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Trip Start Oct 04, 2008
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Hey Ya'll,

I know it took us some time but we've been doing a lot and Motel wireless networks kicking out every time does not exactly help either! let me give a short recap of our last 5 days.

So on the 4th we left Bluffton wich was very weird and sad too. Thanks too everyone who has come to one of our 4 good bye parties during the last week of Oct, we had a blast! So we hit the road and went straight to Clinton SC. I know, we didn't make it very far our first day.
In Clinton we met up with Kenny at a Presbytarian College football game. Go (Blue)Hose!! He then told us it was homecoming that weekend and that there would be a cool party at their fraternity. As you can imagine we were not too tired off driving around and joind Phi Kappa Phi beta to their Party, which was kind of weired because everybody was about 5 years younger than us. We would like to skip the rest of the night and leave it as an interesting social event.
On Sunday the 5th we then cruised to the Capitol, thinking along the way, what the original meaning of D.C. is(the closest we came for a long time was DeCapitol - Go Southerners!!). It was a long drive but we finally made it, after driving around DC, looking in the semi dark at nice suburban areas, headed towards Lincoln Memorial and getting lost again we found a motel. So on Monday the 6th we took a cab to Memorial Bridge, nearly got hit by Mr. Prez chopper and start ed  our tour to the famouse DC things:
DC was absolutely awesome, but after half a day of walking around and the motel price that went up by $50,- for another night we decided to head out.

So of to Harpers Ferry, which is a quaint little town on that lies on the pont where Virginia, west Virginia & Maryland meet. Walked around for a bit and lunch there and then headed out to Front Royal VA. This town lies right at the start of the Sky Line Drive through the Appallachen. That's what we did next day, we hit the Shenandoah National park. which is the Sky line Drive. Beautiful views all around and with about 68 scenic view points stretched out over 110 miles we had plenty of things to see. After we where done with the scenic drive, which took about our whole day. We found a campground, Sherando Lakes in VA. We picked up some fire wood at a local B&B and went to our site. Set up the tent for the first time, just before darkness hit. Then we built our fire because it was freezing cold. Started heating up our food, a selection of ravioli, mac & cheese, knak wurst & beans. Although it doesn't sound great, well to us it was a 4 course supermeal, sitting around the fire hearing all these noises around you. (especially interesting because we read warnings for bears). Camping experience was awesome! Although we will be picking up a hatchet before we go camping again. (thanks for the tip Ryan!).

After breaking up camp next morning and having a frigging cold shower, we headed out towards Ashville NC, which took about 6 hours and it started raining when we hit the interstate and it didn't stop till later that evening. But beautifull views from the highway, even with the rain and low clouds in the mountains. In Ashville we decided to spoil ourselves after the camping experience and went to a 4 points Sheraton. Went out in Ashville for some food and drinks and had a great night of sleep. Ashville is a really nice little town with a lot of hippie like people. Lot's of beards and interesting people. And all kinds off organic stores, eco this & that and great little restaurants. Well, that's it so far, but hopefully we'll be back with an update soon. As soon as we have decent wireless again you'll hear from us! Hasta la pasta, see ya'll!!!!

Klompjes & Krautz (AKA Robin & Philipp)
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sjaak
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Hey folks
Nice to share your travel experiences with us, we have seen the photos and you are very lucky to travel around for almost 5 weeks!!
It really makes us a bit jealous, but on the other hand: after 1,5 years of hard working (ehmm......?!) the two of you deserve some time for relaxing.
We hope you'll have a great time and look forward to your next blog.

Herzlichen Grüssen für Krautz and De Ballen for Robin! Bye, Sjaak (Robin's Dad)

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