I mentioned a week ago that we had some trouble getting through West Virginia on the way to Columbus for the first football game of the season.
I didn’t think we’d run into the same problems on Friday, given that we were leaving five hours earlier — and I was wrong. But I managed to skip around the same construction zone by taking U.S. 40 from West Alexander until the old National Road met up with I-70 again just east of Wheeling.
Last week, we had no trouble getting home, but today, traffic was piling up on 70 just after we got off the Wheeling by-pass, so Mrs. Crappy skillfully exited at Triadelphia — and found that 40 was also not moving at all.
We were debating about doing a U-turn and taking our chances with the freeway when we came along a teeny road heading north. Mrs. Crappy asked if that would do us any good; I checked the map on my phone and found that, while it might not be the fastest way back, we could in fact get here from there:
And yeah, it turned out to be a fairly nice drive.