August 17-18, 2013
Saturday morning we checked out of our hotel and headed out to Reston, Va, to visit our niece, Katie. Glynda and Houston joined us, and we had a great brunch of blueberry pancakes. After our visit, Laura and I were ready to hit the road toward home. We punched in “Home” on the GPS, and for some reason it started routing us back toward Charlottesville.
Traffic was appalling, especially on the two lane roads. At one point there was a huge backup behind a traffic light. We decided we needed to get back to an Interstate. That was easier said than done, though. Traffic was horrendous everywhere. We finally made it back to I-95 after a full morning of driving, only to find that we were still just a short way from Washington. Traffic was no better on the Interstate.
We were able to push through until we got to the Raleigh area, then found a place to stay for the evening. The next morning we pushed on through and got home without incident early afternoon.
It was a great road trip, and a chance to get to know our Mini a bit better. I took a ton of photos. If you are so inclined, here is a slideshow of the entire trip…