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Old 11-13-2010, 07:33 AM   #826
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Looks like we will be making this trip quite a lot for the next 5 months. DS was accepted into the Disney College Program. We need to drive him down in January and then I intend on making several trips down (just to check) and then bring him home in May.
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:52 PM   #827
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Looks like we will be making this trip quite a lot for the next 5 months. DS was accepted into the Disney College Program. We need to drive him down in January and then I intend on making several trips down (just to check) and then bring him home in May.
How fun!! Congrats to your DS. My boys are only 9 & 6 but I have already told them about the College Program and how cool it would be.
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:25 AM   #828
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Looks like we will be making this trip quite a lot for the next 5 months. DS was accepted into the Disney College Program. We need to drive him down in January and then I intend on making several trips down (just to check) and then bring him home in May.
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:01 AM   #829
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dvczerfs: Howdy! Your WDW countdown clock indicates your next journey is in 16 days. Our paths may cross about a week after that!

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Old 11-14-2010, 11:55 AM   #830
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we are leaving nov30th. driving to s.carolina and fininshing dec1st.we will be driving home dec 11th. im meeting up with about 8 other disdads on this trip so my cell phone is loaded full of cell numbers with funny lookin dis names. im driving a crysler town and county,greenish. cant miss it. dvc lic. plate, dvc member decal on back window, mm lic. plate frame, mm magnet on the back door,pa plates. oh, and a big dvc member blanket in the back window covering the bags. generaly found in the left lane.
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:04 PM   #831
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Well we are making our 2nd drive down to Disney in 5 days!! We're leaving Friday afternoon and seeing how far we can get. I have two hotels on reserve -- one in SC and one in GA, but will need to cancel one of them.

I wish we could leave in the morning, but we can't. Oh well, we'll see how traffic goes.

Our intent is to check traffic on our google maps for going down 95 vs going down the backways. We actually prefer 95 -- unless there is an accident or it's rush hour. We are leaving at 1:30pm so I'm not expecting rush hour.

but we had such a good experience on our 1st trip in July that we will try driving down again!
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:33 PM   #832
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Currently on our way home from our third trip. We took 95 this time and dh and I both agreed we liked it better. If we go again, we will probably do 95 again instead of 81.
I wrote the above before going around DC yesterday morning. While we made it around the west side to 270 without any slow down, we both decided that the craziness of the traffic is just not for us. So we think next trip (dh told me to start planning the next trip ) we will take 15 to 17 and pick up 95 south of DC.
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:27 PM   #833
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I wrote the above before going around DC yesterday morning. While we made it around the west side to 270 without any slow down, we both decided that the craziness of the traffic is just not for us. So we think next trip (dh told me to start planning the next trip ) we will take 15 to 17 and pick up 95 south of DC.
debbie, did you ever take 15 before? i never did and ive been looking at that. we go out to int66, never had any problems on 66 but just looking to cut out going further west.
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:56 PM   #834
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While I use 15 in the other direction, I use this route to travel from Northern VA to the PA turnpike a few times a year. It's actually a decent drive. I get on/off at the Dulles Greenway but you can continue along through Haymarket & onto 29/15 south to 17. I also use 17 when driving to Disney, getting on 95 in Stafford. Traffic can back up here due to those getting on 95, but like anything else, you can time it to avoid backups. Route 15 will also back up in some areas during rush hour.
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:01 PM   #835
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we are leaving nov30th. driving to s.carolina and fininshing dec1st.we will be driving home dec 11th. im meeting up with about 8 other disdads on this trip so my cell phone is loaded full of cell numbers with funny lookin dis names. im driving a crysler town and county,greenish. cant miss it. dvc lic. plate, dvc member decal on back window, mm lic. plate frame, mm magnet on the back door,pa plates. oh, and a big dvc member blanket in the back window covering the bags. generaly found in the left lane.
We'll be there that week, too (12/4-110! Can we join the meeting or is it just Dads??
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:04 PM   #836
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debbie, did you ever take 15 before? i never did and ive been looking at that. we go out to int66, never had any problems on 66 but just looking to cut out going further west.
We live between 15 and 81 and have taken 15 north to Harrisburg and south to where it meets 17 in Virginia. This used to be our preferred route to Williamsburg. It is pretty good road all the way but busy through Frederick, MD, and wherever it was that we picked up 17, Warrenton maybe? It probably takes longer, but when we were going to Williamsburg every year, we didn't mind.
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:20 PM   #837
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We'll be returning from WDW Thanksgiving weekend and planning to stop overnight in Rocky Mount, NC. Anyone have any recent experiences with the safe, affordable hotels in the area?

What should we consider? What should we avoid?
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We'll be there that week, too (12/4-110! Can we join the meeting or is it just Dads??
we all know each others days in what parks and each others cell numbers so we can text each other. if you want, ill give you what days we are in what park and ill pm my cell number to you and we can see if we can meet up to say hello! just let me know if your intrested.
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We live between 15 and 81 and have taken 15 north to Harrisburg and south to where it meets 17 in Virginia. This used to be our preferred route to Williamsburg. It is pretty good road all the way but busy through Frederick, MD, and wherever it was that we picked up 17, Warrenton maybe? It probably takes longer, but when we were going to Williamsburg every year, we didn't mind.
i think ill stick to what we are doing. we get on int66 from 81 and get off at the warrenton exit. follow 17 through opal etc... we never hit any traffic on that part but we never hit it at rush hour.
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While I use 15 in the other direction, I use this route to travel from Northern VA to the PA turnpike a few times a year. It's actually a decent drive. I get on/off at the Dulles Greenway but you can continue along through Haymarket & onto 29/15 south to 17. I also use 17 when driving to Disney, getting on 95 in Stafford. Traffic can back up here due to those getting on 95, but like anything else, you can time it to avoid backups. Route 15 will also back up in some areas during rush hour.
im guessing 15 is like 17 as far as road condition, traffic etc...
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