Monday, March 23, 2009

On the Road

On Monday, March 23, we left home at 9:25 AM, only 25 minutes past our desired departure time, which I thought was pretty good. We drove 470 miles and arrived in Fredericksburg, VA around 5:45 PM.

I started knitting an afghan since Larry does all the driving.  Hopefully I can finish it faster than the last one which took 5 years.
We had our favorite car trip food, pretzels and peanut butter. We use the waffle pretzels and make little sandwiches. An hour later we made a rest stop at a very upscale McDonalds in Lewisburg, PA, home of Bucknell and the Lewisburg Penitientiary, a high security prison.

We checked into our Hotel - a Fairfield Inn and went to a Mexican restaurant just down the street on Spotsylvania Ave, Pancho Villa, for dinner.  We were given chips and salsa for a starter to go with our Happy Hour Margaritas. We each got a combo plate of one burrito and one enchilada. An enchilada is made with a corn tortilla and a burrito is made with a flour tortilla and is bigger. Maybe I can remember the difference now. I had a bean burrito and a chicken enchilada. Larry had a beef burrito and a chicken enchilada.

I was interested in where the name Spotsylvania came from since it is also the County name. Never one to leave questions unanswered for long I googled it and found that Spotsylvania County was established in 1721 from Essex, King and Queen, and King William counties. The county was named in Latin for Virginia Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood.

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