Hello all, what a neat forum ! Planning a trip from the Outer Banks NC to Saranac Lake and the routes mapquest and others give me takes me up the Jersey turnpike and I am worried about traffic. Mapquest says 13 hours, anyone driven this before ? I want to be there by five o clock on a Thursday. Thinking of driving about 5.5 hours Wed and staying in Maryland with family then leaving early Thursday for what map says will be eight hours. Any thoughts ?