We’re often asked by people we meet on the road if we have an itinerary for our journey. I thought I’d give you a sample of a few days journeying to answer that question.
Thursday: Spend the day driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, with a plan to arrive Friday in Shenandoah National Park, spend a few days there, then drive on to Washington, DC.
Thursday night: Consult the NPS website and learn that Shenandoah is still closed for the season. Decide to bypass the park and head to DC.
Friday morning: Review the Virginia map and realize that DC is much further north than Williamsburg, so decide to head east instead of north. Find Appomattox National Historical Park on our route and decide to check it out.
Friday afternoon: Realize that I can’t pronounce Appomattox. Meet a family and volunteer at Appomattox who highly recommend a stop at Battle of the Crater in Petersburg. Consult map in search of a state park to camp before we continue on to Petersburg.
Friday evening: Arrive at Twin Lakes State Park. Learn about a cool rail-trail with a giant bridge and decide to stay an extra night.
Saturday afternoon: Ride our bikes over the incredibly cool High Bridge. Meet a park ranger at the bridge who recommends the High Bridge Museum in Farmville (pronounced Farmvull). Decide to continue our ride into Farmville. Fortify ourselves with frozen yogurt.
Saturday night: Plan to visit Petersburg National Battlefield, then drive to Williamsburg.
Sunday: Visit Petersburg National Battlefield, then drive to Williamsburg. Sometimes things actually go according to plan!
Sunday night: Snow. Again. Sigh.