Outside was sunny but cold and chilly. Our van's built-in monitoring temp equipment tells us that the temp outside is in the very low 40s degrees F. We left the house around noontime. My wife did the driving, as usual, especially for long trips that takes over two hours to drive.
We also dropped by at a gas station/convenient store to fill up our 2008 Toyota Sienna van's fuel tank. We took turns in filling up gas.
Since it's lunchtime, we decided to eat our lunch (the food from Totoy's) there at the gas station's parking lot. As always, we prayed before and after eating.
Although the food was good, to my taste, I did eat half of what I ordered for myself. I save the rest for my dinner. You know what they said, these so-called authorities on staying healthy ---to eat by the portions. Of course, I couldn't resist that glutinous rice cake for dessert. I ate my share of one slice. I just love it.
We went back to that convenient store to use their restroom. Now, before leaving the store at the spur of a moment I thought of buying a lotto ticket. I haven't been buying lotto ticket/s for years. I admit, I don't pay attention that much about this (game/gambling?) activity. Game of chance? I don't know but it's not my thing. But I did buy not one but two tickets today: one automatic pick and one selected. We left the gas station full.
On the road to C-ville, we drove down the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bay-Bridge Tunnel. See what else we saw on the way as we took the interstate all the way to C-ville.
Well, my friends, there's the sign, we're getting closer and closer to our destination. Observably, our speed limit is decreasing, from 55 to 60, to 65, to 70, don to 65, to 60, to 55, until we reached the city limit and where the place/university our daughter has been studying for the past three years and a half. In a few minutes we're on the University campus.
Left and right, we see school buildings, old and new, and architecturally beautiful.
Finally, we reached our destination. Glad and thankful that we arrived safely. We're so happy to see our daughter again and she was, too.
I took some pictures of the place and inside her dorm.
Our daughter, by the way, has been living in a college dorm since her first year of college. She moved to another residence hall building when she was in third year.
I took some souvenir photos of her in and outside of her dorm. She seems fascinated by posing before my camera.
At 1700, we left C-ville for Hampton Roads. Along the way back home, I did take some more pictures since the day was bright and sunny.
We stopped by at a gas station to pump gas even if our van has enough fuel, used their rest room. Our daughter took a picture of a car that has both sides up or top down right there in that gas station.
We ate our left over food on the way. As always, my wife did the driving.
After an hour, we stopped by at a Rest Area/Welcome Center which is quite new. I took a couple of pictures there inside.
I did try to get some shots of the road signs and directions.
After two and a half plus of traveling, we finally arrived in Hampton Roads. Again, we drove down into the tunnel and then after the bridge, we reached our place. But, we decided to drop by at a store to buy some AA batteries for our camera, and other stuff like yogurt, eggs, bananas, etc.