Delaware - Who Do They Think They Are, Anyway?
Mo and I are back. I think I could attempt to summarize our trip in 3 sentences or less, but this might include inside joke stuff, which would be annoying to you and therefore not amusing. So, I will say this:
1. Total time down: 14 hours (Salem to Brandy Station, VA - door to door)
2. Total time back: 12 hours. A drastic improvement.
3. No A/C. But plenty of water dousing in the car.
4. Next time, we fly (we say this every time we make the trek to visit Lynanne, but road trip nostalgia gets the best of us when we plan the next visit and we conveniently forget about the sweating, the deliriousness, the back of the knee cramps, the lines for the ladies room, the gridlock, the trash smells emitted from NYC and NJ, the terrible radio stations in Delaware)
Speaking of Delaware, did you know that they have no "Welcome to Delaware" sign on the way in from New Jersey? This is after they gouge you with a 5 dollar toll. Mo was absolutely ripped about this and I must say, her anger was contagious. I mean, come on, Delaware. Apart from being the first state (ooooooo! the first state!) and offering tax-free shopping, what have you got to be so holier than thou about? We should make our own welcome sign for Delaware. Welcome to our good-for-nothing snore of a hell hole state! What do you expect from a state whose macroinvertebrate is the freaking stonefly? Is that all you got? Keep your stupid stonefly and put up a damn welcome sign! I vote to change their state motto from "The First State" to "The Rudest Little State" or "We May Be Small, but We're Plenty Ill-Mannered!" Why don't they just throw your toll money back at you the way the trees threw apples at Dorothy?
So, I am hoping to post more details of the trip later.
Incidentally, I am glad I missed baseball this weekend. It's pretty humiliating to get your ass kicked by a "twin." Awful name choice, Minnesota.
Oh, and we thought we heard something about an upcoming ban of offensive team names - at least in the NFL. I'm going to look into this. Let's bury the tomahawk, people. Once and for all.