Hi, I just discovered this website, what a fabulous resource!
We're planning a trip up to DC in a few days and I'm debating what route to take. Normally we do this trip as fast as possible, taking the I-85/I-95 route, but we will have a 4 month old baby with us this time and I really don't know what to expect. Hopefully she'll spend a lot of time sleeping. But if she is too upset and I'm having to take long breaks, I may have to break my trip up into two days. My options as I see it are:
1) Take our usual 85->95
2) 85->US-29 in Greensboro
3) Go up via I-81
Any opinions? I'm thinking the important points are: plenty of rest stops and least amount stop and go traffic as possible (you know how babies are when you stop the car). A few possible hotels would good too, if we need to stop overnight (Fairfield Inn/Hampton Inn quality).
I had read that VDOT closed some of the rest stops on I-81 in 2009. Are they all open again?