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- September 8, 2018 at 11:02 am #79366
I usually travel down to North Carolina from New Jersey via NJ turnpike, 95 south. through Baltimore, DC, etc. I was wondering how it would be to take the coastal route, route 13 to 17 all the way down. Has anyone tried this route or am I heading for disaster? I am driving a Dynamax 24′ RV. Thanks
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- September 15, 2018 at 5:15 am #80175
If you have the time, it is ALWAYS advantageous to take a route you might otherwise ignore. Taking any coastal route allows you to see the country up close and experience America. Of course, a coastal drive in Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina is NOT like traveling the west coast highway. There are no similar breathtaking water views, but the views are nice and relaxing. Given the size of your rig, you would have an easy time of it. Keep in mind that you will go slower, have a lot of lights and some “city” traffic that you will not have on the interstate. I would advise NOT driving near the coast during a hurricane evacuation, during a hurricane or shortly after one and for obvious reasons. In my mind, if you have the time, take the scenic route every time, stop in local diners, shop at family owned stores and drive around the courthouses in every town. Experience what makes our country so special —— the people and their local communities!
- September 15, 2018 at 8:31 am #80185
Thanks for the response. Much appreciated. I think with hurricane Frances hitting the North Carolina Coast, I will put off that trip for the time being.
- September 15, 2018 at 12:15 pm #80204
BTW, I assume that you know about New Bern, NC. If not, it is a gem and the local area is hard to beat for beauty. Unfortunately, they got hammered with flooding from this storm. So, when they get everything cleared up and get back to business, approaching the city from 17 is a gorgeous arrival vista. We almost bought a home there years ago and while not regretting where we did buy, New Bern remains one two favorite NC destinations. Blowing Rock, in the mountains, is the other. If you have not experienced them, they are absolutely “must see and experience” venues. You will not regret them. Good luck!
- September 15, 2018 at 1:06 pm #80210
I have been to both locations, but it has been many, many years. My wife is original from NC, West of Charlotte. Would definitely like to get back Blowing Rock. My oldest son and his wife live just south of New Bern.
Thanks again for the information.
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