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Old 06-26-2012, 12:27 PM   #1276
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:30 PM   #1277
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We are leaving at the stroke of midnight on 8/5. That will hopefully get us to Bryon GA from just north of Detroit by 6pm the latest.

Have to schedule some stops here and there, one being a nice breakfast around 7am.

I don't want a long day of driving the next day. I want to pull into Kissimmee no later than 2pm.

Please let the kids sleep all night driving, please let the kids sleep all night driving, please let the kids sleep all night driving.....
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4 days Cleaned out the car, washed the insides of the windows and armoralled the dash/console. Just need to vacuum!
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:02 PM   #1278
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I’m planning on driving for the first time, starting Saturday morning. Chattanooga is almost exactly the half-way point, so I’m planning on spending the night there, making a two-day trip. However, I can’t seem to find anything reasonable ($70 for a Super 8 seems, well, excessive). I’ve encountered this on other road trip, stopping in Memphis – it appears that lodging establishments know they’ve got you trapped, and deals are hard to find. Is this the case in Chattanooga? If so, does anyone have any recommendations for lodging there?
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:42 PM   #1279
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I’m planning on driving for the first time, starting Saturday morning. Chattanooga is almost exactly the half-way point, so I’m planning on spending the night there, making a two-day trip. However, I can’t seem to find anything reasonable ($70 for a Super 8 seems, well, excessive). I’ve encountered this on other road trip, stopping in Memphis – it appears that lodging establishments know they’ve got you trapped, and deals are hard to find. Is this the case in Chattanooga? If so, does anyone have any recommendations for lodging there?
I don't know if it helps but I have noticed that TN hotels are always more expensive than GA hotels. If you could go a little further over the GA line you might find less expensive hotels. Also check the hotel coupon sites if you are willing to wait till that day to find a hotel. I have never had problems using them.
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:47 PM   #1280
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hopefully things will get back to normal this weekend but keep your eye on the weather chanel. the storm is moving faster than before but theres still alot of rain in n. florida. some interstates around jacks. are closed. a good friend of mine (disfed on the boards) lives near the ga , fl. line and he said its getting ugly.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:02 PM   #1281
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Really hope that storm moves out to see and doesn't come up the coast. I really don't want to have to figure out alternate routes or drive through driving rain.

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Old 06-26-2012, 07:56 PM   #1282
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ok for the I81 77 drivers- anyplace to stay along that route- I am thinking we would be ready to break for the night near the kick off to 77. The hotels are all over the place- we are a family of 6 so a suites hotel would be great but I would do 2 rooms if the price was right.
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We are thinking of taking 95 thru NYC ( from w.mass) verses the nonsense route our GPS took us last year ( ended up in almost town traffic in NJ in the rain in the middle of the night..sucked)..any input?
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:39 AM   #1284
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ok for the I81 77 drivers- anyplace to stay along that route- I am thinking we would be ready to break for the night near the kick off to 77. The hotels are all over the place- we are a family of 6 so a suites hotel would be great but I would do 2 rooms if the price was right.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:59 AM   #1285
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We are thinking of taking 95 thru NYC ( from w.mass) verses the nonsense route our GPS took us last year ( ended up in almost town traffic in NJ in the rain in the middle of the night..sucked)..any input?
Well, if you go at off-hours, you may run into the GWB work that's supposedly going on until next year on the Bronx side. I am not in the area though, so I don't know how disruptive it is.

Alternately, you can take Rt. 84W/684S to Rt. 287. You would follow that across the Tappan Zee Bridge and then pick up the Garden State Parkway (Exit 14A!). You follow the GSP south to the NJ Turnpike and across the Delaware Memorial Bridge, which puts you without a doubt on I-95 South. Just much further south than picking it up in the Bronx. (Also, just noting that the whole I-95 designation in NJ is well, messed up).

I've done this route so many times over the last 25 years, and there's a lot of alternates, but overall, in off-hours, it's a pretty good bet. I ran these directions from Holyoke, and the travel program I use is predicting a 20 hr. 42 min. ride with 15 min stops every 3 hours. So, leaving at 7 pm would get you there in one shot at 3:42 pm in a perfect travel world. Total mileage: 1277.

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We been DVC members and have always hopped on a plane but this year we are driving from western Montgomery county PA. We have 3 kiddies 11, 9 & 5. We are not to sure how long the kids will last on such a long ride. Our plan is to leave some where between 9pm -11pm on a Monday and hopefully they will sleep for a good part of the drive. We want to get the bulk of the driving done the first day, hopefully into Fl. My question is has any one travel recently down I95 and if there is any overnight construction that we might run into.

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We been DVC members and have always hopped on a plane but this year we are driving from western Montgomery county PA. We have 3 kiddies 11, 9 & 5. We are not to sure how long the kids will last on such a long ride. Our plan is to leave some where between 9pm -11pm on a Monday and hopefully they will sleep for a good part of the drive. We want to get the bulk of the driving done the first day, hopefully into Fl. My question is has any one travel recently down I95 and if there is any overnight construction that we might run into.

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We just finished a 2000 mile round trip down I95 and did not notice any major construction. We did start out at 5:00 am and drove during the daylight hours, but we did not notice any signs about night time construction. We actually made it to Orlando in 14 hours, leaving at 5:00am on a Thursday morning. On the trip home, we left the AKL at 5:30 am and made it to Aston by 9:30pm. Traffic was really slow in VA and MD. Hope this helps!
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We just finished a 2000 mile round trip down I95 and did not notice any major construction. We did start out at 5:00 am and drove during the daylight hours, but we did not notice any signs about night time construction. We actually made it to Orlando in 14 hours, leaving at 5:00am on a Thursday morning. On the trip home, we left the AKL at 5:30 am and made it to Aston by 9:30pm. Traffic was really slow in VA and MD. Hope this helps!

Thanks Roe, that’s good to hear. I hope our tip down is smooth sailing. You made it down there in good timing. We would be real happy to make it there and be able to get in a hotel off site before we check in the next day.
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ok for the I81 77 drivers- anyplace to stay along that route- I am thinking we would be ready to break for the night near the kick off to 77. The hotels are all over the place- we are a family of 6 so a suites hotel would be great but I would do 2 rooms if the price was right.
Not sure where you are starting from but we like to get past Columbia and found that the Orangburg exit "St. Matthews Drive" off of I-26 had a lot of hotels and was easy off and on.

Oops, just re-read what you wrote and saw you want to stay close to 81 / 77 area. My answer won't help.
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We been DVC members and have always hopped on a plane but this year we are driving from western Montgomery county PA. We have 3 kiddies 11, 9 & 5. We are not to sure how long the kids will last on such a long ride. Our plan is to leave some where between 9pm -11pm on a Monday and hopefully they will sleep for a good part of the drive. We want to get the bulk of the driving done the first day, hopefully into Fl. My question is has any one travel recently down I95 and if there is any overnight construction that we might run into.

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HI Neighbors Are you Spring-Ford or Perk Valley? I have an 11 yo in SF, just wondering if we knew you!

There is a lot of construction in Washington DC that they do overnight. Usually Georgia too.

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