We drove to visit friends in Mississippi last week. We always drive rather than fly and it’s really not a bad trip to make. There are absolutely no tolls, unlike our jaunts to Maine where it gets a little costly.
The trip takes a total of 16 1/2 hours and we break it up in two days. Some scenes from the road are what I’m sharing here today.
Atlanta, Georgia. One of the few photos I took on the way there. This is one of my favorite cities to drive past because it feels as if you’re driving right through it.
Heading home – Alabama in the early morning on Rte. 65 N, coming up on the bridge that spans the Mobile River.
A friend told me once that the locals call it the Dolly Parton Bridge.
“My biggest wish is for a new toy just like Bella has.”
I’m sure he was thinking that.
Sunrise in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Later that morning, it began to pour. It rained buckets for what seemed like hours and then it tapered off when we hit Richmond.
You can see the top of old Main Street Station along I-95 in Richmond.
A better photo is here.
When we drive, my husband is in charge of the music. I can put on whatever I want, but it’s easier to just let him do his thing. He likes finding local radio stations and all I can say is that it’s a good thing that we have similar tastes.
There is nothing worse than getting in an argument in a car on a long road trip.Well, of course there are worse things, but you get my drift.
On the trip home, we listened to classic rock which is something I rarely ever do. Out od sheer boredom, I made a list of some of the music I listened to from state to state as we headed north for home.
Radar Love – Golden Earring; Skateaway – Dire Straits; Freebird – Lynyrd Skynyrd; Peaceful Easy Feeling – Eagles; Landslide – Fleetwood Mac; Cumberland Blues – The Grateful Dead; Fortunate Fool – Jack Johnson; Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash; In My Life – The Beatles; My Sharona – The Knack.
We also really like listening to ‘Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me’ on NPR.
Not that you really needed to know all this information.
Finally, we come to Baltimore, Maryland and we’re nearly home.
Unfortunately, right after I took this photo we got stuck in a massive traffic jam on I-95. We ventured off after about a half hour where we travelled a single mile, taking Rte. 40 only to get a few miles down that road when we got stuck in more traffic due to the highway being flooded. Someone told us about a back route to get around the flooding and that saved us even more waiting.
For the record, I’d like to state that George is the best dog ever when it comes to travelling.
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