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Bit of "southern states" help for a friend

Discussion in 'Non Disney Trips and Travels' started by Dawn, Jun 23, 2011.

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    Got a friend who's planning to drive from Florida up through Georgia to Tennessee and is looking for somewhere for an overnight stopover.

    Any suggestions? :unsure:

    Or anywhere to definitely avoid. :eek:
     
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    Do you know what cities she's travelling through or what highways she's taking?
     
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    Where in Tennessee is she headed?
     
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    There are some decent stops around Macon off of I75. Avoid staying too close to Atlanta. Valdosta is another Georgia stop that's not too bad.
     
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    Yeah, avoid Tennessee. ;)
     
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    I survived Tennessee :thumbsup:

    I rafted down the Ocoee river, with the Deliverance music going round in my head.:tongue:
     
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    I love Gatlinburg!!
     
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    Oh, it's a lovely state, I'm sure! I've only driven through (and had a REALLY odd experience once, which is where my comment comes from) so honestly have no dog in this show. :D
     
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    I stayed at a campsite near Ocoee and the bathrooms there had no doors on the cubicles. Instead they had a curtain you pulled across. We nicknamed them the "whistling toilets" because you had to whistle while you were in there so that people knew it was occupied. :point:
     
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    Whistle while you work?!? :jawdrop:
     
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    surely the curtain being pulled closed is a bit of a giveaway that the cubicle is in use :lol:
     
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    Ummmm...what if you can't whistle? :eek: (I can't)!
     
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    My comment exactly Tink.
     
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    If they're going from Florida to Tennessee, I'm assuming they're coming up I-75. Depending on where they're starting from and where in Tennessee they're going will determine to a large extent where they'll want to spend the night.

    For instance, my DW and I just drove home (about 40 miles north of Atlanta) yesterday from Port Canaveral. That trip took us about 9 hours.

    Also, from our home north of Atlanta to various locations in Tennessee looks something like this:
    • Gatlinburg: 3 to 4 hours depending on how much I push it.
    • Nashville: 4 to 5 hours. Again depending on how much I push.
    • Knoxville: about 3 to 4 hours depending on the route I take.
    • Memphis: around 8 hours. There's actually no very good way of getting there from North Georgia.

    So depending on where they're coming from and where they're going, will to a large extent determine where they should stop. Also, I wouldn't worry too much about stopping in Atlanta. We've got lots of hotels, restaurants, and things to do and see.

    Just don't try to drive through at the morning or evening rush hour times! :eek:

    Tom :)macwave:... y'all come back now, y'hear?)
     
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    Ohhh...just saw this one...hey Dawn, never did the Ocoee, how was it?
     

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