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Virginia is for Lovers

West Virginia is for...

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We left Williamsburg, Virginia early today and started heading west. It was raining all morning. We seem to be getting a lot of that but that shouldn't be a problem once we hit California (too soon?). We stopped in a nice little college town, Lexington, Virginia for lunch. In the coffee shop some Washington and Lee University students were talking about how unsober their friends were last night. Some things are the same everywhere. After lunch we continued on, the sun came out at that point and we had a really nice drive through West Virginia. Lots of rolling hills and farms and cows. The only evidence of human civilization was in Charleston, West Virginia where they paved paradise and put up a parking lot (and a planet fitness and a McDonald's and some factories). Aside from getting lots of shit about marrying their cousins West Virginia is a really cool place. Miriam was telling me that they became a state during the Civil War when Virginia seceded from the Union and West Virginia decided that they don't like slavery so they broke off from Virginia, which is super cool so stop giving them shit about marrying their cousins, it's a free country. Love is love.

West Virginia is a real state with t-shirts and stuff

West Virginia is a real state with t-shirts and stuff

So pretty

So pretty

We arrived in Columbus, Ohio at about 6:30 PM where Miriam's wonderful family greeted us with sushi. Miriam went to meet up with a friend. Esther (Miriam's charming little sister), Yoni, and I went to Graeters for ice cream. There is a delicious beef stew smell wafting in from the kitchen that Miriam's mom made. But Miriam is still not home from her friend's so we're waiting for her to start dinner. (We do ice cream before dinner because we can.)
Maybe I'll innocently ask at the dinner table if they have any old pictures of Miriam and then spend the rest of the evening with the Geiger's discussing Miriam's more embarrassing childhood moments. I'll let you guys know how that went ;)

Me sitting on Miriam's doorstep looking disgruntled after the 8 hour drive

Me sitting on Miriam's doorstep looking disgruntled after the 8 hour drive

Posted by shari36 18:32 Archived in USA Tagged road_trip west_virginia virginia ice_cream lower_48 columbus_ohio

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You skipped cabellas! It has cool stuff. I miss that house so much- though I almost always went in through the kitchen.

by Ruth

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