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As we enter the dog days of summer, the annual trek from Ohio to Hilton Head and back starts. It is currently in full swing. As a resident of the greater Charlotte area and someone who likes to go into the city on Saturday nights, I have one request. 

 

Please do not oversleep on your last day. Too many Ohioans wake up late and then drive recklessly trying to get home, or they hope to avoid the many hours of miserable traffic. This causes accidents and traffic jams on interstate 77 on Saturdays in Charlotte. 

 

Thank you and have a great day. 

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On 6/22/2024 at 12:08 PM, GP1 said:

As we enter the dog days of summer, the annual trek from Ohio to Hilton Head and back starts. It is currently in full swing. As a resident of the greater Charlotte area and someone who likes to go into the city on Saturday nights, I have one request. 

 

Please do not oversleep on your last day. Too many Ohioans wake up late and then drive recklessly trying to get home, or they hope to avoid the many hours of miserable traffic. This causes accidents and traffic jams on interstate 77 on Saturdays in Charlotte. 

 

Thank you and have a great day. 

 

This Ohioan is up at the crack of 4:15, AIS by 5:00am, coffee piping hot in thermos (you have to let it cool for an hour, so you can sip it for the next hour because we ain't stopping until we need gas 3.5 hrs from now) and on the road 🤘

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2 hours ago, ZipCat said:

 

This Ohioan is up at the crack of 4:15, AIS by 5:00am, coffee piping hot in thermos (you have to let it cool for an hour, so you can sip it for the next hour because we ain't stopping until we need gas 3.5 hrs from now) and on the road 🤘

Thanks for your diligent planning. 

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Charlotte has one of the worst highway systems of any major city. Note to Ohioans, it is worth the cost of the tolls to use the express lanes when traveling through on your way north or south.

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On 6/25/2024 at 3:57 PM, Hilltopper said:

Charlotte has one of the worst highway systems of any major city. Note to Ohioans, it is worth the cost of the tolls to use the express lanes when traveling through on your way north or south.

I-77 in Charlotte is a disaster. Even worse, there is no way to expand it. 

 

If you are traveling through Charlotte, make sure you use the toll roads and Waze. If Waze takes you around the cit via I-485, listen to the program and do it. 

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On 6/25/2024 at 2:26 AM, ZippyRulz said:

This Ohioan has never been to Hilton Head. You're welcome.

 

I rarely go. There are places just as nice with more to do closer to where I live if I  want to go to the beach. With that said, if you're in a position in life where you can vacation in the fall, I do like going to HH then. You can stay right at the beach for around $75 per night. The ocean is still warm in late September through October and it provides radiant heat.  It's very comfortable because it's warm and the humidity is lower. Most importantly, there is no crush of tourists. If golf is your theng, the courses are in fantastic shape in the fall. 

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On 6/28/2024 at 11:02 AM, GP1 said:

I rarely go. There are places just as nice with more to do closer to where I live if I  want to go to the beach. With that said, if you're in a position in life where you can vacation in the fall, I do like going to HH then. You can stay right at the beach for around $75 per night. The ocean is still warm in late September through October and it provides radiant heat.  It's very comfortable because it's warm and the humidity is lower. Most importantly, there is no crush of tourists. If golf is your theng, the courses are in fantastic shape in the fall. 

A few years ago I took a week in late September at the Outer Banks and had the beach to myself. One day there were only THREE others on the beach as far as eye could see. It was pretty fantastic.

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2 hours ago, Blue & Gold said:

A few years ago I took a week in late September at the Outer Banks and had the beach to myself. One day there were only THREE others on the beach as far as eye could see. It was pretty fantastic.

I've been in Hilton Head in January and have experienced the same thing. In fact, I've seen an extremely small amount of snow on the ground before. If you want to feel small, walk along the ocean without anyone around for a couple hundred yards. It provides perspective. 

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