I am going to make this quick since it is late and we are planning on getting an early start in the morning, but we made it to Virginia! We got a later-than-planned start so we didn’t make it quite as far as we had hoped, but 320 miles is a pretty big dent into the 600 miles we have to go. We crossed the Virginia state line to cheers from all, as seems to be our tradition whenever we enter a new state. It feels good to be on the road again, something about pulling out and heading somewhere new always makes me giddy.
The drive thus far has been beautiful. The trees are very thick giving it a remote feeling, even though I know it has been anything but. We can always tell when we are getting close to a larger city, though, because traffic suddenly becomes thick, even if we can’t really see the town itself.
On the schedule for tomorrow, after our early (HA!) start, is a snippet of West Virginia, then into Maryland where we will attempt to survive Baltimore (hopefully not during rush hour traffic, since that seems to be the time we always arrive in big cities…), and then up into Pennsylvania. For now though, it is off to beddy-by. This rest area is not nearly as quiet as our peaceful Tennessee campground, but we’re in Virginia, so who can complain? 🙂