Rick, I agree with the 'Straight to Hartford on I-84. Remember to avoid the damned rush hour if you can, it's slow going around Hartford any time past 2:30. You guys headed to VT, NH, or Canada? Snow is the best in 10 years, and believe it or not, the frost heaves aren't so bad that you will need GPS to crawl out of them
Bring some good sunglasses, it is blinding at 85 mph on a white lake trail. Enjoy the time away, bring lots of cash, it has been waaaay too slow up here!
Try to not buy fuel in Conn, their prices are WAAAAAY above the 'genitalia of a Giraffe'
3.45 for diesel in NH and VT