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  1. Default Need advice for my trip

    I am new to this forum.I am also new to long trips,planning to take my first trip with my 6 weeks old baby and wife from Chicago to NJ. It is more than 1000 miles and I plan to start early in second week of sept.from chicago and stay overnight and then complete the journey second day.
    I would like your input about how to plan my journey.Where should I break my journey for overnight and I would like to do some sightseeeing on my way if that is possible
    any tips welcome
    waiting for your reply

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Washington state coast/Olympic Peninsula

    Default Time for sightseeing?

    Let's see....1000 miles, broken up over 2 days leaving 500 miles per day, which will take you about 9 hours of pure driving more-or-less depending on traffic, not counting extra time for stops for fuel, meals, restroom breaks, diaper-changing breaks, etc.....and you still want to do some sightseeing? Personally, I don't think that's gonna be possible. If you want to do some sightseeing, I think you need to see if you can fit in an extra day.

    Congrats on the new baby!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Keithville, LA

    Default 2 Days!!!

    That's rough with a 20 year old as a passenger. I can't imagine a 6 week old baby. I'd definitely look into adding at least a day to that time.

    I don't tend to plan ahead for where I'll stop for the night. The route you're travelling is pretty populated and you should have no more than 50 miles between hotels/motels. I'd plan on playing it by ear, especially with a baby on board.


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