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Old 06-03-2013, 09:53 AM   #91
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Nags Head and the Outer Banks is great!
Love the restaurants there.
Some of the mini golf places have real turf. Makes for a whole new kind of putt putt. The one we went to even had a halfway house after the ninth hole where you can get snacks and beer and sit and relax.
That worked out well when we were there because it was over 100 degrees every day.
The KOA campground at Rodanthe was nice too. We had a cabin just steps from the ocean and could hear the waves crashing at night.
A friend of ours worked at the water slide (it was just a water slide not a park in the 80's) in Rodanthe and we would go after it closed. He would cut back the water and you could fly down that slide.

We would head down to the Outer Banks just about every weekend looking for waves living out of my buddies van. Those were the days. Not a care in the world. We would run from Duck to Hatteras looking for waves and when we got tired would just park and crash. Back then you could leave you car unlocked and your surfboards on top of your car without any problems. The road the Hatteras was not very even in the 80s and at times it would feel like you getting airborn going over some of the humps.

I have so many memories in the Outer Banks starting from family vacations back in the 70's. We have a place down there and while I love the OB its just not what it was back in the 70's.

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So I'm driving down to NC in a couple of weeks. Going to be near Greensboro. What route would you all recommend I take from DC. 81, or 95/85?

I'd like a pretty route. But with an infant, I think more important is a baby friendly route
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So I'm driving down to NC in a couple of weeks. Going to be near Greensboro. What route would you all recommend I take from DC. 81, or 95/85?

I'd like a pretty route. But with an infant, I think more important is a baby friendly route
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So I'm driving down to NC in a couple of weeks. Going to be near Greensboro. What route would you all recommend I take from DC. 81, or 95/85?

I'd like a pretty route. But with an infant, I think more important is a baby friendly route
I was warned to avoid 95 on that trip with small children very few rest stops.
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I was warned to avoid 95 on that trip with small children very few rest stops.
Yeah I've been told there's like a 75 mile stretch of 95 with nothing. But is 81 better? Sound like it is, per Chico
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Yeah I've been told there's like a 75 mile stretch of 95 with nothing. But is 81 better? Sound like it is, per Chico

Not sure because I was going to Nags head so I had different ALT route but I avoid 95 if i was you. I have driven it before to go to HHI and it is just a stretch of trees at times.
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So I'm driving down to NC in a couple of weeks. Going to be near Greensboro. What route would you all recommend I take from DC. 81, or 95/85?

I'd like a pretty route. But with an infant, I think more important is a baby friendly route
I have family both in NC (near Raleigh) and near Roanoke, so I'll break it down like this:

Roanoke (81): A lot more scenic than 95/85, as you're pretty close to the mountains, and I know Luray/Shenendoah Caverns are both close, but I think it's a tougher drive than 95/85. (Troy McClure voice): You might remember this from such films as "95 car crash on VA/NC border due to people speeding in heavy fog."

95/85: I've done that drive all the way from NoVa to Raleigh probably 15 times in the last 5 years. Pretty boring. Only time you will see anything is when you go through Richmond on your way to 85. I would think since you'll spend at least 125 miles on I-85 (with nothing to look at but trees) it would probably be better for your baby, although 85 in Virginia (last time I went through, about 3 months ago) was very bumpy and in need of a repaving.

If I had to pick which was better for your kid I'd say 95/85, but if you want the scenic route take 81. Not sure how many pit stops you will need but I think 95/85 has plenty in VA, although not many in NC, and I know 81 has a few (although you might want to look online to be sure.)
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So I'm driving down to NC in a couple of weeks. Going to be near Greensboro. What route would you all recommend I take from DC. 81, or 95/85?

I'd like a pretty route. But with an infant, I think more important is a baby friendly route
Go 81 and stop by my place for a beer and then head down to TMC's house for more R&R.

81 is truck alley. 95 is the autobahn
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So I'm driving down to NC in a couple of weeks. Going to be near Greensboro. What route would you all recommend I take from DC. 81, or 95/85?

I'd like a pretty route. But with an infant, I think more important is a baby friendly route
Depends on the traffic, but absolutely let me know when you're passing through Lexington. Wife and I would love to come meet you...
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Go 81 and stop by my place for a beer and then head down to TMC's house for more R&R.

81 is truck alley. 95 is the autobahn
Couldn't be said better.
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So I'm driving down to NC in a couple of weeks. Going to be near Greensboro. What route would you all recommend I take from DC. 81, or 95/85?

I'd like a pretty route. But with an infant, I think more important is a baby friendly route
Our son -in-law is stationed at Ft Bragg so we go straight down 95 ,...well we do use 295 around Richmond traffic is bad there but other than that 95 south .As for rest stops I'm not sure what it is you are looking for, if you mean like gas stations and restaurants 95 isn't to bad if you mean the nice little run offs on the side of the highway with a restroom and some place to walk the dog then he is right. Also If I might ....Cracker Barrel....you can't go wrong at a Cracker Barrel.
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Go 81 and stop by my place for a beer and then head down to TMC's house for more R&R.

81 is truck alley. 95 is the autobahn
LOL. Well, maybe 95 might be better then I guess. I don't want to spend all day on the road
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Yeah I've been told there's like a 75 mile stretch of 95 with nothing. But is 81 better? Sound like it is, per Chico
81 is much more scenic and you can fly, but 95 should be the shorter trip if dale shitty/nova isnt being a whore with traffic. really depends if your in a hurry, if not 81 all the way.

Greensboro kinda sux though, but Biscuitville is amazing.
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LOL. Well, maybe 95 might be better then I guess. I don't want to spend all day on the road
SS , if you don't mind me asking where is your starting destination, around DC or Conn maybe?
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