To get to France, we chose to fly out of Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia. We drive to Fairfax, VA, to stay with Ralph and Karen, Don’s brother and sister-in-law. And we get to see our daughter Sarah, husband Matt, and grandson Mason. While we are in France, our car will “rest” in Fairfax.
The drive generally takes us 10 hours, but beginning in West Virginia, we had rain and lightening, and thus slower speeds. We also decided to stop for a nice dinner in Leesburg, VA, at the Tuscarora Mill restaurant – great food!! Total drive/stops time about 13 hours.
The Donald Crafts don’t know how to travel light. Don and I each have a suitcase, plus a duffel carrying our biking clothes. Hopefully the car we have rented in France will accommodate the bike and our luggage!