I have been planning a trip at the end of August to head from Ohio to Washington D.C., then travel to Luray to see the caverns and pick up Skyline Drive and then head from there to Virginia Beach. The drive from Ohio to D.C. is about 6 hrs from our location and is easily doable between my husband and I. The problem is (and where I REALLY need help) is the drive home from Virginia Beach to Ohio is a little over 10 agonizing hours in the car. I would love to break this up through out the day with short stops at interesting destinations, but the direction we are coming up is pretty much small towns (I-64 W to I-70 to I-76 [up through VA, WV & PA]). We are making a stop up in Williamsburg on the way home to see Ripley’s, but I would like a few more short stops on the way back. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.
(Just an FYI, we are passing by Richmond, Fredericksburg, Winchester, Berkley Springs, Somerset, Pittsburg - but Pittsburg is less than a 2 hour drive from us, so I do not want to stop too close by)