I last wrote about my efforts on the Commonwealth Quest a year and a half ago, at which time I’d visited all but six (or possibly seven) cities and twenty seven counties. By driving to Virginia Beach this week via the Northern Neck and the Middle Peninsula, and driving back by way of Smithfield, I was able to check a few more off the list. Here are the counties that I’ve got left:
Bland, Brunswick, Buchanan, Carroll, Charles City, Cumberland, Dickenson, Dinwiddie, Lee, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Northampton, Nottoway, Patrick, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Wise, and Wythe.
These are just about all towards the eastern portion of our border with North Carolina and in far Southwest Virginia, west of Bristol. I think I can knock those bunches off with just two more trips. (Looking at the Commonwealth Quest roster, I can see that I’m in good company with these particular regional gaps.)
The list of cites, unfortunately, I have not made a dent in recently. That’s Bedford, Galax, Norton, Poquoson, Radford, and possibly Falls Church. (I can’t remember if I’ve been to Falls Church, so I’ll have to go to make sure, I guess.) I’m kicking myself for missing Poquoson, which I drove right by on Wednesday. Bedford, Falls Church, and Radford are bizarre oversights, while Galax and Norton will have to wait for that trip to SWVA.
108 down, 26 to go.