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  •  No idea (7+ / 0-)

    why you would take the GS Parkway.  NJ Turnpike would have taken you exactly where you needed to go, with no issues at all.  A straight shot.


    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 06:30:47 AM PDT

    •  And basically (10+ / 0-)

      when you were all the way down near Cape May, you probably would have been better off taking the Cape May ferry down to Lewes, Delaware, or cutting across to the Delaware Memorial Bridge and gone down the DelMarVa peninsula or something.  You should have called me :) We drive down to NC (not Greensboro area though, Wilmington NC area) a lot.  We used to take I95 but now we usually take the scenic route all the way down the DelMarVa peninsula (Rt 1 and Rt 13), across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel to Norfolk/VA Beach. Then we take NC17 all the way down into southeast NC. We never have any problems that way.

      Once you decide on a route and get used to the trip, I think that you will find that Washington, DC area and Northern Virginia will be the biggest problem, on a regular basis, not NJ.  That is assuming that you are taking I-95.  We have a number of workarounds for that.  Route 301 is one of them.  You can get stuck in traffic for hours in that area and it is kind of unpredictable.  I can share some of our routes with you if you like.  My fiance used to live in Raleigh, years ago, and we travel down to coastal NC maybe 5-10 times per year.  

      Good luck next time!


      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 06:37:58 AM PDT

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      •  Thanks for the tips. No reason to have taken the (8+ / 0-)

        Garden State other than not knowing WTF we were doing.  I avoided the ferry option, as I was too unsure about everything else---and didn't want to mess up any further.  DC area turned out not to be bad at all; though I suspect it was due to timing, as much as anything.

        •  Well that's not a surprise (2+ / 0-)
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          there are some crazy things with the roads in NJ and it's a weird state, angling one way and then angling the other.  As you noticed, the main highways, though they say north and south, they aren't.  Just about everything is lined up with either the Delaware river, or the coastline, neither of which run true north and south.  Fun, huh?  LOL. I do feel so badly that you lost all that time.  It's a long enough trek as it is.  I'm serious about the offer to give you info on routes we've found.


          "Justice is a commodity"

          by joanneleon on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 12:08:44 PM PDT

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          •  Mind If I Quote This joanneleon? (1+ / 0-)
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            Phil S 33

            There's an ongoing novel I've been publishing here at dkos on Tuesdays. The first novel is coming to an end. The next novel will have all new characters, and may, or may not, be situated in New Jersey. In case it is, may I quote your ample yet concise description?

            there are some crazy things with the roads in NJ and it's a weird state, angling one way and then angling the other.  As you noticed, the main highways, though they say north and south, they aren't.  Just about everything is lined up with either the Delaware river, or the coastline, neither of which run true north and south.  Fun, huh?...
            best,

            Strange that a harp of thousand strings should keep in tune so long

            by jabney on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 01:10:17 PM PDT

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