Once we left Philadelphia, which was made easy by Michael and Randy’s directions and the new, improved navigation provided by the iPads, we headed due south to make our way to Norfolk via Delaware, Maryland and Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay Tunnel/Bridge connecting the peninsula with the mainland. Our other option was to head straight down I-95 skirting the Baltimore/Washington area and we had been there and done that.  It probably would have been shorter distance if we had gone that way, but we want to do things we haven’t done before.

One of the things Jim always wanted to do was drive the tunnel/bridge. I bet he never thought he would be doing it in a bus!





We stopped at a local bar and grill for a good ol’ American lunch of burger and fries after getting fuel. There were lots of stops on the highway in Delaware, fewer in Maryland and Virginia. It was very hot, like 90 degrees and the tire pressure monitoring system called out a few warnings, but nothing serious. After a pleasant drive down Highway 1, we arrived at the Elks Lodge in Norfolk in time to have a swim in their pool.


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