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Old 10-24-2011, 02:35 PM   #121
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Greetings from the Boardwalk Inn's Garden Suites!

After driving 1,063 miles we took a spin on one of Buzz Lightyear's XP-40 vehicles (there was some trouble in Sector 9: Zurg again!). Managed "Galactic Hero" status.

All the best.
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Greetings from the Boardwalk Inn's Garden Suites!

After driving 1,063 miles we took a spin on one of Buzz Lightyear's XP-40 vehicles (there was some trouble in Sector 9: Zurg again!). Managed "Galactic Hero" status.

All the best.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:18 PM   #123
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Greetings from the Boardwalk Inn's Garden Suites!

After driving 1,063 miles we took a spin on one of Buzz Lightyear's XP-40 vehicles (there was some trouble in Sector 9: Zurg again!). Managed "Galactic Hero" status.

All the best.



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When I drive down, I use my own SUV. I drove down with it for 2 trips so far and plan to drive it down next summer also. As I get close to a trip, I watch the mileage and then if I am going to be close to the 5,000 mile mark since the last oil change, I will get the oil change early and also have them check the car out.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:23 PM   #125
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Howdy!

A few details on drive #24 (catching up to dvczerfs!):

We departed the Jersey Shore at 12:35 a.m. this morning. Cool clear weather and not much traffic. Able to get through some new construction areas (single lanes) due to lack of traffic.

1:59 a.m. DE Memorial Bridge
2:14 a.m. MD
3:53 a.m. VA
6:58 a.m. NC (1-hour rest/nap in NC)
10:27 a.m. SC
1:43 p.m. GA
3:22 p.m. FL
5:23 p.m. Exit #260-B on I-95 = I-4
[accident around mm 78 on I-4 East northbound caused 5-6 mile backup]
6:35 p.m. arrive at DTD hotel after 1,063 miles

[Not counting initial tank of gas: 2nd fill up $47.51 at Emporia Exxon ($3.57);
3rd fill up $45.75 at Exit #38 SC Exxon ($3.38) with miles to spare.

Tomorrow: quick drive to our WDW hotel!

Right now: red zombie-like eyes! Sleep...Sleep!

All the best.
Shock and Awe....
i just can not take anything more then 10 hrs with stops along the way. I think our trip was a little more them 520 each day.
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Enjoy yourself before the shock of winter, let alone Fall in the N.E.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:35 PM   #126
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Shock and Awe....
i just can not take anything more then 10 hrs with stops along the way. I think our trip was a little more them 520 each day.
I am in Awe of the great ones on the board
Enjoy yourself before the shock of winter, let alone Fall in the N.E.
I can't do more than 18 hours (or 1,100 miles) in one day!

Ah, the weather you say: not a cloud in the sky today; low humidity; 80-degrees. [We need to move down here for the winter].

Drove several miles tonight: from Boardwalk to Grand Floridian to meet friends and have drinks!

Ah..... Back in our Garden Suite now. Time to turn on Channel 19!

All the best.
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I saw this, and thought about this thread and my current ramblings. lol
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I saw this, and thought about this thread and my current ramblings. lol
all at max. speed of 35mph.
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Old 10-25-2011, 04:57 PM   #129
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Made this trip twice...here are the details - we take 81-66-17-15-95-495-295-4 (maybe not in that exact order)

First trip

left NEPA @ 3:30am
entered MD @ 6:20am
entered WV @ 6:30am - stopped to use the restrooms
entered VA @ 6:55 am - stopped for gas
entered NC @ 10:37am
entered SC @ 1:10pm - stopped for gas and lunch
entered GA @ 4:17pm
entered FL @ 5:49pm - stopped for gas
arrived in orlando @ 8:30 pm

return trip
left orlando @ 2:40am
entered GA @ 5:30am
entered SC @ 7:00am - stopped for gas
entered NC @ 9:42am
entered VA @ 12:10pm - stopped for gas, lunch and got lost
entered WV @ 4:38pm
entered MD @ 4:59pm
entered PA @ 5:09pm
arrived home at 7:30pm

second trip (including a side trip)

