Today I drove down to Spotsylvania County to visit a college friend and have a cookout with his friends and family. Driving out into this part of rural Virginia was a true joy because as I got further and further away from NOVA, I could feel all the stress and aggrivation of this area just flow away from me. In a sense, you can understand what George Allen meant by the real Virginia, namely because when dealing with the folks down in that area is VERY different than dealing with folks in this area.
In Spotsylvania, the folks there didn't care one bit about politics. Only thing they cared about was making sure there was good food on the table and plenty of it. Between the crabs, hot dogs, burgers, and the other fixings that were there, it was a VERY enjoyable day.
I for one think a lot of folks in this area needs to drive down to rural Virginia and just spend time down there with the people. It is a whole different experience. Things are more relaxed, easy paced, and just enjoyable. So for those of you up here who can't turn off your minds about politics and other things, then tough luck. As for me, I am getting a fork and about to enjoy some home made coconut cake. Yummy!