My plans for a road trip in the U.S. next year have now changed considerably, mainly due to cost and time availability.
The plan now is to arrive in Washington DC late May and spend about 3-4 days taking a drive into the Apalachian Mountains to visit places such as George Washington Nat Forest, Shanadoah area and maybe as far as the springs area near lake Moomaw. We would then return to DC to see the main sites in the city (about 3 days) and then settling into Reston by June 6th for a conference (till 12th, then home).
Are you familiar with the Mountains area in Virginia and if so, do you think I’m on the right track with timing and places to go? My wife is not much into roughing it, so we would be looking to stay at comfortable lodgings while on the road.
I appreciate any advice you can share.