Thanksgiving - Day 08
Friday, November 25, 2005

Happy Birthday JP!


Narrative

Today we traveled from Hancock, MD to Washington, DC and then later (actually early Saturday morning) to Hopewell, VA

Last night at the truck stop in Hancock, MD was the true test of the sleeping bag. The guy on the radio this morning said the overnight low temperature was 23 degrees. Brrrrr! But inside the sleeping bag was nice and toasty. I added a quilt to The Navigator's blanket and he seemed to do fine.

As a result of driving so long and far last night, we arrived in Washington, DC about six hours earlier than I had planned. So I found a place to park and took a nap.

We are in Washington, DC to make a political statement this evening at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Some of you may enjoy reading about the political statement, some of you may not. To try and accomodate everybody, I have put the information about the political statement on a separate page.

After the political statement was over around midnight we drove to Hopewell, VA to spend Sat and part of Sun with a friend.

Stats

Mileage:
Beginning time: 8:00am in Hancock, MD  | 11:00pm in Washington, DC
Ending time: 12:00pm in Washington, DC | 1:30am in Hopewell, VA
Net driving time (includes stops, etc.): 6:30
Begining odometer: 144,412
Ending odometer: 144,768
Net miles today: 356
Average MPH: 54.77
Total trip mileage: 1940

Expenses:
Gasoline: $55.00 - $2.209/gallon in Hancock, MD
Food, ice, etc.: $11.00
Lodging: $0.00
Other: $2.00 - Windshield washer fluid

Thought For The Day

From BRI in CN:

Five more strange, but true, country music song titles:

"I Don't Know Whether to Come Home or Go Crazy"
(Not to be confused with, "I Don't Know Whether to Kill Myself or Go Bowling")

"If You See Me Gettin' Smaller, It's Cause I'm Leavin' You"

"If Heartaches Were Wine (I'd Be Drunk All the Time)"

"If You Can't Feel It (It Ain't There)"

"Touch Me With More Than Your Hands"

Joke Of The Day

Another groaner from Elizabeth in SC:

A man is recovering from surgery when a nurse asks him how he is feeling. "I'm O.K. but I didn't like the four-letter-word the doctor used in surgery," he answered.

"What did he say," asked the nurse.

"OOPS!"

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