About ten days prior to our spring break trip to DC, we decided to upgrade our tow vehicle to a Durango.
According to the owners manual and Jessica's uncle who worked as a mechanic his entire career, we needed to put 300 miles on before the trip and tow for the first 500 miles at 50-55mph. This meant a road trip for lunch the weekend before the trip and mapping out a slow route to avoid the interstate and purposely add hours to our trip.
We logged the first 300 miles of our journey and stopped overnight at Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington, KY. We left after work on Friday and it took us nearly eight hours to arrive, which was not ideal. We’ve previously spent a long weekend at the campground and enjoyed our visit, but this time, we didn’t even see the park in the daylight because of our late arrival and early departure.
Onward into the hills and mountains of eastern Kentucky, West Virginia, and into Virginia. Our slow trek allowed us to appreciate the beauty of this region. Even after the first 500 miles we kept our pace a bit slower and enjoyed seeing the light snow in the trees, the small towns on our route and the lack of the interstate. The family we were traveling with left Saturday morning and caught up with us somewhere in West Virginia once we were back on the interstate and they were excited to pass us even though they left 15 hours later than we did.
But we will take the interstate home from DC, so that's something.
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