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 the country, which is far more accessible to us now. This report will be written by areas we visited, rather than day-to-day as I have often done in the past. That said....here we go!
DAYS - TRAVELING
We took two days to drive the almost 1100 miles to our first destination, Williamsburg, Virginia. Our routing was I-44/I-270/I-255 and then I-64 for the rest of the way out there, except for a belt loop around the north side of Richmond. We had to skirt around St Louis (thus, 270 and 255), but we went straight through Louisville on I-64. After an overnight stop at Winchester, KY (just east of Lexington), we continued through KY, WVa, and into Virginia. Honestly, much of West Virginia's portion of I-64 was under construction. Grrrrr!
For Williamsburg, we stayed in one place for the 5-days, 6-nights that we were there, choosing Best Western Williamsburg Historic District, which was within a 17 minute walk from Colonial Williamsburg. Our goals for the area were Jamestowne, Yorktown, and Colonial Williamsburg. Prior to our trip, we ensured that we had our military national parks & monument pass, and military tickets to Colonial Williamsburg.
View of the Ohio River as we crossed into Kentucky:
View out the window at the Capitol building in West Virginia. By the time we completed the trip, we had driven through five state capital cities, though we did not catch the Capitol building in any but this one. Since we were trying to make 550 miles on this day, there was no pulling over to get a better photo.