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Day 11

Location: Newport News, VA

Miles Driven: About 17

Total Miles: 2,659

Spent the majority of the day doing absolutely nothing, and it was great.  Hung out at Chrissy’s eating some Lebanese food (her mom is a great cook), watching videos on YouTube, and then hanging out by the pool in her backyard.  The epitome of a lazy day, and it felt great.  I don’t have a great deal to share about that day, but here’s just one of the many videos we enjoyed watching online.  It’s actually one of the first videos I can recall ever seeing on the Internet, and it was pretty memorable – a man makes art, and tells a story, using sand on a projector:

Pretty cool, right?

The plan for the evening was to eat with Chris and Sundae at their place, as Sundae was going to cook up a couple traditional Mexican dishes.  Her food was absolutely fantastic and had just the right kick of spiciness.

Sundae's dishes: Sopa (left) and Rajas con crema y pollo (right). Very tasty.

Pineapple soda

Hung out with those guys for the next several hours just laying back.  We played a little “Guitar Hero: Metallica”, and man, I am rusty.  A while later I said my goodbyes to Chris and Sundae.

Ended the night meeting up with some of Chrissy’s co-resident friends at a bar back in City Center.  Played a little PacMan, shot some pool, and enjoyed some conversation til the bar closed.

Went to bed not long after, as I was planning to hit the road early.  Heading up to Bethesda, Maryland where I used to live, and I’m going to spend the weekend there.  Mostly going to hang out with some old friends, but also am looking forward to hitting up Shenandoah National Park with some buddies, as well (it will be my first of many National Park stops along this trip).  I’ll probably have a big post to capture the entire weekend, so stay tuned for something Sunday night.

Thanks again to Chrissy for hosting me those two nights.  I had a great time in Newport News and am fortunate to have a good group of friends there.

And thanks to all for the kind words of support and encouragement along the way.  I’m glad you are all enjoying reading this.  I am really enjoying putting this all together.  I’ve been told by more than one person that the joy of this trip is evident on my face – I guess it’s not easy to contain one’s enthusiam being able to see these great places and meet up with so many wonderful people.  I am lucky.

joe

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  1. bea
    June 10, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Sand art – awesome! woohoo – Joe is coming to MD. Cougars, be aware!

  2. Georgie
    June 10, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I can’t catch up with you…are you on the way to MD? Let me know if it is already season for crab feast..I am getting them this time..

  3. Maria
    June 13, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Chrissy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so jealous you all got to hang out together!!! I wish i was there! WE need all to meet in Bingoville sometime soon!

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