From the Island of Amelia to Virginia Blue Fields

For those of you who don't know (Mark, excluded), there are two Bluefields (WV & VA). We got to spend time in both today - woohoo! Our drive up I-95, I-26, and I-77 was quiet and uneventful - as I said before - just how we like it. All the way up there was the constant presence of law enforcement (no problem with that) but I don't recall any of them having the typical 'bubble gum machine' on top. They were all of the hidden lights variety - they're getting sneakier. Again, I have no problem with that. I also don't recall seeing any accidents along our route. Our trip covered 576 miles 2,560 feet in elevation - I guess we were driving uphill all the way. What a day! Once we got here we had the distinct pleasure of spending a couple of hours visiting with my 84-year-old grandmother, Doris - the most fulfilling portion of the trip so far. By the way, we were extremely pleased to hear that Johnny's niece is doing well after her surgery this afternoon. I'm looking for a picture of grandma but don't have one with me - we'll see if we can rectify that.

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