Ah, what I miss by always insisting on taking Airline.
Hi Glenn, I know. The interstate is like another world, when you're on it. sp
I-10 in New Orleans is so scary! I'm with Glenn, and always take Airline.
Hi Marguerite, No matter how many lanes they build, or how logical they try to make the signs, the drivers are still so unpredictable. You've got all personality types headed in the same general direction, which we can handle pretty well on the surface streets, but add the speed, plus a few individuals with a death wish, and there's trouble. sp
Ah traffic...but even in a picture of it, there's grass, trees, and a nice white bird.
Hi Ellen, Thanks, I thought it was much more peaceful in the picture than it actually is when you're driving on it. love, sp
I hate I-10. You're right they drive crazy up there. I try to stay on the ground as much as possible.
Dear bc, Thanks, I like to stay down even if it takes a little longer... most of the time. sp
I thought I was the only (strange) person afraid to travel the SE Louisiana Interstates. I was not aware there was a whole subculture of ground crawlers all around me. I am not alone!
Hi Glenn, The fear is only one of the factors. I could get to work faster by getting on I-10 every day, but I prefer the beautiful scenery on my little slow and bumpy way. Little kids on the sidewalks, that sort of thing. Besides, everyone who is in a big rush doesn't really want to get where they are going, at least not in the morning-time rush hour. sp
No Glenn, you are not alone. I am a ground crawler as well. Made the mistake of getting on I-10 yesterday...sat in traffic for 1 hr 15 mins. From St.Bernard to Canal exit.
That's just it, you're trapped up there. I have a phobia about being trapped, not necessarily just in a small space like classic claustrophobia, but also in a situation. There are much better ways to spend time. sp
I've driven I-10 from San Antonio to Los Angeles. The stretch that runs across southern Louisiana -- mile after mile of elevated interstate -- has to be one of the most uniques stretches of road in the world. All told, it runs from Santa Monica to Jacksonville.Trust me on this one: You haven't seen an open stretch of road until you driven 10 across West Texas, southern New Mexico, and south-central Arizona.
@K: The stretch of I-10 across Southern and Southwestern Louisiana is truly outstanding (think of the Atchafalaya Basin). It's the other, shorter stress - oops, I mean, "stretch" - (from New Orleans to Baton Rouge) that'll triple your insurance costs and drive you to daily doses of Prozac.
I'd hit the Prozac well Baton Rouge!It's interesting, though: As a left coaster, I'm all about freeways -- how to negotiate them, what stretches to take at what times of day, the best places to get off and on (again, depending on the time of day), the optimal times to go to work and to leave work...It's a way of life so ingrained that I don't trust shortcuts that avoid them!A drive from Seattle to New Orleans involves four instructions:1. Take Interstate 5S 950 miles south to Los Angeles.2. Turn left at Interstate 10E.3. Drive 1900 miles east.4. Take the Canal St. exit.
That's great! And I thought the edges of the world were Kenner and Slidell. sp