At the end of May we decided we had modify our strict stay at home self-isolation regime to help our son, David, move from Chicago to Virginia Beach. David closed up his AirBnB apartment where he had spent the last three months working in Chicago on assignment with Mechdyne to the local power company. David drove a rented Tahoe with all his possessions down to Houston.

Preparing to move David to Virginia Beach, Houston, Texas, May 2020

We rented a 6’x12’ U-Haul trailer which we loaded with furniture donated by the Cameron’s, James and Charlotte’s friends and from our house. James and Charlotte very kindly allowed us to borrow their VW Atlas to tow the trailer up to Virginia Beach.

Preparing to move David to Virginia Beach, Houston, Texas, May 2020

With David driving the GTI following us in the Atlas with the trailer, we took three days to drive to Virginia Beach stopping overnight in Baton Rouge, LA and Augusta, GA. A long boring drive on Interstate Highway made bearable by us listening to the “Book Woman of Troublesome Creek”.

Moving David to Virginia Beach, Baton, Rouge, Louisiana, May 2020

After unloading and seeing David settled at his new house in Virginia Beach, Kathy and I took the long way round on a road trip back home. We drove up to Front Royal, VA and then down the Shenandoah Skyline to stay overnight in Waynesboro, VA.

Driving home down the Shenandoah Skyline, Virginia, May 2020

We then continued down the Blue Ridge Parkway to stay in Little Switzerland, NC. We continued to the end of the Blue Ridge Parkway and then over the Cherahola Skyway in to Tennessee staying overnight south of Natchez.

Driving home down the Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia, May 2020
Driving home down the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina, May 2020

We drove down the Natchez Trace to Natchez, MS before returning home to Houston.

Sunken Trace, Natchez Trace, Mississippi, May 2020
Sunset over the Mississippi River, Natchez, Mississippi, May 2020

A 3,400 mile road trip! See all the pictures here!