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Old 06-23-2014, 12:12 AM   #11
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I realized today that Daytona was distance wise (from Orlando)where I wanted to be, but we would have gotten to it much later (12:30-1am, I'm guessing).

That said, we wouldn't have gotten to see this guy with a motorhome and large bird cages built into a trailer he towed. It sounds like he may be there often (from a review wife read).

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Old 06-23-2014, 12:25 AM   #12
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If that was at pecan park, he may be there often for the weekend flea market.
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:48 AM   #13
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If that was at pecan park, he may be there often for the weekend flea market.

It was.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:51 PM   #14
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Ependydad is this your key west trip? Can't wait to see pics if it is.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:30 PM   #15
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Ependydad is this your key west trip? Can't wait to see pics if it is.

No, we're actually hitting Florida twice this year.
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:43 PM   #16
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Saving this thread. We are hoping to do another trip to the Keys this year for Christmas and New Years, so these overnight stops are helpful!
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:03 PM   #17
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Here is our travel plan for getting to the Keys. We're thinking of 5 days of driving, though we'll see what we actually do:

Day 1: Overnight at Kosmo Village RV Campground
"11197 Washington Hwy.
Glen Allen, VA 23059"
Miles for day: 135

Day 2: Overnight at South of the Border RV
"3346 Highway 301 North
Hamer, SC 29547"
Miles for day: 275

Day 3: Overnight at Country Oaks Campground
6 Carlton Cemetery Rd, Kingsland, GA 31548
Miles for day: 310

Day 4: Overnight at Jonathan Dickinson State Park
"16450 S.E. Federal Highway
Hobe Sound, Florida 33455"
Miles for day: 310

Day 5: Arrive at Bluewater Key
1 Park Drive, Key West, FL 33040
Miles for day: 240

Our first day of drive is to just get a jump and get a little ways south. We just drove from Baltimore-area to Clermont, FL and planned for the same basic plan (instead of overnighting at the state park, we'd arrive at the Thousand Trails park) but found that the kids were doing awesomely- hence the reason for this thread. We were on the road hoping to find a different/further down the road stopping point. The only down side, I didn't get to add any new states to my "states camped in map".

I'm hoping that we can make similar time getting south to the Keys so that we have a less than 200 mile day for the last day of driving.
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With kids I can see that travel time shortened a bit. I would actually ask if you thought about getting south of Richmond before stopping for the first night? There are a few places just south, and if you could there is Carolinda Crossroads with big paved pull throughs, but at least another 100 miles south from your planned stopping point. From there I would shoot instead of for SoTB for New Green Acres (I95 Exit 53) in SC. Thats 318 miles for the day, or if you want to roll a little further, head for point south KOA (I95 exit 33) (google says 340 miles, but it takes a weird route, its just another 25 miles south.)

At that point you are under 300 miles to Daytona Beach area but 470 miles from Jonathan Dikinson State Park and not sure a big driving day would work for you. Of course if you can make it day 2 a little further then Point South KOA to say Savannah South KOA (but thats a near 400 mile run) at that point I would stick to the same drive and save a days travel.
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:58 PM   #19
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Getting to Orlando, we did:
1) Kosmos Village @ 135 miles (it's a long 135 miles due to DC rush hour on Friday afternoons- took 3.5 hours).
2) Pecan Park @ 600 miles.
3) Fort Wilderness @ 175 miles.

I was shocked at how well our kids (2 year old and 10 year old) did in the truck on day 2. It's why we kept driving. We made stops for lunch and dinner and, of course, fuel/stretch stops. But neither one complained and happily road along (each took a 1 1/2 or so hour nap). Wife slept for a bit and then drove for a while for me to sleep for a bit.

No idea if we'll luck into that kind of behavior again.
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We plan our departure to avoid all of the southbound congestion by prefering an early Saturday morning departure (between 7 and 8am) plus we get onto I95 at 234 or if needed US17. From there we roll through to Point South KOA on the first days run (about 540 miles total.) It takes about 12 hours "road time" with stops, about 7-8 hours rolling (usually can set the cruise on 65 and tick off the miles), then we are only 6 hours with stops from FW.

That extra hour or two depending on where in MD can make a huge difference, but somehow I have always been able to find the best window to avoid traffic heading southbound even when leaving on a Friday.
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