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Old 10-26-2017, 04:10 PM   #21
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There's a long bayou bridge on I-10 in La that you'll need a kidney belt & stirrups going a cross it & be sure everything inside is lashed down good or it'll be in the floor. Fortunately there's a rest area half way across that you'll need to stop at til your eyes get refocused. I've been on carnival rides that didn't flop you around as bad as this stretch of road.
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Old 10-26-2017, 04:22 PM   #22
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There's a long bayou bridge on I-10 in La that you'll need a kidney belt & stirrups going a cross it & be sure everything inside is lashed down good or it'll be in the floor. Fortunately there's a rest area half way across that you'll need to stop at til your eyes get refocused. I've been on carnival rides that didn't flop you around as bad as this stretch of road.


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Old 10-26-2017, 04:31 PM   #23
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I-40 thru Arizona

And I thought I’d seen the worst of roads on I-5 and I-40 along with the painted desert road which caused a strip of wheel molding to pop out and will need repair. Will just bite the bullet and batten down the hatches I suppose.

My B-I-L has traveled this stretch numerous times recently and even suggested the route. Guess I know what he thinks of me now.
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Old 10-26-2017, 04:33 PM   #24
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When discussing In-Laws: it helps to remember this...

"Question: What is the difference between an In-Law; and an Outlaw?





Answer: Outlaws are wanted!"
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LOL Have to remember that one.
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I've got a million of them...

If I could just remember them...
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Old 10-26-2017, 05:18 PM   #27
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There's a long bayou bridge on I-10 in La that you'll need a kidney belt & stirrups going a cross it & be sure everything inside is lashed down good or it'll be in the floor. Fortunately there's a rest area half way across that you'll need to stop at til your eyes get refocused. I've been on carnival rides that didn't flop you around as bad as this stretch of road.
Love your description of this road. I will keep it in mind the next time I travel across some pretty bad stretches of highway in California, which are bad, but nothing like your above description. Again thanks for the great and colorful description. LOL
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There's a long bayou bridge on I-10 in La that you'll need a kidney belt & stirrups going a cross it & be sure everything inside is lashed down good or it'll be in the floor. Fortunately there's a rest area half way across that you'll need to stop at til your eyes get refocused. I've been on carnival rides that didn't flop you around as bad as this stretch of road.
Would that be the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge?
https://www.google.com/maps/@30.3432...!3m1!1e3?hl=en

Looks like quite the drive with or without the jarring...
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Would that be the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge?
https://www.google.com/maps/@30.3432...!3m1!1e3?hl=en

Looks like quite the drive with or without the jarring...
That be the one! That's 10-15-20 miles of whoopty-dos & uneven concrete joints. The 1st time we crossed it we had an '02 5er with the big fat tv mounted to a counter top with straps on the sides & back, when we stopped the tv was hanging by the power cord & cable coax with the counter top still attached, fortunately the tv ricocheted off the couch so it didn't break. The last time we crossed 2 years ago the fridge apparently bounced open/shut as there was a jar of strawberry jam broken on the floor.
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Just realized (thank goodness) we won’t be on I-10. We’re traveling on I-20 and will save that E Ticket ride for a later date perhaps.

Sounds like you had quite the adventure on that bayou crossing. Thanks for the warning.
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I-20 thru middle of Shreveport in sad condition. Will rattle your bones and patience. Would hate to see perimeter if worse than that.
Where’s my ibuprofen? DW driving now thru Mississippi.

So many casinos there. Where’s the heck are the tax $ going? Suppose fed gas tax should provide $ for that upkeep though.

Our interstate highways are in sad conditions especially so around the larger cities.
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I-20 thru middle of Shreveport in sad condition. Will rattle your bones and patience. Would hate to see perimeter if worse than that.
Where’s my ibuprofen? DW driving now thru Mississippi.

So many casinos there. Where’s the heck are the tax $ going? Suppose fed gas tax should provide $ for that upkeep though.

Our interstate highways are in sad conditions especially so around the larger cities.
The sad part is that seems you can't go 50 miles in any direction without running into construction, even in the middle of nowhere.
Speaking of construction, be very cautious driving thru El Paso, I-10 is under construction & there are places that will jar the teeth out of your head.
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The sad part is that seems you can't go 50 miles in any direction without running into construction, even in the middle of nowhere.
Speaking of construction, be very cautious driving thru El Paso, I-10 is under construction & there are places that will jar the teeth out of your head.
Guess this is gonna turn into I-10 thru Houston, always under construction.
One of the reasons we try to avoid interstates.
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