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    Sticky: Summary of the Trip - Statistics

    The Nitty and Gritty of Road Trips - Costs and Statistics

    Mileage

    Driving days only - 3,170 miles
    Longest drive - 557 miles, first day (10+ hours)
    Shortest drive - 181 miles, Williamsburg to...
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    Sticky: Summary

    Summary of Trip: Food

    We ate really well on this trip, choosing more local places than chains. On the few occasions we did chains, we chose the ones we don't get to "do" very often. Among some of...
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    Sticky: Heading Home

    And So We Head Home...

    After Vicksburg, we knew we had to go home. We had some obligations already scheduled. Our route home was to backtrack on I-20 East to I-220, the belt loop around Jackson,...
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    Sticky: Vicksburg NMP - Try #2

    Seeing Vicksburg Again

    About 11 years ago, we tried to make a stop at Vicksburg while enroute to Florida. We were trying to make 500 miles in a day, so we didn't feel we had a lot of choice than...
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    Sticky: As we headed west

    Our Changed Routing

    We headed out on a Sunday morning, at first going northwest on I-26 all the way up to Columbia, SC, then turning west on I-20. Traveling on a Sunday had both its positives and...
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    Sticky: Moving on South

    To Charleston, and Fort Sumter

    We had a day of driving, which was notable for only a few things. Our route was US-64 West, which is slated to become I-87 between Rocky Mount and Columbia NC. Then...
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    Sticky: Outer Banks - Scenic Drive - Lighthouses

    A Scenic Drive on Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Our second full day on the Outer Banks was spent mostly doing a scenic drive down the islands. It wasn't a perfect day, but at least it was dry...
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    Sticky: Outer Banks: Wright Brothers Memorial aka "Kitty Hawk"

    Where It Happened: Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk

    Another "bucket list" place to visit, the Wright Brothers Memorial at Kill Devil Hills had been on our minds for years, and the reason we took that...
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    Sticky: On the Road Again - Heading South

    A Bridge-Tunnel and a Swamp

    Sometimes you have to take a short travel day to get to your next destination, but the journey can be interesting and beautiful if you let it be. Such was our trip out...
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    Sticky: Plantation Day

    AZBuck, we've said that about Branson ever since we got here. It's only 3 or 4 hours, but still we say "We'll go sometime..."

    A DAY IN CHARLES CITY, VA

    Our final day in the Williamsburg was...
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    Sticky: Two Days in Yorktown

    Yorktown National Military Park and Historical Yorktown & Riverfront Walk

    The third corner of the Virginia Historical Triangle is Yorktown. We didn't do them in the order of history, but we felt...
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    Sticky: A Day in Colonial Williamsburg

    This place has been on my proverbial "wish list" for many years. It became the reason we went to that area of Virginia this time. You are immersed into the colonial times by walking through...
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    Sticky: Jamestowne Rediscovered

    A DAY AT JAMESTOWNE REDISOVERED, NPS SITE

    There are two ways to explore the first colony, and one of them is the NPS site at Jamestown Island. We spent the better part of a day there. It was an...
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    Sticky: 2023 East Coast History Report

    My husband and I just returned from a 17-day trip to the East Coast and the South. When we moved here to Missouri, we had decided that for awhile, our trips would concentrate on the eastern side of...
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