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cactushugger Jul 24th, 2006 06:02 AM

BWI to Boston avoiding NYC?
Can someone suggest a route/

lizziea06 Jul 24th, 2006 06:13 AM

By plane, train or automobile?

Anonymous Jul 24th, 2006 06:44 AM

I assumed auto -- but then why say BWI rather than DC or Baltimore? Anyway, via plane I recommend AirTran; they have some nice discounts if you buy in advance.

Via auto, I'd just avoid Route 95, stay west of NYC and then get on Route 90 (known hereabouts as the Mass Pike) eastbound.

Judy24 Jul 24th, 2006 06:45 AM

Answered on your other post.

Anonymous Jul 24th, 2006 06:46 AM

Aha! They posted again, 4 minutes after the original post, specifying that they want to avoid NYC traffic.

Cactus -- what day of the week will you be traveling?

Anonymous Jul 24th, 2006 06:47 AM

Argh, crossposting mayhem! Judy 24 wrote:

"Instead of going thru NYC on 95, you could head north and and then head east either on the Tappan Zee Bridge (which will probably still put you in heavy traffic), or better yet, continue further up to the Beacon Bridge which takes you onto 84 into CT and then you can head north on 91."

Actually, once you're on 84, IMHO it makes sense to stay on it til you get to 90.

Anonymous Jul 24th, 2006 06:53 AM

Our OP has yet a third post going, in which he states: "Can anyone suggest a two day scenic drive between Baltimore and Boston. We would definitely like to stay west of New York City. Any help would be very much appreciated. Oh, we will be driving on Oct. 19 & 20...leaf season?"

So we have some additional clues -- dates and it's an overnight that should be scenic.

Yes, that late in Oct. you will probably run into some foliage in southern New England and farther south; it's different every year, last year was very late and your dates were peak in western MA.

Judy24 Jul 24th, 2006 06:59 AM

Anonymous, I'm sure you're right. I was really only addressing the "avoiding NYC" part of the query.

But I'm not sure why the OP started 3 different threads.

cactushugger Jul 25th, 2006 06:09 AM

Egg on MY face! Here's the deal. I live in southern Virginia. My sister in law lives in Colorado. And, her friends live in Boston. She is flying in to BWI, renting a car, driving to Boston, driving down to southern VA a couple of days later, and, finally back to BWI. She was planning to get off the plane and drive straight to Boston. I explained that she was planning one VERY long day. Soooo, emails have been flying back and forth. Hense the multiple posts. So sorry. But, hey, you guys are great to stick with me. I "meet" the nicest people on this site!

Anonymous Jul 25th, 2006 06:31 AM

That's no excuse for multiple posts -- it would be more constructive for you to reply to your own existing thread, providing the additional details. Pick one and stop replying to (toping) the others.

I live in Boston and my daughter went to college in DC; yes, it's a long day but it can be done.

cactushugger Jul 25th, 2006 08:06 AM

Dear Anonymous,
I'm oh so sorry I have offended your delicate sensibilities. I'm new to using message boards. If there is somewhere that I can find a tutorial on proper message board ettiquete, please refer me. You seem to be so up on how to politely communicate. Isn't the anonymity us the internet great? You can be as rude and superior as you please.

rb_travelerxATyahoo Jul 25th, 2006 12:59 PM

"anonymous" may have come across harsh with the suggestion ... but hasn't s/he provided some good suggestions?

People on this board usually do try to be helpful, but when several threads are created, it makes it hard to reply. One doesn't want to reply to EACH of the threads, but also don't want to reply to a thread that you might never see again.

TIP: if you click on your name (towards the top of the screen) -- or anyone else's ... where it reads "Author: <ul>xxxxxxxxxx</ul>, you'll see the threads (or discussions) that person has posted to. The threads will be listed in order of the date/time that ANYONE has posted to it.

By clicking on your name you can quickly locate your previous thread and merely reply to it, rather than starting new ones.

Welcome to Fodors.

rb_travelerxATyahoo Jul 25th, 2006 01:04 PM

BTW, one route I would consider is from "Bahwmor" take I-83 to I-81 to I-84 to I-90. Enjoy Amish areas of PA and maybe Old Sturbridge Village near where I-84 meets I-90. If you have a great interest in baseball, stop at Cooperstown NY by traveling I-83 to I-81 to I-88 to Cooperstown, then N to I-90 then head East. The least amount of tolls on the first routing I suggested.

cactushugger Jul 25th, 2006 04:15 PM

Thank you for your thoughts. Perhaps Anonymous and I both had a bad day.
As I said in my earlier post I am new to the world of message boards. And, I admitted that I made a mistake. I don't think the harshness from Anonymous was appropriate. You on the other hand have provided me with some helpful information about how this all works. And, you provided it in a very civil manner. I truly appreciate that.
Your tips on routes are also most welcome. I am passing them on to my sister in law. Thanks!

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