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Published: September 13th 2011
So I think I’ve written about the fact that Dale will be driving here but now he is actually on his way. For a couple of years now Dale and I have planned that we will follow the storms; he will be back up for me and I’ll work. Then we will travel after we are done working.
We’d planned for Dale to come here after he got the RV and truck in shape but I was so worried about him driving alone across the country. Then I remembered that Dolly Hei has always wanted to see DC, she would be perfect.
A bit about Dolly and hopefully I am not repeating myself: Dolly has been a friend since about 1979 when I helped start a food co-op that she joined. Dolly and her husband then came to a couple of our parties and put up a couple of exchange students when we needed to be gone.
Dolly’s husband passed a few years ago so she is on her own. I hadn’t seen her in several years and then ran into her at a peace vigil. We reconnected and exchanged email addresses.
Soon after the peace vigil I got called to Virginia started blogging for the very 1st time and added Dolly to my list of contacts. I only blogged on myspace then so emailed the blogs to a few friends, including Dolly. As it turned out she was so interested in Thomas Jefferson that I encouraged her to join me for the remainder of my time plus the drive home and the travel I wanted to do: Monticello, Poplar Forest, Mt Vernon and so forth. She came and we have been close friends ever since.
So I thought of of Dolly to accompany Dale here. Dolly has always talked about visiting Washington DC and I thought this would be a perfect time for her. We can drop her off in DC, do our inspections, then pick up Dolly and go back to the RV. She can also come along when we are going to other areas.
Dolly agreed quickly to come along and promised to help Dale out on the drive by reading, talking, helping with meals and so on.
They left on Sunday afternoon. Dale reported yesterday that they woke up at dawn at the rest stop in Cedar City, Utah and started their drive across on I-70. They reported that the colors were beautiful driving down thru the buttes. I was so happy that they got to see that amazingly beautiful area in the early morning light.
If you have never driven that stretch of highway I-70 I strongly suggest that you incorporate it into a trip. It is a favorite highway- whoa; I certainly have a bunch of favorites!
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