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Old 12-31-2011, 10:15 AM   #376
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So we did a test drive to western Michigan from Philly burbs for Thanksgiving. It was exactly 12 hours. I don't think we could have gone any further in one day. The older kids were pretty good but our 2 year old was beat. I think if we decide to drive to WDW in June we'll most likely stop overnight. But DH is afraid we'll sit at a hotel and twiddle our thumbs and regret not keeping driving.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:36 PM   #377
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Test 2000 drive

We drove from TX to IL and back for Christmas 2400 miles. 10 hrs on day one, 4 hrs day 2. We had not done a road trip in years, I was hoping if it was great we would drive to disney this summer 18hrs drive time. Well, Southwest was paid the day after we arrived home It was a really good trip my dh and I split it up. I do not sleep well if ever when in a car, while there for a week we had alot of late nights with my family so I lost alot of sleep. I have been home for four days and still feel the effects.

I love reading this thread, y'all keep up the good work and traveling grace to all. Happy New Year
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:46 PM   #378
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Sounds like the time and day of the year to beat...to be first in 2012. Cool.

Now then...since we are neighbors of sorts, our earliest night time departure was on our most recent drive a few weeks ago: 12:18 a.m.

Weather notwithstanding, we are very interested to see your state border by state border progress next week. On our next drive in March we might depart before midnight. And your info may help us make a better decision.

All the best.
We are about an hour north of Philly in the Lehigh Valley, and plan on leaving between 7 & 8 pm on Feb 3. I'll be happy to keep track of the state border times for you.

However, since we are pulling a 5th wheel camper, we can't go through the tunnels on 95 in Baltimore. Since we'd have to go around anyway, we are going ALL the way around. We're going west first, taking 15/south from Harrisburg to 270, to hit the westerly loop around DC (495?). We join 95 south of DC. According to mapquest & google, the time is no different than going down 95, so the times might still be of help to you.
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We left the Lehigh Valley at 4:30 & are now (7:30 pm) at the Maryland welcome center. I drove first so it is now time to switch drivers.
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We left the Lehigh Valley at 4:30 & are now (7:30 pm) at the Maryland welcome center. I drove first so it is now time to switch drivers.
We wish you a continued safe drive!

And we also extend advance greetings to you since you will be the first among the 2,000+ mile round-trip drivers to be at WDW in 2012!

Happy New Year!

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We wish you a continued safe drive!

And we also extend advance greetings to you since you will be the first among the 2,000+ mile round-trip drivers to be at WDW in 2012!

Happy New Year!

All the best.
Thanks for the new year wishes. Just wanted to do an upydate. We went 22-78-81-83-695w-95-495-95. We are now (8:30) around Warton, VA.

An early Happy New Year to you & everyone else.
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1st gas stop, Dumphreys, GA. $3.24 for regular.
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1st gas stop, Dumphreys, GA. $3.24 for regular.
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10:39pm 85 miles to RockyMount, NC.
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2:45 am. Back on the road again after a nap at NC rest stop.
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After an hour of driving DSs eyes started to burn so we got to another rest stop in NC & napped til 6:30. This getting old stuff stinks. Still considering the autotrain home or breaking the trip up over 3 days.
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At 8:30 am hit South of the Border. Got gas. $3.199. At this point still in SC.
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Missed a few updates. Only 7 miles to GA / FL border.
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