Of the rest areas we did see, there were huge signs announcing that the rest areas would be closing on July 21st. Several on the trip down had already been closed. Upon further investigation, Virginia is apparently closing 18 of their 30 rest areas – for good. They feel that the cost of upkeep is too much, and their thought is that there are McDonald’s and gas stations at nearby exits for people to get their needed breaks from driving. I’m guessing McDonald’s and those gas stations are not going to be too happy with those traveling with dogs that need to take a break, too. Or some of these beautiful farms are going to get more snap-happy visitors. I’m just sayin’. 😉
Coming home from Louisiana, the longest part of the drive is the endless stretch of I-81 through Virginia. That part of the drive seems to last forever. The rest areas are few and far-between, and at one point hubby really was jonesin’ to stop and stretch his legs (probably because I was driving and making him nervous). Since there was nary a rest area to be found, we pulled off when we saw a sign for a park-n-ride – this was the view across the street from the tiny PNR.
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