I hate 95 as well, especially this time of year before the potholes get fixed, which are more like tank-traps. The real coastal route: through nj on theGarden State pkwy, a real nice road. Get on the ferry at Cape May for Lewes, delaware... $25 last year a little over an hour ride a good rest-up.Route 113 to 13 gets you to Norfolk, then contunue 13 (pretty much of a 55 mph road) to 17 , right through to the jewel of the southeast coast: Ch-ch-charlestown!!! Go a little south of that gorgeous town, lay over in FOLLY BEACH, this time of year wonderful there. I have done it in 1 shot, on a 12 hour time. After Charleston, you pretty much have to take the 95 bullet, but the road is actually good in there to Jacksonville. Obviously, the evil side of 95 is NJ through Virginia. Once at the North Carolina border, 95 sweetens up-- but the coastal route is incomparably better, and Charleston is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Best regards ---james