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Old 01-26-2018, 01:16 PM
 
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It takes about 20 hours to drive there. Why do you need to take 3 days? It should take 2, max.

With kids, I'd probably stay somewhere in SC.
Depends on one's need to get there that fast. My in-laws always took 2 nights/3 days to make the trek when they were snowbirds. They were retired and in no rush.
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Old 01-26-2018, 01:20 PM
 
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Depends on one's need to get there that fast. My in-laws always took 2 nights/3 days to make the trek when they were snowbirds. They were retired and in no rush.
True -- I guess if time is not of the essence and you're up for a leisurely drive, I'd stop in NYC, DC, Charleston, and Savannah.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:05 PM
 
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It takes about 20 hours to drive there. Why do you need to take 3 days? It should take 2, max.

With kids, I'd probably stay somewhere in SC.
20 hours is extremely optimistic. That is averaging 65 mph and you have to get through the NYC and DC areas. Also the whole state of CT, which is an all out disaster to drive through.
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Old 01-27-2018, 11:10 AM
 
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20 hours is extremely optimistic. That is averaging 65 mph and you have to get through the NYC and DC areas. Also the whole state of CT, which is an all out disaster to drive through.
I've done it. But yes, if you time it badly or there are accidents, it could take a couple hours more. Even with losing time in traffic, it shouldn't take 3 days unless you specifically want a leisurely drive down. (And there's nothing wrong with that if you have the time.)
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Old 01-27-2018, 08:33 PM
 
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I've done it. But yes, if you time it badly or there are accidents, it could take a couple hours more. Even with losing time in traffic, it shouldn't take 3 days unless you specifically want a leisurely drive down. (And there's nothing wrong with that if you have the time.)
Or if you have young kids, where 2 10+ hour days in the vehicle will send your system into so much shock that you will spend the whole rest of your vacation in recovery.

But I can't imagine that drive without hitting SOME sort of traffic SOMEWHERE. If you follow basic highway safety rules and take a little break every 3 or so hours, expect to add on one hour to each ten. I suppose if you time it that you have one gas and restroom break after 5 hours, and pack peanut butter sandwiches to woof down while you are driving; then you could do it in that time. I don't know why you would though, the drive should be treated as part of the vacation (somewhat enjoyable and relaxing).
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Old 01-28-2018, 07:39 AM
 
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Or if you have young kids, where 2 10+ hour days in the vehicle will send your system into so much shock that you will spend the whole rest of your vacation in recovery.

But I can't imagine that drive without hitting SOME sort of traffic SOMEWHERE. If you follow basic highway safety rules and take a little break every 3 or so hours, expect to add on one hour to each ten. I suppose if you time it that you have one gas and restroom break after 5 hours, and pack peanut butter sandwiches to woof down while you are driving; then you could do it in that time. I don't know why you would though, the drive should be treated as part of the vacation (somewhat enjoyable and relaxing).
I've driven with little kids and never taken a break every 3 hours. We stop for meals.
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Old 01-28-2018, 12:29 PM
 
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I've driven with little kids and never taken a break every 3 hours. We stop for meals.
My guess would be that you either drug them, or strap them in the 3rd row with your music cranked the whole way.

It is proven that your reaction time and situational awareness diminish after that amount of time. At least 100,000 crashes a year are caused by driver fatigue. A bet you most of these drivers were "totally good to drive" 5 minutes before the crash.

Facts and Stats : Drowsy Driving Stay Alert, Arrive Alive

Of course we are all human, and I've certainly been in unfortunate situations where I've been forced to "press on" probably longer than I should have. But please folks, if you can at all avoid it please do the safe and responsible thing. If you are not worried about your own life, consider the lives of others. Safe travels.
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