Posting from 210 in the Comfort Inn, Greenville, AL (exit 130 on I-65). Over the course of my life, I've now driven all of I-85 (Petersburg, VA to Montgomery, AL). Scott McClintock and I are on our way to Austin, driving the 4runner, towing the Matrix on a uhaul "auto transporter".
We took some pictures en route, one of the giant peach in Gaffney, SC, and then of a dilapidated old southern house immediately behind a modern gas station just South of Atlanta. Shocking news of the day: we hit construction related traffic in Atlanta. But because of Scott's quick map reading, we took the last available exit and detoured on some back country GA roads.
The last 45 minutes of the trip tonight were accompanied by Boston (the album) by Boston (the band). Fantastic road trip music! We were singing along at the top of our lungs, which helped us to stay awake, in addition to generally making us appear very like unto actual Rock Stars. In other music news, when crossing the GA/AL state line, of course we played "Sweet Home Alabama," by Lynyrd Skynyrd, followed by "Sweet Home Al," by B.A.M.A.
Tomorrow morning we'll depart ~6am for an afternoon arrival time in Austin, TX.