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I-95

November 26, 2019

Thinking of heading south again…BUT…

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Interstate Highway 95 can best be described as speed and stupidity with no redeeming value whatsoever.

I recently decided to take a car trip to Georgia and Florida to both celebrate my wedding anniversary with my wife and to visit her aunt. We left our home early and proceeded into South Carolina on Interstate 26 in the pre-dawn hours of New Year’s Day. I’ve driven I-26 many times and I have found it distasteful but tolerable. This mullet highway is filled with pickup trucks, hard working locals and an even number of tourists from other states. It’s no picnic, but it is doable in the end.

When I took the off-ramp onto Interstate 95, the whole world changed. The relative calm that I had left behind in North Carolina was immediately lost in a blaze of 95 MPH traffic. The posted speed limit on this bizzaro world freeway is 70…

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  1. Francisco Bravo Cabrera permalink

    I have many memories of the I-95 in Miami-Dade County! And also of crossing many times the whole east coast from Miami to New York on the 95…it is a dangerous expressway and one where all the crazy people love to drive! Great post, and thanks for the memory! All the best from Spain

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