Unless you have been hiding under a rock… Wow…that would have been an awful start to a post.
If you are planning on driving to Memphis to support the Pirates in the 2010 Autozone Liberty Bowl against the Arkansas Razorbacks, you had better pull out that road atlas that you got from AAA and start planning your route now.
Not only does traffic on New Year’s Day suck balls but the complications that the rock slide on I-40 in October has created make traveling from North Carolina to Tennessee a huge bitch. Luckily, one of our good Pirate buddies over at Boneyard Banter has posted the best way to get around this rock slide while avoiding a bunch of stupid people following their GPS navigation systems to the center of the rock slide.
Here are NashvillePirate’s direction to avoid all of these rock slide shenanigans:
For those driving from Greenville, I’d take 40W to W-S, 52 N to 77 into VA, then hit 81S towards Knoxville and pick up 40 again….that’s just my advice because I’ve made the trip 3 times for Pirate football since the rock slide. It’s not longer than 40 all the way.
You should listen to him because Google Maps agrees with him as well. If you have never been to Memphis, you are missing out. Set your plans right now to make it. The ECU Pirates need all hands on deck! See you there!
If you have made this trip before and know of any hot spots to stop for food along the way, post some locations (with the highway and exit numbers) so people won’t be forced to eat crappy Wendy’s the entire way to Memphis. I will start it out…