So Karen and I drove from Houston to East Meadow New York for her class reunion. Saw Graceland, Monticello, Smithsonian and drove down into Manhattan. What is the deal with all of these truck drivers blocking the Interstates? They drive right next to each other and back up traffic. Virginia is beautiful and I love the people. Elvis had a ton of vehicles. Wanted to stop into Forks but it didn't work out. Was too late going and the traffic too bad coming back. That New Jersey Turnpike has great Rest Stops regularly. That's a hell of a bridge in Baltimore. The waves at Jones Beach are much bigger than Galveston. I got hammered by a wave and lost my new sunglasses. There is a big debate on why New York has the best pizza crust. "Cousin Brucie" says it's the water. A pizza place said it was because they age the dough for 3 days. A turd at a Manhattan parking lot tried to rip of off quoting $80.00 for 2 hours. Houston driving prepared me for the crazy driving with the taxi cabs. I related. Those people protesting in front of the White House seem mentally challenged in person. Just saying. That reflecting pool in front of the Washington Monument must be 900 yards long. We did walk all the way to the Lincoln Memorial. Young people fly by you in these electric scooters. Holiday Inn Express are good hotels with a nice free breakfast. We stayed in one outside of Little Rock though that was right on the Interstate and the traffic noise kept me awake. I picked out several CDs for the trip but listened to Sirius XM all of the time. Ace P.S. Glynch, we went through Texarkana and ate at a great Mexican Restaurant on State Line Avenue.