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The Great Drive, Day One

I spoke to Josh today and mentioned that I was thinking of blogging their trip across the country. For some reason I can't fathom, he was very excited about the idea, so here goes.

Today Josh and Rachel drove from Richmond, Virginia, to Charleston, West Virginia. I was actually in Charleston once to visit a college roommate, so I keep thinking of all the things they could be doing as tourists...but the timing probably won't work out. They've got three kids and three cats in tow.

Anyway, Josh sent me a few photos from day one, so here they are. Here's Rachel driving the car:


Rachel Driving Rachel Driving
07-10-2008



Josh made sure to purchase a copy of the New York Times at a Starbucks in Virginia, in case I had a letter in it. He tells me he plans to stop at a Starbucks every day so he can keep up with the Times:


New York Times From Waynesboro, VA New York Times From Waynesboro, VA
07-10-2008




This was the first sight that greeted them as they crossed the border from Virginia to West Virginia:


First Sight in West Virginia First Sight in West Virginia
07-10-2008



And here's a sign from the first rest area/tourist spot they stopped at:


Rest Stop in West Virginia Rest Stop in West Virginia
07-10-2008



Finally, Josh asked me to pass along a request.

Rachel is an X-Files fan. I mean, a major X-Files fan. She is such a big X-Files fan that she already has a ticket to the new movie "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" for the 10 pm showing on the night of Friday July 25 at the Eugene Valley River Center movie theater. Note that is only one ticket, not two, as Josh isn't interested in seeing the film. So Rachel is looking for a group of people with which to see the film.

In short, if you're in the Eugene, Oregon area and would like to go see the new X-Files movie with my sister-in-law, let me know. I'll pass the message along.

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