On our way out of Maryland today, we stopped at a huge, wonderful comic book store, Beyond Comics, in Frederick, MD (http://www.beyondcomics.com). We spent way too much, but that's what happens when you haven't been to a comic shop in more than a month and have been on the road for 13 days or so.
One of the things we picked up was the new issue of the official Angel magazine, which contains a feature article about the new Angel comics, showcasing a trip to IDW's offices (why didn't they come out to the ranch, which is far more scenic?).
After that we continued out of MD and into Pennsylvania, which has some devilishly clever highway planners. You think you're tooling along on the interstate, like in the rest of the country, when suddenly the interstate comes to a halt and you're shunted out into the little town of Breezewood, or something like that, where there are more signs on more posts than on any other comparable square footage in America, I'd guess. We were shanghaied into the 50 States souvenir store, where they had much trash and a few treasures. We picked up some Roy Rogers and Lone Ranger stuff, a little Elvis, a Yellow Submarine lunchbox, and assorted weirdness. Then it was back onto the "highway," which they have fiendishly combined with the PA Turnpike so you actually have to pay a toll to ride on the interstate that we have supposedly already paid for wiht our tax dollars. Maybe they don't know how we do it in the rest of the country.
We finally made it out of PA with some of our travelin' money still in hand, crossed into and through West-by-God-Virginia in about 15 minutes, and wound up for the night in Cambridge, OH.
Tomorrow, we plan to make Indianapolis, where my parents met so is at least partially responsible for me being here.