I'm a newer TT driver and this will be my third, and longest, solo trip, traveling east from the NY;/CT border on I-84, with my destination being Hammonasett Beach State Park, right off of I-95. I've made this trip many times in my car, but it's a bit different when pulling a TT! I've also logged about 800 driving miles with my husband, being both pilot and co-pilot, so I'm not completely a newbie, although far from feeling comfortable, especially driving solo.
There are many ways to get from 84 down to 95 and I'm wondering what the easiest route would be for me to take. I'm comfortable with merging onto a highway, as long a traffic is not too intense. (translation - fairly easy to merge!). I'd like to avoid the Bridgeport area on 84, as there always seems to be construction going on and lots of lane changes and merges. I'm probably more comfortable with 84 than I am with 95.
I've checked google maps and RVLife GPS and I'm getting a bit boggled by the many alternatives. I've used street view with Google Maps so I have a sense of the different alternatives.
My question is - given I'm a new and not quite comfortable driver, how would you suggest I get from the Danbury area of I-84 down to Hammonasett/I-95?
84 to Route 7 to 95
84 to Route 25 to 95
84 to CT-122 to CT-34 to 95
Staying on 84 through Bridgeport to 691 to 9
I'm not looking for shortest, or quickest. I'm looking for the route that will allow me to drive at a speed that feels comfortable to me without feeling pushed by other drivers, and a route that will give me the least amount of white knuckle driving.
I've learned tons since I've started this adventure, and have spent hours in a parking lot practicing all sorts of maneuvers. I'm as ready as I'll ever be. Now I just need to continue to get some miles under my belt.
Thanks muchly! I wouldn't be at this point in my education if it weren't for the many people who have shard their wisdom and experiences with me. Very grateful for all the support I've received.