30 August 2005
Pittsburgh to North Carolina
Our last week in Pittsburgh was mostly relaxing. After the day in downtown we had a couple days of not doing much at all but laundry and running errands. The last Wednesday and Friday we were there we spent with friends and family. Thursday was spent with Bill and I going to Laurel Caverns (http://www.laurelcaverns.com/). There we went on the hour-long tour of the upper caverns and played mini-golf in the Kavernputt. (http://www.laurelcaverns.com/kavernputt.htm) Bill and I have decided that we will try to mini-golf if it’s available everywhere we go. Laurel Caverns are different from most caverns you can tour (or so they say) because there aren’t many formations like stalactites and stalagmites, the floors and walls are mostly smooth and have been worn out by flowing water. It’s a constant 52 degrees and I was pretty chilled by the end of the tour despite my jeans and sweatshirt. It was interesting to see where people have carved their names and years along the years until it became illegal to do so. There are names and dates on this wall (insert pic with names) back to the early 1800s.
Bill and I left Pittsburgh yesterday, August 27th, at 8:00am and arrived in North Carolina around 5pm, we drove for 9 hours straight only stopping to gas up the truck. Today we haven’t done a damn thing. Well…we haven’t left the RV in any case, we’ve spent the day trying to figure out where in our trip we are going to go from here, since our plan keeps getting shot down by weather, timing, and gas prices. We new it was the right time to leave Pittsburgh because it rained on us all day yesterday while loading up, driving, and setting back down in NC. I don’t know what we will do if we ever have to move the RV when the weather is dry.
The Hula girl is compliments of Bill's best friend and his wife, they bought it for me so I wouldn't be bored while driving. Stay tuned for Hula across America. I need to name her, any suggestions? Email them to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org Bill thinks we should name her after a wind goddess, anyone know the name of a Hawaiian wind goddess?
That’s really all for now, I’ll write again when we’ve seen or done something cool in NC.