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Road trip wrap-up

Friday was the long trip to Cincinnati. I was still amazed at waking up to 50°F..., in Wisconsin..., in March. [shakes head] Major traffic accident just 40 miles south of Madison. As I was stopped on the interstate I noticed there was no traffic coming northbound either then I saw the helicopter arrive. Yeah, bad accident that shutdown both sides of the interstate. I let Garmin get me to the next exit and get a detour around that mess and it did a good job and only added 15 minutes to the route. I got to kybearfuzz's house at about 7pm. We grabbed some dinner at Hoggy's (sp?).

Saturday kybearfuzz and I grabbed breakfast at Panera and I was back on the road for the long haul back to Durham NC. I used the route supplied by Garmin again and I think it was better than the interstate route through Lexington KY. It took me on Hwy 32 straight to the mountains, eventually Portsmouth and then into WV and VA. In Charleston WV the car thermometer reported 82°F! I finally got home about 7:30pm, about 8.5 hours I think. No problems with the car. Whatever the vibration was before, it vanished.

Overall, this was a very rewarding trip. I logged over 2000 miles in the car, about 35 hours of driving time, over 300 pictures (raw shots, several deleted) and about $20 in road tolls. I got to meet kybearfuzz, cincycub, kevnetik, geometrician and actorguy1 for the first time in person. I got to get together again with mikiedoggie, rbsmith77 and catch up with my best friend from high school, Terry and wife Dawn. It's been many years since I've seen Terry. It was wonderful to drive through these places in my own car to get around on my own.

I've finally uploaded all of my pictures from the entire week into a single set, but I have a few more descriptions to add to the Cincinnati ones.

I appreciate the hospitality, kindness, kisses and hugs from all of my friends who were a part of this unforgettable trip!

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cincycub
Mar. 10th, 2009 07:31 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you had a terrific trip and it was awesome to meet you! Hope the return to your routine doesn't suck :)
texwriterbear
Mar. 10th, 2009 11:07 am (UTC)
Glad to hear you had such a good trip Joe!!
kybearfuzz
Mar. 10th, 2009 11:21 am (UTC)
I'm glad you could make the trip! It was great to finally meet you in person! Big hugs!!!
paterson_si
Mar. 10th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
Great pics, handsome men.... and good to have you back safe and sound. :)
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