Archive for May, 2002

Cross-Country Travel, Chapter 1

Friday, May 31st, 2002

May 6, 2002-May 31, 2002

We left NYC on 5/6 and made a small loop through North Eastern PA, and the Delaware River Water Gap, and then down the coast of NJ. I wasted a whole $10 on the slots in Atlantic City, but it provided about 2 hours of entertainment. We then crossed the Delaware Bay on the Cape May Ferry, and drove down the coast, stopping at the Assateague Island National Seashore to see the wild horses. We stayed in Hampton, VA with Dustie’s relatives, and got a tour of Langley AFB. When we turned inland, we stopped at some of the historical towns (Yorktown, Jamestown, and Colonial Williamsburg). We went to Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, which was well worth the visit. We then did a quick drive through the mountains in Western Virginia and West Virginia. It’s amazing how windy the roads are with switchbacks up one side of a valley, and then down the other side, with a new valley every few miles. It’s doesn’t make for very exciting driving in an SUV. Even the main roads in WV are constantly curvy.