The twelve-hour journey home, began at four AM, Memorial Day morning. Completed with only two stops for coffee, road food, fuel, and restrooms.
Most traffic headed north–away from resort areas. In this case it was good to go against the grain.
Fast food for breakfast, hasn’t improved–if anything, has gotten worse. Nothing like dry breakfast sandwiches washed down with scalding hot, boiler room coffee, and watered down orange juice.
The most unusual thing that happened? There were no traffic tie-ups in Nashville. That’s never happened before. Birmingham, AL, you’re slipping. When’s that road construction on the north side going to be done?
My birth state of Illinois–failed in my book. Mt. Vernon, IL has had construction on its stretch of I-57 for the last fifteen years, if not longer. State Route 15, over Richland Creek, in Belleville, IL was still torn-up, with only two of four lanes usable. The former Soviet Union had five-year plans, but this was ridiculous. Carbondale and Marion, IL–you were looking good–smooth sailing.
No more gripes. Home at last. Hope you had a happy and meaningful Memorial Day celebration.