November 25, 2008

Simple Pleasures

Robbo and family will be traveling down to my brother's house for Thanksgiving this year. He, along with his wife and three kids, lives in the Winston-Salem NC area.

I suddenly resolved the other day that instead of fighting the horrendous I-95 down from Dee Cee and then heading west on I-85 at Richmond, I instead was going to cut the corner by taking Route 29 by way of Charlottesville, Lynchburg and Danville. This route is actually shorter, it hugs the Blue Ridge most of the way and there should be a good deal less traffic.

I find that I'm genuinely excited about this plan. Whether it's a function of my age, my sex, some other eccentricity or a combination of all of them I don't know, but the feeling is there nonetheless.

Posted by Robert at November 25, 2008 09:04 AM | TrackBack

Smart move. We always drove down Rt 29 to NC back in the college days. You might hit a bit of back up around UVA, but now that Rt29 bypasses the center of C'ville, it isn't as bad as it used to be.

Posted by: jen at November 25, 2008 10:18 AM

We're going down Thursday morning so I reckon we can skootch through C'ville without much trouble.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at November 25, 2008 10:20 AM

Beautiful drive. We take it sometimes when headed down to Staunton. Otherwise I'll do I66 to I81. I95 is evil and I stay off of it as much as possible.

Posted by: Ted at November 25, 2008 11:30 AM

DEFINETLY the smart move. We used the route alot when our gals were in Chapel Hill and Gainesville.
Your timing is excellent and the scenery is wonderful. The bypass around Lynchburg is completed and its pretty much 4-lanes divided all the way to Durham.

Posted by: NOVa Curnudgeon at November 26, 2008 08:36 AM