Interested in thoughts on the drive from Southern CT to Raleigh NC. My wife has to be Raleigh over the holiday for work, and I am going to go join her. As this is ll a bit last minute, flights are really expensive so as I can take a couple days holiday I was thinking of driving down to see her. Google tells me it's about 550 miles and will take 8-9 hours. I was wondering whether:
1) Anyone can confirm the time - and give me thoughts on where the traffic issues will be given it's the holiday, I never drove anywhere over Thanksgiving before... I would plan on leaving early On Wednesday 25th and coming back Monday 30th
2) Give me your thoughts on heading the longer route on I78/I81 to see the mountains. I thought it might be worth adding a couple hours on to get some nicer views? I hear the I95 can be quite boring all the way down (I have driven as far as DC before but not the section through Virginia.
Any other thoughts about places to see en route, or things to do within driving distance of Raleigh over a long weekend would be welcomed.
Thanks to you all for your help - this forum is great!