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Old 05-18-2014, 07:20 PM   #15
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I don't usually like to drive past 10 pm, but when we stop for the night, I seem to have no problem getting up at 4 or 5 am to continue on, though to be honest I get up at 5 or 6 a lot for work anyway. On an overnight (or 2) drive I will adjust my timing to get to the campground by 2 or 3 pm.
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I find that the early morning hours are a great time to find the deer and the antelope playing as well as the over the top drinkers headed home. Safer time is during the daylight hours.
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:20 PM   #17
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To many years of getting up at Dark:30 to work. Yup 9 am works for me. Although I agree with the early start to miss morning rush or as I call it - Freeway Parking!
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We are just starting out but have found 8:00ish works for us. We have a knack for planning trips and it ends up raining until we get out of the state (the ills of living in the PNW). Rain and dark-30 don't mix well IMHO.
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My eyes are not as sharp as they used to be....night driving is a bit risky for me. Plus the deer don't always look both ways before crossing the road.
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I used to drive at night on most trips, but that was back in the days with short vacations and a rush to get someplace.

A few years before we bought our first RV, the wife and I were headed to Las Vegas and taking a new route to see some new thing in route (I-5 gets old) and as we were driving along in the dark it dawned on us we could not see anything of the area we were driving through.

We stopped at the first motel we came to and got a room for the night and we have not traveled after dark or before dawn since and it is even nicer now in a Motor Home where we are up higher and can see even more then before.
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