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Old 08-08-2009, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Tappahannock VA
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I know this is too late that you've already left NY, but incase someone else reads the thread. NC64 is waaayyy out of your way. As I stated above. I95 to Wilmington Del. In Del. get on 13 south to the CBBT. After crossing the CBBT go to I64 and get off on the Rt. 168 South Exit. Rt168 takes you to rt. 158 which takes you to OBX. Sorry I did not check this last night before you left.
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:58 AM
 
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I know this is too late that you've already left NY, but incase someone else reads the thread. NC64 is waaayyy out of your way. As I stated above. I95 to Wilmington Del. In Del. get on 13 south to the CBBT. After crossing the CBBT go to I64 and get off on the Rt. 168 South Exit. Rt168 takes you to rt. 158 which takes you to OBX. Sorry I did not check this last night before you left.
Yeah, that sounds like the way we went the past few years, we did have that expensive $12 toll. We go down with a few other families. We split up this year, and we left Ct. (Stamford area) at midnight, and our friends left the same area at 4:00 a.m. It took us 10 hours total driving, we hit no traffic, and we stopped for breakfast etc. Our friends also made it in about 10 hours, and hit no traffic whatsoever. We drove about 70 mph on the highways. Coming back on a Sunday, we left at 3:30 a.m., and our friends left around 4:00 a.m. We hit terrible traffic in New Jersey after coming through Delaware, our total trip home from Nags Head to Ct. was 12 hours. Meanwhile, our friends took different route home, and I think skipped most or part of the NJ tnpke. They did I-95 into Ct. I don't know how they did it, but they managed in 10 hours, I suspect they were driving rather fast. They hit no traffic at all, whereas we hit terrible traffic all through NJ and into NY. One thing to be wary of though, the cops in Delmarva are VERY vigilant, and the speed limit there goes up and down, up and down----we got a speeding ticket last year.
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:45 PM
 
Location: New York, Westchester
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well i made it down here in 7and 1/2 hours....directions were dead on as were the speed traps..their was actually a sign in someones front lawn warning you and 1 min later their he was... so luckily no tickets....rented a pontoon boat today for 4 hours it was great ... we followed the pontoon that was dolphin watching and we say about 10 dolphins .than we headed towards the light house docked in about 3 ft of water and swam and fished for 2 hours,,, all that for 270 bet. 3 familys..we would have paid that just on the dolphin boat, went to lost colony last n ite very good....doing a treasure hunt tonite for the kids, we leave clues all over the house and than bury a fake chest in the sand out at the beach with all kinds of stuff to keep the kids busy for the rest of the week...works out really really great...kids love it....weather has been 87,94,96, and hot and sunny,,,,so far so great......any ? let me know if i can ans. will check in if i can........OBX
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Tappahannock VA
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Sounds like you are having a great time! I'm glad all is well. Have a great week and a safe trip back to NY.
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Leland, NC
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Great, have a blast. Remember to leave by 6 am or sooner on Sat. to avoid traffic leaving OBX. NJ Turnpike is usually not that great on Sat. afternoons. Alternatives can also be iffy. Best to check for traffic reports in Del. as you get closer. I believe 101.5 FM will have them periodically and the station can be picked up in Del. as you near NJ.
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:41 AM
 
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I'm leaving for OBX on Fri. I have to drive alone this year so want to leave on Fri and stay somewhere in Va. A friend suggested Onely. I live in Pawling, N Y(about 90 min above NYC). Any suggestions about what the best time to leave would be?
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Old 08-17-2009, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Leland, NC
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I'm leaving for OBX on Fri. I have to drive alone this year so want to leave on Fri and stay somewhere in Va. A friend suggested Onely. I live in Pawling, N Y(about 90 min above NYC). Any suggestions about what the best time to leave would be?
I've stayed in Onley a few times on my way to OBX. You will only be about 3 hours from the causeway bridge from there. You can leave there at 7 or 8 am and miss most of the OBX traffic. On Friday you want to avoid rush hour traffic in NJ. If you can leave in the morning about 10 or 11 am, that should work fine.
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Old 08-17-2009, 06:31 PM
 
Location: New York, Westchester
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I'm leaving for OBX on Fri. I have to drive alone this year so want to leave on Fri and stay somewhere in Va. A friend suggested Onely. I live in Pawling, N Y(about 90 min above NYC). Any suggestions about what the best time to leave would be?
NC64 is waaayyy out of your way. As I stated above. I95 to Wilmington Del. In Del. get on 13 south to the CBBT. After crossing the CBBT go to I64 and get off on the Rt. 168 South Exit. Rt168 takes you to rt. 158 which takes you to OBX. I lest at 3 am and drove straight through 7 1/2 hours...i left fri . nite from obx at 930 and pulled into my driveway at 4;45....if you can drive at nite this is they way to go......you can save some serioud time....any ? let me know......
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:24 PM
 
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Yeah, that sounds like the way we went the past few years, we did have that expensive $12 toll. We go down with a few other families. We split up this year, and we left Ct. (Stamford area) at midnight, and our friends left the same area at 4:00 a.m. It took us 10 hours total driving, we hit no traffic, and we stopped for breakfast etc. Our friends also made it in about 10 hours, and hit no traffic whatsoever. We drove about 70 mph on the highways. Coming back on a Sunday, we left at 3:30 a.m., and our friends left around 4:00 a.m. We hit terrible traffic in New Jersey after coming through Delaware, our total trip home from Nags Head to Ct. was 12 hours. Meanwhile, our friends took different route home, and I think skipped most or part of the NJ tnpke. They did I-95 into Ct. I don't know how they did it, but they managed in 10 hours, I suspect they were driving rather fast. They hit no traffic at all, whereas we hit terrible traffic all through NJ and into NY. One thing to be wary of though, the cops in Delmarva are VERY vigilant, and the speed limit there goes up and down, up and down----we got a speeding ticket last year.
NY drivers speeding??? Getouttatown!
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:20 PM
 
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When you go through Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgaw on I40 watch out for the cops..Pretty bad in Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgaw...
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