Now that I’ve finally returned from my grand adventure from Mississippi, I want to point out something very, very important.
Alabama is like a time warp when you drive through it.
I don’t mean that you warp back in time- I mean that time mysteriously slows down.
Both on the trip there and back, getting out of Alabama- both times- took forever, and I have no clue why.
The trip basically goes along I10, which runs all the way to Texas.
Once I hit Florida and drove along I10 on the way down to Mississippi, I had absolutely no problem- three or so hours went by in the blink of an eye. The trip back was similar.
Until I got back into Alabama and hit Mobile.
Somehow, the journey crawled to a halt. Today, an accident caused a traffic jam in Mobile, which led me to sit there for half an hour while the accident cleared up.
The accidents are no wonder, either, with the way the idiots out there drive.
I will say something about driving on the Interstate- it’s largely a game of switching lanes to get past slow moving vehicles. Yes, folks, you heard it here first- I, the great speed limit abider, am complaining about the slow drivers on the Interstate.
Well, what do you expect? The speed limit is 70 mph, which is pretty fast, don’t you think? If someone’s going below that, then yeah, I’m going to pass them. It’s that simple. I wasn’t breaking any laws, just going the speed limit. Yeesh!
Anyway, Mississippi confuses you, Alabama takes you through a time warp, but Florida’s just fine. I have no idea why that is. Florida’s roads work well, to be sure.
If you come to the South, be prepared to deal with idiot drivers- they’re literally everywhere. These include but are not limited to people who
-don’t use turn signals
-ride on your bumper when they could easily pass you
-people who break the speed limit by 30 or so miles per hour
-people who pull out in front of you for no apparent reason, even though you’re obviously coming down the road and have the right of way
and many more cases that I’ve not documented here.
Just be careful driving in the South, that’s all.
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