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Old 02-17-2007, 11:53 AM   #1
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Daughter is due any time to have baby,we plan on leaving on the 2nd, but could go any time. We need to get to Groton, CT (east Lyme) off I 95. We will be going via Hwy 81 in TN.
With mapping programs I have come up with 3 choices and my instincts tell me to take the longest.
1: 81 to 78 to 287 to 87 to 95.
2: 81 to 84 to 691 to 91 to 95.
3: 81 to 66 to 95 (shortest miles) looks like all city Yuk!
Any local help would be greatly appreciated.
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Daughter is due any time to have baby,we plan on leaving on the 2nd, but could go any time. We need to get to Groton, CT (east Lyme) off I 95. We will be going via Hwy 81 in TN.
With mapping programs I have come up with 3 choices and my instincts tell me to take the longest.
1: 81 to 78 to 287 to 87 to 95.
2: 81 to 84 to 691 to 91 to 95.
3: 81 to 66 to 95 (shortest miles) looks like all city Yuk!
Any local help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
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Old 02-17-2007, 02:26 PM   #3
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If it were me, knowing the roads in all three choices, I would go for option 2.

option 1 is OK, but the leg between 87 to 95 is very congested.

Option 3 takes you around DC. Depending on day of week, may not be a good choice. Plus getting across the G.W. Bridge can be an interesting, at best.
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Thank You K-star,
That looks like the less nerve wracking choice.
Just hope the weather will be kind to us.
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My vote is for #2 also. I used to live in CT. Consider this alteration. When on 691 do not take 91S to 95. Consider taking 691 to the end and getting over to Rt 9 via a two lane road (about 7 miles) to Middletown. In Middletown pick up Rt 9 South. It is a four lane limitted access highway. Rt 9 connects with I95 way East of New Haven. You'll be about 20 miles to the Groton exit.

I ask you to consider this because 91 connects with 95 in New Haven. Bad, bad traffic. When I lived there 20 years ago I95 from border to border was bad all day everyday. I hate to think what it is now. If the weather is bad and you do not want to leave the limitted access highway, take 91 North and get on Rt 9 just South of Hartford.

I have a bias against I95, any time and any day. Taking Rt 9 keeps your miles on I95 to about 20 miles.

On edit, I just noticed you are from Cashiers, NC. Now I know you will be okay on the 2 lane road from 691 to RT 9. Compared to the roads around Cashiers the two lane CT road will be a piece of cake.

I almost bought a lot at the Outdoor Resorts just down the road from you. That part of NC is beautiful.
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Gary,
Thanks, your advise sounds good.
When ever you are coming up here, let us know, we will get together. It sure is a beautiful area. You chose their best location (once you are up the mountain )
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On the other hand with option 3. Once you do get across the G.W. Bridge from NJ to NY, the scenery can be very memorable.
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Ill throw my hat behind # 2, I travel that route nearly every summer, and it would be my choice.. If it matters, several Flying J's along the route also.. always a plus for me..rgr..
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#2 first then , depending what time of day(night being good) I would travel #1.
Congrats on the new bundle of joy.My sister is going in next week to be induced.

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Thanks Frankie, we have a hard time traveling after dark, so try not to put our selves in the position of doing that. It would make cities a lot easier.
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Rgst, thanks, I will have to look up the Flying J's, we like to use them.
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Off the top of my head, Wythville, Va, and almost across the road, Ft Chiswell, Va, on north, Winchester Va, and in Pa, Carlisle.. may be more.. rgr...
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Hi Colette & Joe,

Not to sound like a broken record, but I to would pick #2! We have used this route a few times in the past few years, either heading North or South from NJ!! Enjoy the trip, aswell as the Grandbaby !!!
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