Saturday, October 27, 2007

On Beyond the East Coast

OK... So much has happened since we left Washington D.C. that it truly seems otherworldly. Let's begin at leaving the Capitol.

We used the new purchase of 'The Most Scenic Drives in America,' to guide us through the Maryland Panhandle en route to Morgantown, West Virginia. The timing could not have been better, as we were treated to some of the most fantastically brilliant foliage either of us had ever seen. Every hill seemed to open up a new vista of color, previously unprecedented. A wrong turn turned out to be so right, only in the Allegheny's will you see a goat on a stoop.

We then took a leg stretch of a hike at Split Rock State Park to see the Canyon Overlook Trail if you could even call it a trail. The view was spectacular though.

Onto Cumberland, Maryland which was a cute little town with a Steam Engine Locomotive billowing soot as we arrived off the highway ramp. It was a beautiful little spot for a picnic on a table on the main drag. Apparently, travel magazine named it one of the 'Eight Small Towns to Visit' in the whole world. Also on that list: Montauk, NY and Breckenridge, CO!

Nick's cousin Tommy warmly greeted us in Morgantown, and even though we missed all of the college craziness of the weekend, we were treated to their turn hosting a weekly Sunday family meal (Virginia Ham and Shrimp Scampi - not bad for college eats!) Chris, Ben, Tommy, Brenden, and Raja (the kitty) were so hospitable we had a blast just recooping from the first leg of the journey and touring the campus. (also - Monorail!)
More Sweetness to Come!

Monday, October 22, 2007

For Your Viewing Pleasure...

PICTURES! (thanks to Angelo)
Washington D.C.
(click for the big version)

Washington Monument will be there forever. those clouds were once in a lifetime.

The Mayan Calendar at the National Museum of the American Indian

A Smiley Yup'ik (Eskimo) mask.

We liked this White House better.

Don't ask what's in the Slurpee.

Yeah. I miss him.

More Eventually...


OK. Now that we have this instantaneous visceral to digital posting journal blog thing set up, we feel like we should catchup. An evening stop in Chestertown, MD across the Chesapeake Bay from our Washington D.C. destination proved to be a quaint little town. Andy's was the place that the aforementioned Pumpkin Pie originated, following a very nice crab dip. The sunset was unbelievable.
The Murano has proven to be an incredible road trip vehicle, and we are looking forward to that fateful first night we spend sleeping in the car itself. haha.

Washington D.C. was incredible. Eaghmon's apartment, our base of operations, was perfect and the city was rife with cheap and fun stuff to fill our days. The Zoo and American Indian musem were highlights, feeding time for the Octopus especially!
also, GIGANTIC TORTOISES! From D.C., we drove through the fire-like foliage of the Maryland Panhandle to visit my cousin Tommy in UWV. That's our current location, sitting next to a cute kitten, enjoying each others company and watching Gangs of New York. More to come!....Now can we go for a hike, please Nick??

My Turn to Add to the Technological Insanity

I've learned more about the computer while driving than I have in all my life! We'll try to keep this interesting. Mmmm... first stop, pumpkin pie in Maryland! How sweet and beautiful it is here on the road!

I Can't Believe We're Actually Blogging.

Hey internet world. I told myself I'd never do this, but here is a BLOG to keep up with our cross country craziness! So much has happened in so little time it would be insane to try and cram it all in here while im still unfamiliar with how all this blogginess works. Let's try posting a picture.