Friday, February 21, 2014

Travelogue: 2/15-2/16/14

A lot of people only go on road trips when the weather is warm. Not us! We think winter is a great time to go for a drive. There's less traffic, and if there's snow cover, it helps make otherwise familiar scenery seem completely different. Sure, you might have to drive through snow every now and then if you're unable to plan around it. And most tourist attractions will be closed. And you can't do a whole lot outside, really...but hey, the driving itself is nice.

We were a bit stir crazy last weekend after being stuck in the house for a lot of the week, so...who wants to drive to Virginia??? May as well spend our first night away from home this year while we're at it, since we didn't have any overnights at all planned until April.

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This was as good a time as any to check off some of those road trip goals I set at the start of the year, so that was basically - alright, entirely - the basis for the route we took. I finished off Interstate 66, visited 3 new counties in Virginia, and also visited the only county I had remaining in West Virginia.

The drive was nice, too, except in a few spots. Manassas, Manassas Park, and Falls Church are not exactly the most conveniently located "counties". Even suburban DC is pretty densely populated. Getting to the east end of I-66 via a road other than I-66 is also difficult. But hey, now it's done, and we had a good time while we were at it.

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