Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler - Winter 2011 travel blog

under the Spanish Moss

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on the bayou


Apparently nearly everyone who lives in Atlanta is still on vacation. We zoomed through the middle of the city past the skyscrapers having the road pretty much to ourselves. But the fact that we generally had six to eight lanes to choose from was an indication that this is usually not the case. One of the many things we love about the GPS is the good advice it gives in big cities about which lane to be in for the next development. When you are sixty feet long, last minute lane changes can be a challenge. As we drove out into the countryside, the police presence became more and more visible. Even though we were off the expressway by 2pm, it seemed the local fuzz was out early and well prepared to maintain order during the festivities that lie ahead tonight.

The route to our ultimate destination in FL would have taken us right past The Magic Kingdom. This is not the right time of year to be anywhere near Orlando if your schedule is the least bit flexible. So we headed toward Savannah and will take I-95 the rest of the way south, avoiding WWW and the cross FL tollway that charges large vehicles like us $.50 every fifteen miles and fifteen minutes. After three days of driving we've had enough and just might spend the first day of the new year hunkered down in Savannah under the Spanish Moss in a peaceful campground that isn't very full. It's unlikely we'll find many empty spots once we do get to Florida. The sun is out and it's warm enough to be outside without a jacket. We've escaped winter once again.

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