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2021 Road Trip Plans

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kevinb1994:

--- Quote from: kevinb1994 on July 21, 2021, 06:52:03 PM ---I have already done trips with family.

One was early in the year for a trip down the St. Johns to a place called Astor in Lake County (though, I should note, it is right on the county line with Volusia). Pretty place.

I have had some serious family stuff recently and upcoming (next month and near the end of the year).

A couple of weddings, to say the least. One in Delaware and one in Staten Island.

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Actually, it looks like I wonít be driving later this year. Instead, a trip via Amtrak is in lieu. But I donít know which of the two Silver Service trains Iíll be taking yet.

jayhawkco:
Actually just decided on this today.  I have a kid on the way due in January, so my ability to do solo trips for a while will be ending.  I had a trip to Laos planned in February, but had to cancel for obvious reasons.  So, I'm going to fly to Philly and then road trip in the Northeast, Quebec, and the Maritimes.  I work remotely, so I'm going to drive longer days on the weekends and then make smaller trips during the week when I'm done with work.

Loose plan right now:

Day 1 (Saturday)
From Philly airport, drive down to Wilmington to clinch I-495 and I-95 in Delaware.
Take I-95 back North all the way to New Haven, then I-91 all the way up to Quebec.
PQ55 North to Drummondville and spend the night.

Day 2 (Sunday)
PQ20 North to Riviere du Loup, then PQ85 into New Brunswick
TCH2 across New Brunswick
TCH104 then NS102 down to Halifax and spend the night

Day 3 (Monday)
NS101, NS103, and NS3 combination (depending on how much time I have) to Lunenburg

Day 4 (Tuesday)
NS103, TCH104, TCH105, and Cabot Trail to Ingonish

Day 5 (Wednesday)
Cabot Trail, TCH104, TCH106 and then the ferry over to PEI.  TCH1 to Charlottetown

Day 6 (Thursday)
TCH1, Confederation Bridge, TCH16, NB95, and I-95 to Bangor

Day 7 (Friday)
I-95 and other interstates down to Portland

Day 8 (Saturday)
I-95, NH101, I-93 to its northern end, U-Turn, I-293, I-93, I-95, I-295 Providence, I-95 to I-195 to finish clinching Rhode Island interstates, and then somehow back to Philly.  Not fully planned out how I want to go since I have most of the rest of the direct way clinched already.

I know that it's a lot of interstate driving which isn't the most exciting, but I haven't been in New England (other than a quick overnight in Boston) since I was 21, and wanted to knock out more of those highways.

If all goes well, I'll visit three new provinces (NB, PEI, and NS), clinch I-91, I-93, I-95 and then completely clinch all interstates in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, and Delaware.  I'll also get to drive one of my bucket list roads (Cabot Trail) during peak colors.

Any suggestions always appreciated.

Chris

thspfc:
Not much in terms of road trips this year for me. The most I've driven in a short period of time was when I went from home to Sheboygan and then up to northwestern WI in late June, about 6 hours one way. I've only been to three states this year, one of which was by plane.

I went to Chicago in February. Got to see the I-39/90 project as it nears completion.

Went to the Milwaukee, Fond du Lac, and Appleton areas once each this spring. Went to Green Bay a couple times.

kevinb1994:

--- Quote from: jayhawkco on July 21, 2021, 09:44:08 PM ---Actually just decided on this today.  I have a kid on the way due in January, so my ability to do solo trips for a while will be ending.  I had a trip to Laos planned in February, but had to cancel for obvious reasons.  So, I'm going to fly to Philly and then road trip in the Northeast, Quebec, and the Maritimes.  I work remotely, so I'm going to drive longer days on the weekends and then make smaller trips during the week when I'm done with work.

Loose plan right now:

Day 1 (Saturday)
From Philly airport, drive down to Wilmington to clinch I-495 and I-95 in Delaware.
Take I-95 back North all the way to New Haven, then I-91 all the way up to Quebec.
PQ55 North to Drummondville and spend the night.

Day 2 (Sunday)
PQ20 North to Riviere du Loup, then PQ85 into New Brunswick
TCH2 across New Brunswick
TCH104 then NS102 down to Halifax and spend the night

Day 3 (Monday)
NS101, NS103, and NS3 combination (depending on how much time I have) to Lunenburg

Day 4 (Tuesday)
NS103, TCH104, TCH105, and Cabot Trail to Ingonish

Day 5 (Wednesday)
Cabot Trail, TCH104, TCH106 and then the ferry over to PEI.  TCH1 to Charlottetown

Day 6 (Thursday)
TCH1, Confederation Bridge, TCH16, NB95, and I-95 to Bangor

Day 7 (Friday)
I-95 and other interstates down to Portland

Day 8 (Saturday)
I-95, NH101, I-93 to its northern end, U-Turn, I-293, I-93, I-95, I-295 Providence, I-95 to I-195 to finish clinching Rhode Island interstates, and then somehow back to Philly.  Not fully planned out how I want to go since I have most of the rest of the direct way clinched already.

I know that it's a lot of interstate driving which isn't the most exciting, but I haven't been in New England (other than a quick overnight in Boston) since I was 21, and wanted to knock out more of those highways.

If all goes well, I'll visit three new provinces (NB, PEI, and NS), clinch I-91, I-93, I-95 and then completely clinch all interstates in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, and Delaware.  I'll also get to drive one of my bucket list roads (Cabot Trail) during peak colors.

Any suggestions always appreciated.

Chris

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I suggest not taking 95 through Philly and will suggest the NJ Turnpike instead. I mean, you can still do some clinching in Delaware (it is, after all, a small state in both counties and overall size) before you take my suggestion in mind.

New York Cityís surrounding area is always going to be a cluster- due to just how the infrastructure is where my family is from. I have not been to New Haven in years so no comment.

North of New Haven I also havenít seen in years. No comment.

Boston I havenít seen but I have been through Providence but not in years. No comment.

jayhawkco:

--- Quote from: kevinb1994 on July 21, 2021, 09:52:16 PM ---I suggest not taking 95 through Philly and will suggest the NJ Turnpike instead. I mean, you can still do some clinching in Delaware (it is, after all, a small state in both counties and overall size) before you take my suggestion in mind.

New York Cityís surrounding area is always going to be a cluster- due to just how the infrastructure is where my family is from. I have not been to New Haven in years so no comment.

North of New Haven I also havenít seen in years. No comment.

Boston I havenít seen but I have been through Providence but not in years. No comment.

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I've been on the NJTP before though and have never been on I-95 in Pennsylvania, so shitty or not, I gotta drive it sometime if I want to clinch all of the interstates (this trip should put me somewhere near 70%).

I know NYC is going to suck traffic-wise, but that's also why I'm driving it on a weekend.  I know it's probably still bad on Saturdays, but I won't have to deal with any traditional rush hour.  If anyone has any suggestions on which way to go (to clinch interstate mileage) that isn't I-95, I'm all ears.  I'm thinking of maybe I-278 from beginning to end, but haven't 100% decided.

Chris

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