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New Milford, Pennsylvania
State Capitols · Northeast Tour
Day 11 - Saturday, September 30, 2006
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Charleston, VW

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This has been a different kind of day. It started off super. But about 10am I started feeling kinda bad. Achy, etc. I think I'm running a temp but don't have a thermometer to check.

We're gonna finish the trip, but it'll be follow the route and get home as quickly as possible.

The Navigator has done some pretty amazing things during our travels. But today he outdid himself.

Normally The Navigator doesn't pay much attention to how long the trip is taking. As long as I generally follow the route he has no complaints.

But this trip has been a little different. He has been trying to "steer" the progress of the trip. I had noticed this and chalked it up to his just being a little strange or because this is the first trip where we've used the mapping software and his routing.

But now I know what he's had up his sleeve. He's been steering the trip so we'd arrive at the Pennsylvania capitol at noon today. See the pix below.

Tonight we're in Charleston, WV. I'm not sure yet where we'll actually camp. We're currently parked beside an auto parts store. Nice broadband signal :)

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The capitol of Pennsylvania. Today at noon they celebrated the 100th birthday of the building. Even had a parade with marching bands, etc. Navigating so we'd been here on Saturday was no big deal. But navigating so we'd be here at noon? The Navigator is just awesome! Another Maryland sign for June. Did you know Noah's Ark is being rebuilt in Frostburg, MD? I didn't either, but here it is. This church has been building the ark for 30 years. Based on their progress, I'd say it's gonna be awhile before the rain starts :)
This superstructure is half done. So the ark, when completed, will be twice this long. Hmmm... learn new stuff all the time. Did you know there's an Eastern Continental Divide? I sure didn't. Y'all might be thinking, "Oh another sign for June." Nope, June can't have this sign. This sign, like most everything in West Virginia, either belongs to, or can be directly attributed to, Senator Robert E. Byrd (D-WV). And if you don't believe me, just ask him. This is the Robert E. Byrd state capitol in Charleston, WV.
And here's some info about it.
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Begin: 9:30am
End: 9:30pm
Net (includes stops): 12 hrs, 0 mins
Begin odometer: 166,959
End odometer: 167,529
Net miles today: 570
Average MPH: 51.8
Total trip miles: 2,768

Gasoline: $25.00
     Price: $2.299/gal
     Bought in: New Milford, PA
Gasoline: $63.00
     Price: $2.299/gal
     Bought in: Ivydale, WV
Food, ice, etc.: $12.00
Lodging: $0.00
Other: $0.00
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From Donna in KY:

It's a well known fact that you can relieve stress by popping bubble wrap. As a result of a technological breakthru, you can now do this virtually. Save Addictive Mode for one of those days when you're really stressed.

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From JP in FL:

All of these are legitimate companies that didn't spend quite enough time considering how their online names might appear ... and be misread.

1. Who Represents is where you can find the name of the agent that represents any celebrity. Their Web site is

2. Experts Exchange is a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views at

3. Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island at

4. Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder at < ahref="">

5. There's the Italian Power Generator company,

6. And don't forget the Mole Station Native Nursery in New South Wales,

7. If you're looking for IP computer software, there's always

8. The First Cumming Methodist Church Web site is

9. And the designers at Speed of Art await you at their wacky Web site,

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