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  1. Default Fastest way to get from Pensacola, FL to Havelock, NC

    Hey! I was wondering if someone who's extremely familiar with the southeastern states could tell me the fastest way to get from the Florida Panhandle to the New Bern/ Havelock area of North Carolina. About 3 weeks ago, I drove from Pensacola to Havelock taking I-65... to I-85... to I-20... to I-95... to NC-70. The trip was nearly 14 hours and about 850 miles. I live on a military base and am going to another military base... many of the enlisted people I've talked to here laughed at me and said if I took backroads, it would have only taken me about 8-10 hours. I've been messing with Google Maps trying to pick out the fastest way and am stumped. PLEASE HELP!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 1998
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Default Someone is playing with your head

    Quote Originally Posted by Jilly1022 View Post
    ook backroads, it would have only taken me about 8-10 hours.
    They are messing with you -- if you drove that route in 14 hours you were traveling at the posted speed limits. Anyone who says that can drive that distance in 8-10 hours is traveling ~97 mph for long stretches. I don't believe it can be done without excessive speeding and/or a police escort. Welcome to the Great American RoadTrip Forum!


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

    Default Agreed

    It is 680 miles by the absolute most direct route (i.e. flying in a straight line!) from Pensacola to New Bern. To do that in 8 hours would require you to drive at 85 miles per hour, not to mention that you would have to drive through walls, trees, children, etc. Since both Pensacola and Cherry Point are Marine Air Stations, I too suspect that some fighter jocks are having a joke at your expense.


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