Michelle drove 15 hours straight to Richmond arriving at 3AM where our buddy Otto and his GF Melissa graciously let us crash for a few hours on a pre warned "uncomfortable" futon. But we were exhausted and it was comfy enough for us to catch a few winks under the bed.
THANK YOU OTTO & MELISSA!
I drove them to the bus station at 6:30 AM
made it back in time to shower and GO to avoid traffic. For those who haven't experienced the JOY of driving north to NYC on 95 thru DC, there's only a couple of magic windows of time where you won't get stuck in THE MOST LEGENDARY TRAFFIC JAMS OF ALL TIME. We are threading the needle between the after DC rush hour traffic and the BEFORE rush hour NYC traffic.