Thursday was my birthday, but there would be no celebrating today. We were up early, got the car packed and pulled away from our lovely little guest house in Crumpler, NC at exactly 6:58 A, M.
Today was going to be a LONG day on the road. The longest leg of the trip; about 650 miles. By 7:10 we had crossed into VA and filled the gas tank ( the prices were much better than NC) and a little later made a quick stop at McDonalds for a couple of breakfast burritos and to re-fill the coffee mugs.
Not long after that it started to rain, and we encountered rain on and off the remainder of the trip. We stopped once more in VA ( what a LONG state - we thought we would never get out!) at a rest stop to stretch and then crossed into West VA at 12:15, then into Maryland just after 12:30 and crossed the state line into PA about 12:45.
Now we were getting back to familiar territory, close to where we both grew up. The rivers and rolling hills of PA and NY. Below are a few of those sights that brought back memories, especially for Rich and his days of river fishing and bow hunting in PA. Below are a few pictures as we traveled through VA and on into PA. The Susquehanna River, the rolling hills and the rocky ledges along the country roads. Another accident on US 22 W had traffic backed up. We had been lucky so far that stopped traffic had been going in the opposite direction. Then we turned on US 11N and from there, through North Cumberland we hit bumper to bumper traffic for about 20 minutes.