Keeping up the log entries.
Bright and sunny in Enola Pennsylvania and +2celsius (36 Fahrenheit).
1497 kilometre (930 miles) to go
> 08:45 - Depart Enola
> 09:30 - Things are starting to look a lot greener.
> 09:38 - Enter Maryland. In this part of the US Maryland is very small - not even a Maryland tourist Welcome Centre.
> 09:48 - Enter West Virginia. As you can see Maryland was very small. Only took 10 minutes to drive through in this area.
> 10:00/10:10 - Visit West Virginia Welcome Centre. We try and stop at all of the Welcome Centres. It is a bit of a break to be able to get out and stretch your legs and pick up a map and a book of $ off hotel coupons.
> 10:40 - Off I81 and on US17/50/522.
Temperature +6 Celsius (43 Fahrenheit) and cloudy.
> 12:10 - Enter I95 at junction133 heading south with heavy traffic but moving well.
> 12:33/13:26 - Lunch at Poco Loco (Mexican) in Fredericksburg. Very good Mexican food provided by Mexican owner and staff.
Daffodils are out
> 13:30 - Accident on Northbound I95. Two cars - one off into the ditch and the other on roof facing the wrong way!
> 13:50 - Traffic becomes very slow north of Richmond.
> 13:55 - Police have two cars pulled over and traffic is now beginning to move much faster.
> 14:00 - Richmond and trees are in bloom. +11Celsius (52 Fahrenheit)
> 15:13/15:30 Enter North Carolina and visit N.C. Welcome Centre. Told that hotels in Wilson, where we thought we would spend the night, were all full. The reason may have been because of a junior baseball tournament and a US Army exercise. We were advised to carry on to Smithfield which was only a little further south.
> 17:00 - Arrive Smithfield and remain overnight. Tried to get into Best Western but full. B.W. called Sleep Inn and they had rooms so that is where we stayed. It just happens that the hotel complex is right beside (attached to) a Factory Outlet mall. Of course we had to do a bit of shopping and then supper at Texas Steakhouse and Saloon. Hotel gave a 10% discount.
Happy to recommend the Smithfield Sleep Inn. Very comfortable room and complimentary breakfast. It would be on parr with the Best Western.
Didn’t get the daily distance for today’s trip.