My first game was in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 870 km (540 miles) from home. I had hoped to drive that one the game day itself, but because of the WC games I had to start a day earlier. So, I left home after the morning game and stopped in Dayton, Ohio, to see the second game, Camaroon-Netherlands, in the company of the whole squad of the Dayton Dutch Lions! After a nice chat with Oscar Moens and Ivar van Dinteren I continued my travels, arriving the next day fairly well rested at the BB&T Soccer Park, technically in Advance, NC.
Still sweating I got into my car, as I had to be in Baltimore the next day, 615 km (380 miles) northeast. Hence, I set the goal to stay over in Richmond, VA, an almost four hour drive.