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Old 10-14-2016, 07:33 AM   #1
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Snowbirds from the North East headin' out

We're hitting the road starting tomorrow, leaving from Southern Ontario and heading for the Largo area for the winter.

How about any others? Got any tips to share for the annual trek down South?

My first one.....steer clear of I-95 through North Carolina, and keep an eye on your fuel gauge in case of power outages when they can't pump fuel.

Drive safe and enjoy the voyage.
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head toward 75 s and stop in Pigeon forge/Knoxville area. Have reservations somewhere (there are a ton) because it is leaf peeper season. then ease on down to the Fl panhandle and move on down when you are ready. Gulf Shores AL is a great stop a little to the West but not too far. If you can get reservations at Gulf Park it is a great place to stop in and cheap.
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Ken & Terry,

In November we are heading down to Naples FL from NJ so I have been status watching everything for I95 in North Carolina. That being said yesterday afternoon they announced I95 is now open in NC on both the North and Southbound lanes. I was very happy to hear this because the shortest route for us is I95.

I just checked again this morning (NC DOT) and see that there are a couple of exists off I95 south closed but those are exists, not the 195 highway itself.

Just FYI, things are starting to look better for 95.
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Ken & Terry,

In November we are heading down to Naples FL from NJ so I have been status watching everything for I95 in North Carolina. That being said yesterday afternoon they announced I95 is now open in NC on both the North and Southbound lanes. I was very happy to hear this because the shortest route for us is I95.

I just checked again this morning (NC DOT) and see that there are a couple of exists off I95 south closed but those are exists, not the 195 highway itself.

Just FYI, things are starting to look better for 95.
We have also been watching the I95 situation. We travel every year from central NY to the Florida Keys and make some stops along the way. This year we had planned Murrells Inlet SC for a couple of weeks, Savannah for one, and then a couple of stops in Florida on the way. We were supposed to leave last Friday The CG at Murrells Inlet reopens next week, Savannah CG close for a month and I95 was detoured. We have rearranged our stops and postponed departure but will get there anyway.

My point is that you need to watch the weather and try to be flexible. I'm not so good at the flexible part and it's making me nuts with all the changing of stays and times. DW is my rock taking care of all of the changes.

Be wary of your fuel. It's not always easy to just jump off and fuel up in metro areas with a MH and there can be stretches of no truck stop size filling stations. Good to have enough to run the generator for a while just in case. We also fill the fresh water before leaving in case we need to shower if we get stuck. I sounds like a lot of weight but in the scheme of things in a big MH it's not that much.

Every trip I still get butterflies in my stomach until we get a few miles in but then it all becomes old hat again and we enjoy the trip. You will too.
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Route from boston to jonestown pa

Can anyone give me a route from Boston to Jonestown PA via AVOIDING the Poconos?
Thanks in advance
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