As I mentioned, we’re headed to Orlando for Christmas later this week. (!!!)
My mom emailed me and suggested that we look at going an alternate route. Normally, we take I-75 all the way to the Florida Turnpike, but apparently a gas truck ran into a bridge on the Turnpike a few weeks ago, and all but one lane each direction are closed. Since we anticipate the traffic to be really heavy due to Christmas, we immediately saw the wisdom of my mom’s advice.
There are several alternate routes, but the one that appealed to us the most is going over to Savannah, GA and then getting on I-95 and heading south to Orlando. We love the city of Savannah! Of course, this is going out of our way and will make our trip much longer. So, we also decided to stay the night in Savannah to break up the trip a bit. We found a nice hotel somewhat near the historic district of Savannah so we could spend the morning there before having to head south to Florida. I booked the hotel room tonight. I’m excited!
(We briefly considered camping, then realized that the cats would be with us. And 2 adults + 1 baby + 2 cats in a small tent is probably not ideal. Not to mention that it’s probably cold there.)
I have a lot to do in the next two days, including taking the cats to the vet, renewing my license plate on my car (they expire on my birthday), and wrapping all the presents. Oh and laundry and packing. Fun, fun. :-)