2017 marked the first full calendar year of the Take The Highway website.
Over the course of the year, readership has grown over 4-fold from January to November. Thanks to everyone who has read, commented, shared, and interacted with us on
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Continue reading 2017 Year in Review
What do we all know about the Florida “Move Over Law?”
When you see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road helping a car, what do you do? Keep driving? Make room? Not even really think about it?
Continue reading 10 Facts on Florida’s “Move Over Law”
The city of
Dallas is Texas’ third largest city, and the largest city in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
It’s the basis for the television show Downtown Dallas at dusk. Drumguy8800 [ GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons Dallas. I still remember the opening where the plane flew over Texas Stadium with the hole in the roof and the Dallas Cowboys font in the endzone.
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This is the second part of a two-part series. The first part can be read here.
After a good night’s sleep at the Howard Johnson’s in Tallahassee, we took off at about 9:30 in the morning.
Continue reading The Dallas Trip — Part 2 — Tallahassee to Dallas
In October of 2016, we embarked on our first major road trip since the start of
Take The Highway.
We visited some friends in Dallas and had planned to do so since the summer. Do we fly there? Drive there? Take Amtrak there?
We crunched numbers and decided driving was the way to go. We rented a vehicle, which I will review later in the article.
Continue reading The Dallas Trip — Part 1 — Tampa to Tallahassee
Not long after entering Alabama on Interstate 10 is the
City of Mobile, a port city of almost 200,000. Right after mile marker 35 is a long bridge crossing Mobile Bay. Signs warn trucks carrying potential hazardous material to exit at Government Street, then take the Cochrane-Africatown Bridge three miles upstream.
Also a good idea in the event of an accident in the tunnel.
Otherwise, the tunnel awaits…
Continue reading The George Wallace Tunnel
The second and final article, the first being Fleeing Irma.
First, some good news: We heard early Monday morning that there was no hurricane damage in the neighborhood. Just a lot of tree limbs.
Continue reading Getting Back to Florida Post Irma
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It was Saturday morning, September 9th. By MODIS image captured by NASA’s Aqua satellite (EOSDIS Worldview) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
My early morning agenda included looking for gas, making a pot of coffee, taking video of every room of the house, then putting up boards.
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State Road 17 is known as Scenic Highway, an interesting showcase of Florida. Some ‘Old Florida’ remains.
(Want more ‘Old Florida?’
Before the widening of
US Highway 27 in Polk and Highlands County, 27 took a different route. As a two-lane road, it wound through the hills, lakes, and orange groves of the area.
The new highway configuration left behind the center of several small towns as the new highway passed just to the west.
Continue reading Scenic Highway — Florida State Road 17