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On a Road Trip to Florida - From DFW to PENSACOLA

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by ChevyFan, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    just packed up the traverse, and we're on our way to the beach is a Florida.

    actually we left earlier today, and right now we're outside of Alexandria Louisiana. got to spend the day tomorrow in New Orleans, and then off to the beaches of North Florida on Saturday.

    right now getting nearly 22 miles per gallon, averaging 75 miles per hour cruise control.

    We're headed here for a week.

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    Last edited: Jul 18, 2013
  2. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator 1000 Posts

    And you did not stop up in NNJ??? Bummer have a safe and fun trip... Post pics...
  3. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    Gonna visit Christopher (Crawdaddy) and Charlie (Phoebeisis) on your way through Nola?
  4. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    What's NNJ?

    Yeah, about that. We're on a very tight timeline on the way out there, going to visit my parents in their RV in Hammond tomorrow and then look around tomorrow and head to Florida on Saturday AM.
  5. Safe travels to you and enjoy your trip!
  6. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    Just going into Baton Rouge right now.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Not sure what's going on down on i10 but we got routed on lobdell Highway as an i10 incident alternative route.
  7. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator 1000 Posts

    nnj=North= jersey6 -`b`a`y!!
  8. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    The roads are pretty good down here actually. We drove i20 out of dfw into Shreveport (stopping in Marshall Texas for dinner) and stayed the night in Pineville LA at a really very nice hotel called the Country Inn and Suites. That is a 2.5 star hotel and is by far the best one of that caliber that I've ever stayed at.

    Right now we are stopped at the McDonald's on i10 between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. So far we have driven 514 miles and have used 24.2 gallons of gasoline so that makes (including the few times that we've speed for bathroom breaks, snacks and such) a total of 21.2 miles per gallon with an average speed of 53.2 miles per hour.

    I think we have half of the insects from the state of louisanna on the front facia and grill.
  9. McClintoc

    McClintoc Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    If your're going to Hammond, LA, be sure to say HI to some History's Swamp People!


    Catch a big gator (whooooooo!!) while you're there, too! :D
  10. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    actually went around Hammond. My folks are traveling around and they're staying in Hammond right now, and we met them in Downtown NO. We actually pulled into town and drove around looking for a place to park, they texted us where they were at and we drove there and met them.

    NOLA is a nice enough city, but not really my cup of tea. I'm a go camping and get away from it all type of guy, maybe when i was 21 I would have liked in down there.

    So, we're in Slidell, LA tonight and we'll be a short drive tomorrow AM to get to Pensacola.

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