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Old 03-23-2013, 09:00 PM   #21
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I share you frustration with Google maps, and want to add that some routes it takes are unexplainable. Add an hour drive to save 20 miles distance?

Anyway - were you using Google maps on your smart phone?

I am looking at different Android options.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:19 PM   #22
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Ok, you've had your hiccup for this trip, now enjoy!
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:33 PM   #23
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I ignore the travel time any mapping software gives me. I have found that no matter how long the trip is or how fast I drive, I can for the most part only average 50 mph. That's on the interstate. Less than that if we plan a trip taking only US/State Hwys. About 40 mph then is what I use for planning. Good luck and enjoy Disney.

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Same here it comes out closer than the gps or web sites been using that for years..........................


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Old 03-23-2013, 09:33 PM   #24
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Garmin nuvi 2460LMT is pretty close at arrival times. Usually within 30 minutes.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:05 PM   #25
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Oops: Usually I have a problem with the lot # markers, so I take them out of the ground to have more space to maneuver. Tonight watch a movie with Chip & Dale, then the boat light parade and fireworks. They'll fix the lamp post in the morning. Could be worst, like behind a snow blower.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:10 PM   #26
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Oops: Usually I have a problem with the lot # markers, so I take them out of the ground to have more space to maneuver. Tonight watch a movie with Chip & Dale, then the boat light parade and fireworks. They'll fix the lamp post in the morning. Could be worst, like behind a snow blower.
Yep, pulling it out of the ground would have been smart, but this was an electrical outlet/light post. Oh well.

Tornado warnings made for some interesting moments. Lots of limbs and even a couple trees down.

Heading back to the park now that the storm is over.

Agree. Don't want to be behind a snow blower right now.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:13 PM   #27
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Is there any way to do this?

We used to make regular trips from pgh to baltimore - alone, my wife or me, 4.5 hours. Together, 5 hours, no matter who drove. With kids, 5.5 hours. With MIL, about 6 (she's handicapped)

Day vs night?
Weekend on the PA turnpike has a LOT more traffic than weeekdays - usually. Had a few times where the traffic was abnormally heavy (or light).

SPent 20 minutes at the turnpike exit on some sunday evenings when everyone is returning home.

Now add a TT and I know our avg speed will be down.

Night, winter, weather all affect your speeds and therefore your times.

Use mapquest/google to get an idea and then adjust for how you drive, who's with you, etc. There's no way to be sure - ever - how long it will take. We've stopped to eat and been in and out in 40 minutes, other times we've waited 40 minutes to get a seat. Mapquest et al can't possible predict that!

Also, get a GPS for your ride - it will keep an ETA updated as you go along. It can be rather disheartening to have it say, when you're 3 hours from home, 'eta 11pm' and you stop to eat and upon resuming it travel it now says 'eta 12:20' ! But at least you have an idea, a realistic one.
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