Let’s just say that the hotel gave us warm chocolate chip cookies when we checked in this afternoon. And let’s just say that endeared me to this whole experience right from the get-go.

That, and the fact that it was 90 degrees today. And that there is a Sheetz on every corner. And that we ate dinner at Chick-Fil-A. And that the drive was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I love Virginia.

Here’s to hoping that sentiment remains in approximately 12 hours, when we will hopefully have crossed the finish line and will not be laying in a heap on the Charlottesville pavement somewhere back near mile 9. It’s finally here!!!