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Friday
Apr122013

A day spent at 70mph-- and a brief moment of sitting still.

Today was a driving day-- but it was such a pretty drive from South Carolina to West Virginia that I didn't really mind. And I finally wised up and skipped the soda. 

I also realized the car's GPS was defaulted to avoid toll roads, which explains why it was telling me it was going to take 8 hours to drive to Charleston!  I didn't realize it until I got to the West Virginia toll road, when the GPS kept barking for me to turn off onto these little roads.  When I went in and set it to allow for toll roads, my arrival time moved up a full 90 minutes!  Totally worth the $6 in tolls not to have to drive two-lane roads all the way through the mountains of West Virginia!

Money well spent.

I got into Charleston around 6 and got a room.  With a little bit of sunlight left I decided to stretch these road-lazy legs and see a little of town. I walked down to the Kanawha River and sat down to do some much river-lookin'.  A little sun on my face, a little quiet, a little bit of time spent siting still. It was so nice. 

This whole trip is intended to see America through all it's donated goods, but every now and then it's nice to have a little bit of time to see and experience the towns themselves. It was a nice change of pace.

Tomorrow-- thrfting in Charleston and on the road to Columbus!

 

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