We've made it all the way to Virginia. We've come a long way, thanks to the persistence of my parents. They've driven like madmen to get us this far this quickly while I slept comfortably in the front seat.
We made it to St. Louis on Wednesday, passing through on our way east. We saw the St. Louis arch, my Mom thankfully waking me up so I could see it (I missed it on the way out). It was pretty cool and I can add it to the list of national monuments that I've seen.
Stopping in Kentucky, we kept pushing forward the next day. We made it through Kentucky and West Virginia. We stopped in Huntington, WV, my parents home for many years. My Dad went to school here as well as two of my siblings being born here. Needless to say the place carried some memories for my parents. I thought the place was kind of depressing but that may have just been the gloomy weather. What was certain was the city was surrounded by a ton of trailers, all badly in need of paint job, showing that they had most likely been there for many years. I heard a WV joke: How is a Texas Tornado like a West Virginia Divorce? No matter what, someone's going to lose a trailer.
We're now in Virginia and on our last day of traveling. I'm looking forward to today since I'll be driving the last hour and a half. My parents both have a car at the Newport News airport so I'll be driving my van home. This has been a long trip but it is so close to done.