Road Trip: Day One!

I had a beautiful and fun drive to Arlington, Va. (OK, yes, technically not DC) today, and arrived early and in perfect safety. I’m hanging out at my friend Marianne’s and I figured I should post some pictures now before I forget and fall behind.

First of all, the weekend actually began last night, when my friend Tori and I went to the Rumba Cafe to see my favorite indie band, The Spring Standards. I saw them at a free show back in 2010 in DC and have been following them ever since. I was so, so excited that they were doing a gig in my new home of Columbus AND that I had someone to go with me!!! I only took one halfway decent picture, and here it is:

It was their one acoustic song…

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I had their album “Would Things Be Different” already and then bought the new one, “Yellow/Gold.” Even though I had already checked out three audio books from the library for my long drive(s), including A Tale of Two Cities (which will take me a while because, you know, Dickens), I ended up listening to The Spring Standards for 99% of the 7 hours I was on the road. Way to go, guys!

I took some pictures during my drive.

Still in Ohio, I think…

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Somewhat artsy…Yeah, I meant to do that.

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HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! SUCKAAAAAS!

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Aw, crap.

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Say what you will about West Virginia, but there is some gorgeousness to behold there.

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Cumberland, MD, an old industrial town that is about 2/3 to DC from Columbus; I love driving by it because the old architecture is wonderful, but I didn’t get any very good shots this time.

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More Cumberland

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And then it started getting too dark and I was getting too tired to take pictures and drive at the same time (yes, I took all these pictures while I was driving).