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Old 05-26-2004, 10:01 PM   #15
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Lie??

LOL!! That's probably the reason we run out the south shore on Sunrise hwy!
But in all seriousness, we did not consider the $100 bucks or so the ferry cost as outrageous, considering it saved us about forty miles of driving, and all of the City! 100 bucks for large van, trailer (combined length about 53 + feet) two adults and two large dogs and no Cross Bronx, NO Throgs Neck Bridge, No LIE, no sweat..... well, we actually thought it was cheap! LOL!!

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As NJ residents we're river crossers and do that every day multiple times a day. $1oo and more for crossing the sound one way, felt pretty steep to us! Maybe if you do it once every blue moon and don't know you're way around local traffic I guess it's ok.

We love LI and go there pretty often, especially to visit the North Fork where we particularly enjoy the various wineries and fine dining. Doing it all in an AS is just more fun. Downside are the campgrounds...pricy and ugly.

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All you guys going through our area...maybe a forum rally on LI?
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As NJ residents we're river crossers and do that every day multiple times a day. $1oo and more for crossing the sound one way, felt pretty steep to us! Maybe if you do it once every blue moon and don't know you're way around local traffic I guess it's ok.

We only do it once a year, at the most, twice. And it's always going to Colebrook, NH, from Oakdale, or vice versa.

We love LI and go there pretty often, especially to visit the North Fork where we particularly enjoy the various wineries and fine dining. Doing it all in an AS is just more fun. Downside are the campgrounds...pricy and ugly.

Well, there we have an advantage.... we back in the besde our friend driveway, plug into their shore power, and we all relax! it was amazing to us how much better a time we ALL had doing it this way rather than we stay IN the house.... gracious hosts, but still, we did, no matter how unintentially, at a minimum, somewhat upset their usual routine.

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All you guys going through our area...maybe a forum rally on LI?
We will for sure be that way in September. The third weekend we attend a breed party for standard poodles in Colebrook, NH. Depending on my Calla's schedule, we will take her to Virginia for breeding. Our fondest hope is that she is considerate, and allows us to have our party, and vacation time before she decides she is in season. I have these nightmares of having to make a fast emergency breeding run from Colebrook to Bristol Tn!!

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Take KIMILIs advice, Garden State -Tappan Zee is the best route
The GWB is backed up for miles with wall 2 wall Tractor trailers almost all day, once in NYC the potholes are so bad you could break an axle
If you take any other way then KIMILI suggests you will be Vary SORRY!!
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We once went up I95 - crossed the GWB - and once in "The City" hit potholes so huge that water from our fresh water tank was spewing out!! We were driving our 40' Bus Conversion (ex-Greyhound bus)... NEVER again! We were on our way to Conn at the time. We now avoid NJ altogether - go North via VA and Penn then East to Conn. Wonderful trip - wonderful things to see and places to stop.

Last time in "The City" we were almost mugged. But that is another story for telling around the campfire.

Last year we attended our 50th High School reunion - in NJ. We camped in NY State and had a great time.... (were did all those old folks come from, anyhow?).

..bottom line -- avoid NJ Turnpike and GWB.... life is too short; enjoy the journey...

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