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Old 03-23-2013, 09:26 AM   #2551
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On our next drive we will try a different strategy: depart at 6 a.m. and try to make it to Yulee, FL for the night. Of course, we have done twelve straight-drive-through journeys before (including ten in a row) but this plan generates less wear and tear on the solo driver who has made twenty-nine round-trip drives since 2002.

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Old 03-24-2013, 01:32 PM   #2552
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For newcomers to this thread:

All-Time "For 2,000+ Mile Round-Trip Drivers Only!" Records (updated 11/27/12)

Most Total Drives: 53 (since '73): dvczerfs

Most Drives in One Decade/10-Year Period: 27 (2003-2012): bc1836

Most Drives in One Calendar Year: 4 (four times: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011): bc1836; (two times: 2009 & 2012): cruisingkat

Most Drives in One 12-Month Period: 5 (12/08-12/09; 2012): cruisingkat; (12/09-12/10): bc1836

Most "Non-Stop" Drives: 12 (2008-2012): bc1836

Shortest Time Between Drives: 19 days (2009): cruisingkat

Most passengers in one vehicle: 10 (2010: 2 adults, 8 kids; 1999 Chevy Express Van): birdslightyear (aka just*the*ten*of*us)

Longest Drive (one way): 2,070 miles (2013): Shir Khan (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Second Longest Drive (one way): 1,953 miles (2011): peigirl (Stratford, Prince Edward Island, Canada)


[This is updated whenever a new record is set. This is post #1 on page #1, which also describes the history of this thread.]

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Old 03-25-2013, 06:48 PM   #2553
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Gasoline prices are s-l-o-w-l-y edging down.

Last year, in March, our WDW drive cost us between $3.64 (Manning, SC) and $3.99 (Exit #298, I-95 in FL) a gallon for regular.

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Old 03-25-2013, 11:28 PM   #2554
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Anyone here planning a drive from the midwest, eg Oklahoma/Texas/Kansas vicinity in the near future?

Have done it a few times, now...and looking forward to ours later this summer, just looking for road trip war stories from fellow travelers.

Our family loves the trip, I've got the drive all-but memorized....can hardly wait.
My mom, sis, nephew (10), niece (6), son (1) and I are making the drive from Tulsa at the end of May. Very much looking forward to it!! Our hubbies don't really understand why we like going to WDW, so were leaving them home Mom and I love road trips, my sis tolerates them. But we all travel well together and are sure to have a lot of laughs.

This is our first drive to WDW, but we've been on plenty of other road trips through the years. Mom is retired, sis is a teacher and I'm a stay at home mom right now, so we don't have to rush our drive. On the way back we are making some extra stops to see new places/things and entertain the kids.
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Well BC I saw a couple stations in my area lowered to $3.33 this morning. Hopefully this decreasing gas price trend will continue.
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Well BC I saw a couple stations in my area lowered to $3.33 this morning. Hopefully this decreasing gas price trend will continue.
Interesting - $3.69 here and we're usually much cheaper than your area. Diesel's $3.79.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:16 AM   #2557
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It is so hard to not drive to Disney these days with the cost of flights and baggage fees so high. Right now driving would save us $1,000+ if we decide to go down for Thanksgiving.
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My mom, sis, nephew (10), niece (6), son (1) and I are making the drive from Tulsa at the end of May. Very much looking forward to it!! Our hubbies don't really understand why we like going to WDW, so were leaving them home Mom and I love road trips, my sis tolerates them. But we all travel well together and are sure to have a lot of laughs.

This is our first drive to WDW, but we've been on plenty of other road trips through the years. Mom is retired, sis is a teacher and I'm a stay at home mom right now, so we don't have to rush our drive. On the way back we are making some extra stops to see new places/things and entertain the kids.
Awesome!!! I know road trips aren't for everyone, but I just love 'em. (Don't tell anyone else, but for me, the road trip is at least half the fun. All kinds of intangible good times and special fun, even just in crossing the Mississippi over the big bridge on I-40 going into Tennessee, or stopping at a beautiful little rest stop along US-78 in Mississippi, or just shooting the breeze with a fellow traveler while getting gas, or watching my son torment his mom Its something folks either "get" or they don't, and fortunately, my family does!

