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Hello from South Carolina!

What a hellish drive. We hit the usual traffic jam in Northern Virginia (grrrr), and a far worse one in North Carolina - twenty miles of 5-20 m.p.h. traffic (more of the low number than the high) that turned out to be a gaper delay for where a tornado crossed the highway yesterday. I feel awful for the folks who suffered through the storm damage and the losses they sustained, but still couldn't help feeling a bit enraged that nearly everyone on the highway wanted to gawk instead of driving through.

And now, to settle in and then to sleep, perchance to dream, and tomorrow, the girls and I are off to Charleston!

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Apr. 18th, 2011 04:46 am (UTC)
Glad you got through the tornadoes safely, rubberneckers are more dangerous than accidents on the road! My parents and sister are in Eastern North Carolina and there were at least 68 tornado sightings yesterday, it was quite bizarre.
Apr. 18th, 2011 02:41 pm (UTC)
The tornadoes came through on Saturday, and we were traveling yesterday, which was clear and gorgeous. But oh, the destruction!
Apr. 18th, 2011 11:19 am (UTC)
I hope you have a great time in Charleston.
Apr. 18th, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
Me too!
Apr. 18th, 2011 02:08 pm (UTC)
Who even knew we were so close right now?
I've been settling into new digs in Augusta (some say "Disgusta") for the last week! Augusta straddles the border between GA and SC! Sure, you're on the Entire Other Side of the State, but I'm writing my multipart account of the recent road trip across America that I took to get here from Seattle, and a three hour drive to Charleston is easy-peasy now! I'mma go sort through previous posts to discover why you're there...

Glad your drive went by safely, if slowly! Driving into San Francisco was similar--I could see my exit for 40 minutes before I got there, just so I could stop because people couldn't take their eyes off a two car collision where nobody seemed very hurt, even. Some people's children!
Apr. 18th, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Who even knew we were so close right now?
I've never been to Augusta, although I believe I went through it once on my way to Atlanta.

We're visiting the College of Charleston, since my older daughter is enrolled to start there in the fall and she hasn't seen the campus yet. (My younger daughter and I visited last fall - I know, weird, right?)

I'll be looking for your travel report!
Apr. 19th, 2011 11:50 am (UTC)
Re: Who even knew we were so close right now?
I have a tendency to live in places that, for most people, are on the way elsewhere -_-

Congratulations on older daughter graduations and college acceptances! And wasn't it the case in your Jane Austen's storytime that sisters and mothers screened potential candidates for long term relationships and engagements? See, and now Older Daughter is getting a chance to know this Charleston gentleman. Clearly proper.
Apr. 18th, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
You could not have picked a more beautiful day to come to SC (despite the storms the day before). I hope the rest of your trip is less eventful.
Apr. 19th, 2011 12:45 am (UTC)
So far, so good!
Apr. 18th, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
We passed one another one the road! I returned from SC Sunday. We were in Myrtle Beach.
Apr. 19th, 2011 12:46 am (UTC)
Damn! Had I known, I would totally have waved at you as you went by!
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