Ride from Florida - January 6-8, 2017

These pictures were taken with my Fujifilm Finepix HS50 on the roads from Walt Disney World in Florida, back home to Amsterdam, New York, on January 6-8, 2017. Images are shown at a resolution of 800x600. Larger image formats for some images are available by clicking the links below each image.

January 6: Magic Kingdom Parking to Jacksonville, Florida

We left the Magic Kingdom parking lot before 6:30 PM. With traffic on I-4 a mess, we decided to avoid that. We left Disney on Western Way, and took Florida 429 north to Plymouth, a county road north to Florida 44, then Florida 44 to DeLand, Florida 15A (and a little County 15A) around DeLand to Florida 11. That took us to US 1 in Bunnell, then finally I-95 and the east bypass of Jacksonville. We arrived at our Comfort Suites at 9:30, just ahead of a thunderstorm.

January 7: Jacksonville, Florida, to I-81 near Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

While we were in Jacksonville, a significant winter storm was impacting the Carolinas and Virginia. It looked like I-95 would be a Bad Idea, so instead of the usual, we took I-26 to I-77. This worked very well, as the roads were mostly all cleared up and, for the most part, dry. The only small problem was an accident that closed I-77 for an exit near Union Grove, North Carolina. We were able to get around it on some state and county routes that, while not clear, were easily passable. We switched to I-81 in Virginia and continued north into the night. Dinner was in Christiansburg, and a gas stop was in Harrisonburg. The clock passed midnight as we were near Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. [43 Pictures from the Roads]

January 8: I-81 near Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, to Amsterdam, New York

The last 6 hours of the trip took us up I-81 to I-78, then north on I-287, to the Thruway. Just a quick gas stop in western New Jersey. The worst roads of the whole trip ended up being between Schenectady and Amsterdam on the Thruway in an early-morning squall. We pulled in at home around 5:45 AM.

terescoj+pics@teresco.org - Mon May 29 14:12:42 EDT 2017