We went South to Virginia Beach for a surprise birthday party –
’95 has a new express lane –
toll – opened up in the last year –
Where it merges causes a major back up for miles and miles
bumper to bumper –
four lane – MILES !
going perhaps five miles a hour !
On our return trip – I told Sherry – no more –
I am not going to get into that mess –
I AM TAKING ROUTE 17 all the way home !
I checked Map Quest – only eight miles different –
slower speed limits – so one hour difference –
Now factor in the stop and go traffic from Fredericksburg to Potomac Mills
thirty to forty five minutes –
ROUTE 17 here I come !
What a peaceful ride – hardly any traffic –
speed limit – high of 60 posted –
35 through towns –
Almost all four lane roads through the countryside!
This picture is exactly as we saw it mile after mile –
Countryside for most part flat –
Green and well kept farms and homes.
A beautiful town along the river – Tappahannock Va.
Note to myself –
Have to go back sometime to check this out !
We followed this river –
the RAPPAHANNOCK for miles –
A really nice area.
The countryside along 17 reminds me of back home in SWNY & NWPA
I will almost always take this way when I head South –
At least to get below Fredericksburg –
I hope this helps you out when you travel South through Virginia –
Even in stormy weather it is better –
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