left home @ 1:30am
entered MD @ 4:05am
entered WV @ 4:15am
entered VA @ 4:35am - stopped for gas
entered NC @ 8:05am
entered SC @ 10:30am - stopped @ South of the border, rest stop and gas
entered GA @ 1:30pm - stopped for lunch
entered FL @ 3:40pm - stopped for gas
arrived in Gainesville @ 5:30pm
left Gainesville @ 12:30pm (next day)
arrived in Orlando @ 2:15pm

left Orlando @ 2:00 am
entered GA @ 4:40am
entered SC @ 6:06am - stopped for gas and at rest stop
entered NC @ 8:55am - stopped at rest stop
entered VA @ 11:19am - stopped for gas,lunch and was hung up on traffic on 95
entered WV @ 3:47pm
entered MD @ 4:08pm
entered PA @ 4:19pm
arrived home @ 7:36pm
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:11 PM   #130
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We made our first drive ever to Lost and Found outside the MK; I had lost my sun glasses on Pirates of the Caribbean.

No luck, however.

So, fellow 2,000+ Mile Round Trip Drivers, on your next WDW visit please keep an eye out for a pair of black sunglasses.

Reward: One Mickey Premium Bar!

All the best from Boardwalk's Garden Suites!
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We made our first drive ever to Lost and Found outside the MK; I had lost my sun glasses on Pirates of the Caribbean.

No luck, however.

So, fellow 2,000+ Mile Round Trip Drivers, on your next WDW visit please keep an eye out for a pair of black sunglasses.

Reward: One Mickey Premium Bar!

All the best from Boardwalk's Garden Suites!
if they fell off in the water, you wont see them again. last june, dd and i took the keys to the kingdom tour for the third time. they showed us the retention pool for splash mtn. im sure pirates is along the same lines. there is a huge screen that picks up "stuff" before the water re enters the pumps. chances are slim to none that you would see them again. but, if someone found them and turned them in. dd left our camera on the train one year the last day we were at wdw. i called a few days later and they had it!!!! wdw sent it to me no charge. if nobody claims the stuff, its sold to the employees at a very low price.(so im told)
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if they fell off in the water, you wont see them again. last june, dd and i took the keys to the kingdom tour for the third time. they showed us the retention pool for splash mtn. im sure pirates is along the same lines. there is a huge screen that picks up "stuff" before the water re enters the pumps. chances are slim to none that you would see them again. but, if someone found them and turned them in. dd left our camera on the train one year the last day we were at wdw. i called a few days later and they had it!!!! wdw sent it to me no charge. if nobody claims the stuff, its sold to the employees at a very low price.(so im told)
I'm sure the sunglasses will show up. Someday. On someone else's face!

Off to DTD. A short drive.

All the best.
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Out of curiosity, how many drive your own vehicles? What do you do to prep them for the ride? we are set to leave in just under 3 weeks, and our Helga has failed her pre trip inspection at the mechanics miserably Almost $2,000 worth of work they are saying she needs. She is an older van, but we love her and dont want to get rid of her, but I'm beginning to have restless nights just imagining us all broke down somewhere in the middle of South Carolina. I'm freaking out. Shes had the oil done, a new water pump put in, next up are the rear brakes, ball joints, and whatever is now leaking after we got the new water pump ( I know, its THAT bad, we had no idea ) A rental car really isnt an option since a 12 passenger van is over $1000 (train, bus and plane are similar prices) and I figure we might just as well put that money into our van that needs TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF WORK. oh wait, did I say that already? sigh. My exciting Disney vacation has turned into Disneygeddon and I am dreading it!!
Oh stink!! We drive our own car but we have roadside assistance and that makes me feel better. DH does some stuff to the car before we go but honestly, I have no idea what I'm a lot of help...


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With drizzle in the air, time for a drive from the Boardwalk to DTD and a check of gas prices at Disney Hess.

All the best.
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With drizzle in the air, time for a drive from the Boardwalk to DTD and a check of gas prices at Disney Hess.

All the best.
we are expecting 4-6 inches of snow on sat. i dont think the shore areas are expecting anything.
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