Have a great trip! You going E through I-40 into Memphis, or S/SE along the coast?
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It is so hard to not drive to Disney these days with the cost of flights and baggage fees so high. Right now driving would save us $1,000+ if we decide to go down for Thanksgiving.
+1.

Yeah, that's the critical part for us. WDW just really wouldn't be doable if we had to fly - group of five incl my mom, and my kids are full fare (long past any kiddie discounts or consideration). Airfare would be just prohibitive. Its expensive enough as it is!!! I'm holding out hope gas stays in that $3.25-$3.50 range when we go, but that may be wildly (foolishly?) optimistic. But even if it does go up, say, $0.50/gallon, my budget is for 100 gallons, and that means a $50 increase in the vacation cost...compared to the hotel and tickets, that's barely a blip on the radar.
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It is so hard to not drive to Disney these days with the cost of flights and baggage fees so high. Right now driving would save us $1,000+ if we decide to go down for Thanksgiving.
This is exactly why we're driving for the first time this August. We will be saving ourselves at least $1,000. We will be in WDW for 6 days and Universal for 2 then visiting family for 3 days, so having a car will be a huge bonus. I will admit that my kids (9 & 13) weren't too thrilled with the driving idea at first, but the more we talk about it, the more excited they become.
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Yeah, we're going (approx) 20 Dec 2013-to-2 Jan 2014 (still figuring things out). Renting a minivan for a family of 5 in Orlando at that time (we're staying at our timeshare on i-drive) is looking like $1,200 by itself. That's not getting to/from Orlando, that's just renting a minivan while we're there. WAY more expensive than 2011.

Driving round trip is probably $450 in gas (gasbuddy.com, 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan from Ottawa). Add meals and 2 night motel and we're still under that.
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Have a great trip! You going E through I-40 into Memphis, or S/SE along the coast?
On the way there we're headed the I-40 route, but on the way back we're going along the coast. That's when we plan to take some extra time to see a few things. We're hitting the beach in Destin (or somewhere in the area) for a couple of hours since none of the kids have ever seen the ocean. Then along the coast and checking out New Orleans briefly (so we can say we've been there). Since we'll be close, we're heading to the Houston-area to visit my aunt and grandma. Then we'll finally start heading north.

Have I mentioned how excited I am? Haha
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We have now completed our first NW Indiana to Florida road trip and it was great!! Gas ended up at 483.00 rt in our 2008 Toyota sienna. Our three kids were super! No fighting and we took plenty of breaks and our slow schedule was just right for us. We had to readjust reservations on the way home because we were just not going to make it as far as we had planned due to bad traffic and a unplanned tour of part of Atlanta. It was okay though since we had plenty of time. Overall a very successful trip and I have no hesitations about doing it again.

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We have now completed our first NW Indiana to Florida road trip and it was great!! Gas ended up at 483.00 rt in our 2008 Toyota sienna. Our three kids were super! No fighting and we took plenty of breaks and our slow schedule was just right for us. We had to readjust reservations on the way home because we were just not going to make it as far as we had planned due to bad traffic and a unplanned tour of part of Atlanta. It was okay though since we had plenty of time. Overall a very successful trip and I have no hesitations about doing it again.
Congratulations! Always good to hear.
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It is so hard to not drive to Disney these days with the cost of flights and baggage fees so high. Right now driving would save us $1,000+ if we decide to go down for Thanksgiving.
I know, I priced out airfare just for fun and if we fly we will basically have to wait an extra year so yeah - we are driving again

Is there a toll calculator somewhere? I was trying to figure out how much toll to budget for, and make sure I have enough singles. Also, do any tolls still need quarters? I vaguely remember tossing quarters into them but don't know if this was recent or not.

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