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In roughly six weeks we’re leaving on our cross country move from Fredericksburg, VA to Seattle, WA. It should be interesting with our three kids in the van (8,5,4) but we’re trying to make it “fun” and “educational” at the same time. We’re going to be taking the northern route along I-90 as I’ve already driven west to east on I-70 twice in two years and now want to try the northern route. We’re going through the following states on our journey; Virginia, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington.

According to Google Maps it will be a 2,874 mile drive and take approximately 43 hours of drive time to complete. At the average 23 MPG our van gets, that’s approximately 125 gallons of gas to drive cross country. Strangely enough when I include the price of fuel and the billable time lost in driving it’s actually about $700 cheaper than 5 one-way plane tickets. 🙂

I plan on taking my laptop, Sprint EV-DO card, GPS and camera with me. I’m going to publish photos of the journey to Flickr so everyone can follow along virtually.



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