I was relieved to discover that you can get from Bennington Vermont to northern NJ in 3 hours, not that I plan to make the drive.* It’s just that my characters would be moving to a new house at 2am if it was much further. These characters are odd, but in a Magical Realism sort of way, not a “Hey, let’s get up in the middle of the night and drive a moving van down a mountain” way.
*I have nothing against either state, but we** are talking about my book, not my vacation itinerary.
**Ok, technically we aren’t talking at all. It’s a figure of speech. Get over it.