Sounds like you were Olds-notso-mobile for those trips. I'd definitely do an over-nighter if I was venturing that far up country. You've earned your stripes!The journey from hell on the way back from Sunderland for a League Cup tie in 2015. The A1(M) was closed for a long stretch, I had to cut across the top of the country to join the M6, passing the junction for Morecambe at 1230 am !
Got back to Exeter at 0530...I will be staying over if we play them next season & its a midweeker
A similar ball breaking trip back from Roker Park in 1989, this time fog was the issue, again a 0530 arrival time back in Exeter.