Virginia

Spent most of labor day driving through Virginia. Made it to Knoxville Tennessee tonight. Tara was worn out from all the navigating and needed a bed so motel 6 accommodated us. Me, I was born to travel. I love the freedom and get excited so its hard to sleep.

Everything is going well although one tire on the trailer has a slow leak and needs attention about every five or six hours. I think I may swap it with the spair in the morning if I feel up to it.

I saw a sign for some cavern tour in Virginia and decided to stop. After checking it out I wasn’t going to pay the $46 to walk around underground but Tara insisted and bought us tickets. It was worth it. Well…. it was worth it since I didn’t have to pay!

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Turns out it takes 125 years for the stalagtites and stalagmites to frow one inch! So some of them we saw took millions of years to grow! Different colors and sheens.

Some rich guy owns the cavern and he also owns a company that builds floats for parades. He stores his favorite floats in a warehouse and charges admission. We went.

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So now its one in the morning. I’m wired on mountain dew and road excitement. Couldnt help but notice that this country is so similar everywhere I go. For a while there driving through virginia I could have sworn I was in Minnesota or the Dakota’s.  Farms, feilds, gas stations, flying j’s, walmart, McDonald’s and burger king, and ofcourse the billboards. You know your not in new england anymore and pretty much anywhere else when you see an “Adult Store” sign on the highway at every town you come to.

The wallets a bit thinner, the stomachs are full and we have a warm, well actually an air conditioned room 🙂 and made it to Tennessee.  Off to Nashville tomorrow to see what is so special about it. Maybe we will meet the next big country star and put a little change in his cup.

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