It was a short drive for us to relocate to Northern Virginia to continue our visit with Valerie’s sisters. Here we parked at Bull Run Regional Park, a large community park with huge open areas, large picnic pavilions, a waterpark and a nice wooded campground. It is located in Centreville, VA, just off I-66 about 30-40 minutes west of Washington, DC.
College Park is located very conveniently where I95 meets I495 (“The Beltway”) on the north side of Washington, DC. For those wishing to visit our nation’s capital city the Cherry Hill Park campground provides a close by place to call home. Directly from the park you can take a city bus to the nearest Metro station. Our purpose for stopping here was primarily to visit Valerie’s sisters. Cyndie lives in Germantown, MD, and Jenni lives in Arlington, VA.
Sadly, we didn’t allocate much time to tour the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond. It is perhaps the most historic in the US. Not only was this building started shortly after the conclusion of the Revolutionary War but it was designed by Thomas Jefferson and for 3 years during the Civil War it also served as the home for the Confederate House of Representatives.