Originally Posted by Goomph
I will check the 17/50 tomorrow, too pooped right now !
Thanks for all the advice ! We can not go through DC in middle of the night, our schedule does not allow it. We will be leaving Syracuse around 7 am (our first stop for the night the previous night) and that puts us in DC at day time ...
We spent Christmas/New Years there last year (2011/2012). Since our daughter lives there we do it at least once a year. We've done July, Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Years over the past 6 years. I've done both routes going down and coming back. We like the I81 to 17 to I95 the best. There is one short steep hill to climb on 17 just outside Winchester, Va. Other that that, the rest of 17 is rolling hills. If you take I81 further south to I66 east, there is one looonnnnggg hill to climb until you get to where it intersects 17 at the top. After that, just scenic rolling hills all the way to I95 at Fredricksburg, Va.
As Coast to Coast members, we stay at Briarcliffe Resort on 17 between Myrtle & North Myrtle Beach.