After Charleston, our original plan was to head up the east coast to Myrtle Beach and Virginia Beach. But it was quite cool in Charleston, and even colder overnight. We were both thinking the same thing, “Let’s just go home, and come back when it’s a little warmer”. And so that’s exactly what we did, and this turned out to be the last days of our Florida road trip!

We change our plan, and figured out the most direct route back home. We zipped right through North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York in 2 days. It was cold! We only stopped driving for rests and stretches.

Pilot Mountain in North Carolina was an interesting sight:

One of the nicest rest areas we’ve ever stopped at was Rocky Gap Rest Area. We had to cook very quickly though as it was cold and windy.

A fun thing happened somewhere in West Virginia – our odometer hit 111,111 km! (Check out the temperature… brrrrr!)

This little video shows us passing through the East River Mountain Tunnel. We entered the tunnel in Virginia, and exited in West Virginia!

The Last Days of Our Florida Road Trip

Travel Distances and Boondock stops


Days 15 & 16

Distance Travelled:  1500 km

The first night we had a quick stop in a Cracker Barrel parking lot, and the second night we were home!


And just like that, our Florida road trip is over.  We are already talking about going back in a couple of months when it will be warmer and we can SWIM.  In the meantime, we can reflect on all the places we discovered on this trip, including:

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Yours Truly …. Yula