I'm here in Fredericksburg this weekend for a teacher workshop on teaching the Civil War and to learn more about the Battle of Chancellorsville. It is sponsored by the Civil War Preservation Trust which is a marvelous organization that, in addition to work to preserving battle sites, does a lot for student and teacher education. I'm very excited about the all-day tour of Chancellorsville that we'll have on Saturday.
Before I drove up here, I drove up to D.C. to drop my daughters off there and so I had the distinct pleasure of driving through the Northern Virginia traffic two times. Each time I drive through that mess on I95, I am so thankful that I don't have to deal with that in Raleigh. I don't understand how people endure the traffic day in and day out. And I can see why the major issue in Virginia's gubernatorial campaign will be how to fund new roads. Bob McDonnell has come out with a plan, but the Democrat, Creighton Deeds, still hasn't come out with his plan. Just spending one afternoon in that traffic convinces me that I would be voting based solely on that one issue.