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napanee ted

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Posted: 11/21/19 10:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was planning to travel to Florida next weekend by way of Interstate 81 to 95 has anyone traveled that route during this time and should I change my plans or just go for it and deal with the traffic.

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Go for it. Waddya got to lose?


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Posted: 11/21/19 11:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have driven from MA to FL several time over the Thanksgiving weekend. NO problem.


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The day to avoid is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Most people are forced to travel on that day due to work schedules and having to be at the family house on Thursday. They then have Friday, Saturday or Sunday to get back home. That spreads traffic out a little following the Holiday. I would still try to avoid Sunday if possible.


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I avoid the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after. Otherwise I go.


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Posted: 11/21/19 04:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't try to park in a Walmart on Black Friday.

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LOL

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Be prepared for heavier traffic - but I suspect nothing can beat our tortured drive south the day after Christmas, when it seemed like EVERY SNOWBIRD HEADS SOUTH....LOL! We had traffic jams in every major city - it was miserable.

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joebedford wrote:

Don't try to park in a Walmart on Black Friday.


LOL ! We got all settled in a Walmart on the Friday night of New Years weekend. All was ok then the craziness started with traffic after work. It was next thing to a Black Friday experience except it slowed down eventually.

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joebedford wrote:

Don't try to park in a Walmart on Black Friday.


Did you not mean, the WM RV Resort?


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