Los Angeles, CA –> New York, NY –> Pittsburgh, PA –> Wheeling, WV —> St. Clairsville, OH –> [West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland] —> Washington, DC –> Pittsburgh, PA –> Wheeling, WV –> Pittsburgh, PA –> Detroit, MI –> Los Angeles, CA
This may have been one of the most tiring trips I’ve ever been on, but one of the most fulfilling. J and I flew out to the east coast to visit schools. We decided to throw in a day trip to Washington, D.C. since he had never been. What was supposed to be a 5 hour trip turned into 6 hours one way + 7 hours the way back. Poor planning (why are there so many toll roads in Pennsylvania!?), a shut down highway, and a misplaced hotel booking couldn’t stop us from having a blast though. From rugby games in West Virginia to snow in Ohio to the monuments at night, the trip was absolutely wonderful.
Highlights of the trip included:
-Seeing virtually all the monuments we wanted
-Eating at the Old Ebbit Grill in DC
-Crepes at Later Alligator in Wheeling, West Virginia
-Waking up to snow in St. Clairsville, Ohio
-Getting a travel voucher for a 45 minute delay
While the trip was jam packed and tiring, I wouldn’t have traded it. I’m young now, and often worry about losing time (and the consequent memories) to work, family, and obligations. I’m lucky my boss is supportive of my trips and that I have a partner who is so keen to travel with me!