Sept. 3 – Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Our road trip was supposed to officially begin this morning but we decided to leave last night instead to bypass daytime traffic in New York. It was a good idea but there was so much road work that the travel time amounted to about the same. Our destination was a Pilot/Flying J rest stop in Carneys Point, New Jersey but we didn’t quite make it. We ended up at a Walmart in Manville, arriving at about 3 AM and getting to sleep at 4 AM.

Needless to say, we haven’t had much rest! We were up at 9 AM and back on the road just before Noon. Our final destination for the day was Virginia Beach and that’s where we’re sitting at present. We finished up in New Jersey, drove the entire length of Delaware, passed through the southeastern corner of Maryland and arrived at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel just after sunset. A modern engineering marvel, the “CBBT” is 23 miles long and accommodates millions of travellers every year.

Shortly after crossing the bridge, we arrived in the Virginia Beach area. Tomorrow, the beach boardwalk will be our first stop, followed by a brief trip back in time when we visit Colonial Williamsburg.

Check out our favorite pics from today!

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