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Monday, May 12, 2008

Country Roads

We spent the weekend in Morgantown, W.V., visiting Rob's sister Carrie and her husband Matt. We had a great time!

We left Virginia in the early afternoon and stopped on the way up to see my parents, share England gifts and give Mother's Day attention. Morgantown is about an hour past that, and we arrived there around 7:30 p.m. We were all hungry, so we headed to a local Mexican food place that was great. Lots of WVU college kids are still in town, and we saw some dressed for a party of some nature - I don't know if it was 80s or 90s, but one guy was dressed like Axel Rose (complete with navel-baring tee, boots and bandanna), and he was making the rounds in the restaurant, posing for photos and whooping it up. He was a riot!

Matt and Carrie have Mario Cart for their Wii, so we spent a good chunk of Friday night playing that. I'm terrible at it, but it is a lot of fun!

Saturday we headed for a mini-hike at foggy Cooper's Rock, then just tooled around town. More games on the Wii, then dinner downtown at Black Bear. So good! Carrie and I both had the special: The Chicken Wang (chicken, wing sauce, blue cheese, etc.).

A local, blue-grassy duo called The Weedhawks was playing, and they were great! Seemed like they wrote their songs about their real-life experiences, and they'd give us a little synopsis before each song. One of my favorites was written about getting woken up early... the chorus was all about "the landlord's got hill-billies working on the house." Very good music.

After dinner, we walked into the downtown area and got yummy gelati, then kept walking up to WVU's main campus. It's a good school and the old buildings are beautiful. After watching the movie "The Kingdom" and a few more games on the Wii, we hit the sack.

Sunday, we went to church and then headed back east. We stopped at Rob's parents for a quick lunch and Mother's Day wishes, and we arrived back home mid-afternoon.

Thanks, Carrie and Matt, for your great hospitality! Hope to visit again soon!