The Almost Roadtrip
Some of the pictures from part of a trip
All right. This trip is complicated. I drove from St. Augustine to Chicago in May of 2007. But remember from other pages on this site, my roadtrip compadre Margot and I got stranded in Alabama. So here are a few pictures that I took on the trip from Somewhere, Alabama, to Chicago. But they only consist of pictures from around Huntsville, AL, to the Ohio River at the Kentucky/Illinois state line. So please enjoy them, even though they are small in number. The picture you see above you is of I-65 NB in extreme northern Alabama.
|Welcome to Tennessee, everybody! I-65 NB.||Neat! This is the 14th picture I took that day. It's also exit 14. And also, it is US 64, which runs through.... you guessed it: Muskogee, Oklahoma.|
|NASCAR driver Sterling Marlin is from Columbia! Cool!||One day to be I-840?|
|Well, it was pretty hot out this day, so a cool spring would probably have been nice.||We're pretty much in Nashville now. Nearing I-65 and I-440.|
|A glimpse of the Nashville skyline as we hook up with I-40.||Just so you can see some Nashville traffic.|
I guess this can be considered downtown? It's pretty much as downtown as these interstates get.
|West I-40 and North I-65 shields.||One last look back at Nashville.|
|Oh boy! I-24 is about to come to the rescue!||Back in Alabama, we were at the southern terminus of US 431 in Dothan.|
|I-24 splits left to Clarksville.||The mountains are fading into bluffs. See, the interstates can cut through them now.|
|A rather rural-looking I-24 WB.||An I-24 shield. Just because.|
|Another I-24 shield. But this time it has some scenery around it. Not much, but at least some.||Ooh, I think this is a pretty picture. Well, about as pretty as it gets from the windshield of a moving vehicle.|
|A bad picture, but I'll put it up anyway. Cadiz is pronounced "K-dizz." Heh heh.||Holy nuggets! It got really dark really quickly! There was a pretty nasty storm just ahead that kinda scared me for a few minutes when I drove through it.|
|Business Loop I-24 is just ahead. Which means we are near Paducah.||And after soaking ourselves in Kentucky, we are about to cross the Ohio River into the great state of Illinois.|
Yep, that's it. I was really thinking hard about where to put these pictures, so I put them in this "Almost Roadtrip" category. Anyway.