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We were fortunate enough to go to Florida over spring break and we drove straight through on the way home. An arduous drive, but not without its delights; chief amongst which were some great family time and seeing a previously unviewed region of our Country.
While streaming north through Nashville, the seventy mile per hour traffic suddenly hit a parking lot, as I-65 North was confoundingly congested due to the hardening of that great, four lane artery down to a single lane. We quickly opted for "the road less travelled"; I-24 West through northwestern Kentucky and southern Illinois. Despite our GPS' incessant scolding for ignoring her instructions, it proved to be a great decision.