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twinsmom101 Oct 16th, 2019 05:06 AM

Return from Austin to New Jersey
 
Hi,

we need help in deciding the best possible route from Austin to New Jersey,
where to stay on the way, what to explore etc
since we would be taking southern route going into Texas So coming back we wanted different route and therefore need help

thanks

RoamsAround Oct 16th, 2019 05:11 AM

Are you driving? If so, how much time do you have to make the trip? What kind of places do you like to visit? Are you looking for just a place to spend the night(s) or do you want to spend some time visiting/exploring during your stopover?

Gretchen Oct 16th, 2019 08:13 AM

Connect dots on a map for what you might want to see.
Have no idea of "what" wouthern route you took.
Also have no idea of how long you want to take.

Did you go to NOLA? Birmingham? Montgomery?

Do you want to go to Memphis? Nashville? Knoxville? Shenandoah Drive? Charlottesville?

tomfuller Oct 16th, 2019 08:42 AM

Good questions from RoamsAround and Gretchen. Do you have a car that has to go back to New Jersey? It is possible to get from Austin to New Jersey in about 2.5 days by taking the Texas Eagle to Chicago spending several hours in Chicago and then the Capitol Limited to Washington DC and a Northeast Regional to your destination in New Jersey. Considering the cost of 2 or 3 hotel rooms, gas etc. The trains might be an option if you wanted to see Chicago and Washington on the way home.

twinsmom101 Oct 16th, 2019 04:18 PM


Originally Posted by RoamsAround (Post 17001275)
Are you driving? If so, how much time do you have to make the trip? What kind of places do you like to visit? Are you looking for just a place to spend the night(s) or do you want to spend some time visiting/exploring during your stopover?

yes we are driving, we love road trips:)
we have 4 days to get back to Jersey, we want some new place to spend night and explore a little at stop over

twinsmom101 Oct 16th, 2019 04:22 PM


Originally Posted by tomfuller (Post 17001396)
Good questions from RoamsAround and Gretchen. Do you have a car that has to go back to New Jersey? It is possible to get from Austin to New Jersey in about 2.5 days by taking the Texas Eagle to Chicago spending several hours in Chicago and then the Capitol Limited to Washington DC and a Northeast Regional to your destination in New Jersey. Considering the cost of 2 or 3 hotel rooms, gas etc. The trains might be an option if you wanted to see Chicago and Washington on the way home.

Yes we have a van, we are family of five and we love road trips, we have been to Chicago so many times, we were thinking hot springs Arkansas and Knoxville as stopping points

twinsmom101 Oct 16th, 2019 04:24 PM


Originally Posted by Gretchen (Post 17001381)
Connect dots on a map for what you might want to see.
Have no idea of "what" wouthern route you took.
Also have no idea of how long you want to take.

Did you go to NOLA? Birmingham? Montgomery?

Do you want to go to Memphis? Nashville? Knoxville? Shenandoah Drive? Charlottesville?

by southern I meant Dc, Virginia, Carolina and Nola
we havenít covered Birmingham and Montgomery Alabama yet


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