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Is That Lynyrd Skynyrd I Hear

After uneventful crossing of Georgia and a stressful by-passing of Atlanta we finally reached the Alabama line, much to our combined relief. If the traffic on the I-285 Bypass around Atlanta was any indication I shudder to think what the traffic going through Atlanta would have been like.

Going through Montgomery, Alabama wasn't much better than going around Atlanta. The difference was it didn't take as long. In Montgomery we left I-85 and picked up I-65 heading towards Mobile. This stretch was not quite as mind numbing as the ride across Georgia and it was shorter. We didn't have to go all the way to Mobile. We exited at a point almost directly north of Pensacola and it was local highway from there on in.


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wolfgirl569 wrote on July 28, 2015, 10:04 AM

I prefer local highways over the interstates. They are so much calmer and more relaxed to drive

JohnRoberts wrote on July 28, 2015, 10:08 AM

Aren't you the Freebird. I was just in Montgomery and the traffic there is a breeze. it's such a small city. If you think Atlanta or Montgomery are traffic rough, you couldn't handle LA.

CoralLevang wrote on July 28, 2015, 10:31 AM

Good thing you weren't driving into Boston!! emoticon :winking:

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 28, 2015, 5:00 PM

I promise you, I would never go to LA of my own free will. Heavy traffic to me is having to wait at the stop sign for Old MacDonald to go by in his old pickup truck.

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 28, 2015, 5:04 PM

I've driven in Boston and Hartford (voted the worst city to drive in ever). I'm just not used to it anymore.

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 28, 2015, 5:04 PM

Amen! but when you're in a hurry to get there, Interstates become a must.

wolfgirl569 wrote on July 28, 2015, 6:48 PM

Only if you dont hit a tie up caused by a wreck or just extremely heavy traffic. Coming home from Columbus on a strecth that is supposed to be 65 we were only able to go about 35. If I had known a way around I could have gotten home faster lol

FourWalls wrote on July 28, 2015, 7:57 PM

It sure wasn't Neil Young because "a southern man don't need him around, anyhow!" emoticon :grin: I'm enjoying your road trip reports!

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 28, 2015, 8:02 PM

That's what I like about knowing how to read a map and use a GPS; you can find your way around problems like that. Still, if you've got a l o n g way to go the interstate is a must.

JohnRoberts wrote on July 28, 2015, 8:05 PM

I am an LA native. It isn't an bad as people think it is especially when I have found other cities as bad or worse.

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 28, 2015, 8:06 PM

For a Canadian, Mr. Young sure liked to write songs trashing things about America.

FourWalls wrote on July 28, 2015, 8:27 PM

Tell me about it! My late comedian friend, Tim Wilson, used to do a bit about him: impersonating him, he'd sing, "Why did we go to war, what are we fighting for?" then say, "'We'? Hell, you're Canadian!" emoticon :grin:

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 28, 2015, 10:03 PM

I used to drive in Hartford and it was voted the worst city in America to drive in.

wolfgirl569 wrote on July 28, 2015, 11:05 PM

We were near downtown Columbus Ohio at the time and my Mom is no good at maps lol. Once I got to the state highway we were moving good again.

Paulie wrote on July 29, 2015, 12:02 AM

I have never driven around Atlanta or into Alabama. I remember it being hectic when I was taking the bypass around Chicago years ago.

ViperGirl85 wrote on July 29, 2015, 12:18 AM

Welp, I have Sweet Home Alabama stuck in my head now lol. I hope the trip was a good one!