[Northkeep] Routes To Gulf
miriz01 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 08:23:46 PST 2012
I think it was perhaps becuase we were in a brand new car and not paying
too much attention to speed limits, but one year I sware Cat and I managed
to make it down to Hattisburg in less than 10 hours...and actually had
to pay extra money because we arrived before our pre-reg time. We took I40
to Little Rock and then turned south and picked up I20 in Transylavania,
LA. That is generally the route I have taken since then when I get to go.
I've never managed to make it less than 12 hours again, but it is still
pretty fast. We took the Memphis route one year and it took like 16 hours
because we got stuck in horrible traffic. Amadeo and I got crazy lost
trying to go the Shreveport route the year we were only going down for the
weekend because Yahoo Maps was all wrong, but maybe if you have coherent
directions it could be good.
who really wants to not have any major life events spoiling her Gulf War
next year...(Bar Mitzvah, schmarMitzvah... Maybe Avi was right... should
have said forget it to the party and left for Gulf after the ceremony!)
On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 8:40 AM, <montega at gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree with Adalia. Not only is it easier, there's more to see and do. We
> decided a few years ago that we would incorporate doing other vacation type
> things on the way there (or back) so that it would be gas and money well
> spent. Got to do some cool things the last few years. (also if you are in
> to that Diners Drive-Ins and Dives show there are some of the places from
> the show on the route)
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Feb 28, 2012, at 8:21 AM, Adalia <adalia.nyx at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Our first year, we did the trek down through Louisiana and immediately
> > swore never to do THAT again.
> > Now, we usually do the over to Memphis and down. While technically some
> > miles longer was actually considerably shorter on time due to higher
> > travelling speeds.
> > On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 7:45 AM, Kenneth Smith <ulfarnfinnson at yahoo.com
> >> The route we take is down to Paris to Mt. Pleasant then down towards
> >> Marshal and we stop in Waskom for the night since its where my mom lives
> >> and just about half way to site and then the next morning I 20. Not bad
> >> trip.
> >> Sir Ulf Arnfinnson CSS LXXIX
> >> From: "Niewoehner, Hugh" <Hugh.Niewoehner at flightsafety.com>
> >> To: "valstarr_hawkwind at yahoo.com" <valstarr_hawkwind at yahoo.com>; "
> >> northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org" <northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org>
> >> Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 7:20 AM
> >> Subject: Re: [Northkeep] Routes To Gulf
> >> I-40 east from Little Rock to Memphis is the boring-ist stretch of road
> >> the central U.S. The bad part is when you enter the Memphis environs.
> >> Traffic is bad, there is always construction issues, etc.
> >> Done it a number of times to GW & Atlanta and really don't care for it.
> >> Also done the route that comes out of Vicksburg and over to Pine Bluff.
> >> Again fairly boring through the river bottoms and they really ought to
> >> the Speed Limit but I think it's a better route than 40 through Memphis.
> >> What about Paris-Texarkana-Shreveport? Much of the Texarkana-Shreveport
> >> segment is four laned.
> >> Damon
> >> CC:
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