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Oh my goodness, that was a LOT of driving! Thanks for sharing this TR! I really enjoyed it!


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Thanks for sharing your trip with us. You're a lot brave than I am I'd never drive straight through. My daughter and her husband have and have been exhausted for days afterwards. I look forward to reading about your next trip.
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Thanks for reading along. I enjoyed not driving in traffic for most of the trip, but my car mates definitely did not keep me company!
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Glad the trip went well and you had such a great time. I can't believe you drove straight home! Thanks for sharing this TR with us!
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Enjoyed your trip! We've done that straight through driving too, and I think I'd rather stop and get some rest. Still cheaper than airfare right now.
Driving is definitely cheaper than airfare, especially with 4 people and driving straight through is even cheaper with no hotel cost. Thanks for reading along!
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Yes, it was too much driving. I don't mind the drive but not stopping for the night is another things. On the drive home I was definitely struggling the last 2 hours. Thanks for following!
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Yes, it was too much driving. I don't mind the drive but not stopping for the night is another things. On the drive home I was definitely struggling the last 2 hours. Thanks for following!
Yes doing the drive non stop is pushing things pretty far. As we are just south of you we know all too well how taxing that can be. Did trip down once and return twice without a stop and never again. Have to be honest on 2nd trip we planned to stop but threat of snow had us just push on.
Now we spread trip out over 3 days as I am the sole driver. The kids need more potty stops ( Mom and Dad too) and a 37 foot RV is not as easy to drive as a Prius
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Yes doing the drive non stop is pushing things pretty far. As we are just south of you we know all too well how taxing that can be. Did trip down once and return twice without a stop and never again. Have to be honest on 2nd trip we planned to stop but threat of snow had us just push on.
Now we spread trip out over 3 days as I am the sole driver. The kids need more potty stops ( Mom and Dad too) and a 37 foot RV is not as easy to drive as a Prius
I think I was fine through Delaware, but once I hit the boring NJ turnpike it was
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