The first big getaway weekend of the summer is but three days away and I'm curious when and where everyone is going.
As loyal readers of this blog know, my sense is that getaway traffic patterns are changing. People are taking days off before and after weekends to avoid traffic or are leaving in the dead of night or at other "off" times. This sort of thing isn't new, but it seems to me that it's reached a point where this is what the majority of people do. What that means is that people who are leaving early to avoid traffic are running right into it and people who can't get out of work until 5 seem to do just fine.
Also, are high gas prices changing anyone's plans? Is the bus or train now an option?
I'm heading to the mountains for a hike on Saturday and then spending the night in Charlottesville (aka, best town in the world). I'm debating whether to take I-66 to Route 29 or whether to cut through Manassas and take Route 28 down to Route 29. That 66/29 area is so bad, even on a Saturday morning, that I don't think I want any part of it. Anyone have thoughts on what I should do?
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