Drive Until the Map Turns Blue

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my first pic of the beach!

Starting out at 7:30, after my slight delay, the goal for the day was to drive until the map turns blue: I WANT TO SEE THE BEACH!!!  I made good time; stopping only once in the 10+ hour trip in Athens, Alabama for Chick-Fil-A and gas.  Traffic in Birmingham makes me a nervous wreck , it always has(I started college here, and the first time I drove on the Interstate¸ I saw two cars hit, bounce off each other and keep going).  Plus, there was construction, multiple zones.  But, I made it through okay.  I didn’t call OnStar for directions until South of Montgomery.  Just when I thought it had forgotten, it piped up to exit off the Interstate.

I drove along Gulf Shores Parkway, stopping at Burris Farm Market in Loxley for strawberry shortcake.  I got to the hotel, Courtyard by Marriott, without any problems; my room is on the third floor.  I called Mom to let her know I’d made it just fine, right at ten hours, which I figured.  THEN – I headed to the beach, the glorious white sand beaches of Gulf Shores.  Since it was late evening, I only stayed about an hour, but it accomplished my goal.  And, it was just long enough to fall in love with the Alabama Gulf Coast.

 

world-traveller123 says:
very well written, enjoyed it!
Posted on: Jun 10, 2010
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my first pic of the beach!
my first pic of the beach!
Starting out on a 10+ hour road tr…
Starting out on a 10+ hour road t…
36000 miles in just over 2 years
36000 miles in just over 2 years
the rest area coming into Alabama
the rest area coming into Alabama
mmm... Chick-fil-A
mmm... Chick-fil-A
traffic in BHam
traffic in B'Ham
I thought OnStar had forgotten me!
I thought OnStar had forgotten me!
strawberry shortcakemat
strawberry shortcakemat
my matchy-matchy Vera Bradley Peac…
my matchy-matchy Vera Bradley Pea…
thats what you get for a self-tim…
that's what you get for a self-ti…
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