Round and Round We Go (updated)
My mom likes to call my brother and I “upsidedown cakes” when we do something completely backwards. Neil’s mom calls her kids “wrong-way Wooten.”
Well, the Moms sure have us pegged.
After approximately 202 miles of driving, tonight we are right back where we started, in Richmond, Virginia.
Neil has 2 days of training in the office this week, so we drove down I-95 this afternoon, staying just a few yards ahead of thunder storms and torrential downpours all the way.
But, we don’t have a home any more, so for the next few nights we’re staying at the Quality Inn (and not, as our friend Janet feared, a “no-tell motel”).
The good news is that we get one more shot to visit Richmond friends, eat at some of our favourite Richmond places, and take all the pictures we meant to take but ran out of time. Plus, we can fine tune just what goes in the storage unit and what goes in the car.
And, we can give our moms a chance to laugh at us for being wrong-way Wootens and upsidedown cakes.
We should have the show back on the road by late in the week.
Neil’s mom has emailed us a correction:
I never heard of “Wrong-way Wooten”, but when we lived in Florida we used to go to the stock car races and there was a young driver named Boaty Boatwright and he would spin out all the time and he would always end up going backwards. They called him “Wrong-way Boatwright”. I would call the kids Wrong-way Boatwright because of him.