There is a stretch of US301 above Ocala, Florida and I-10 that is known as Ticket alley. Some folk from here take the long way around just to avoid it. I remember counting the speed limit signs once and it averaged one about every mile or two. The main towns along the alley are: Hawthorne, Waldo, Starke and Lawtey.
(The warnings are on bill board size signs!)
We have friends who have gotten tickets in Waldo. We have never been stopped, mainly because I am not a fast driver. If you spend about 4 years on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where the max speed limit is 25, you learn to drive slower. LOL. So I am not by nature a fast driver.
I like that part of our travels because it is good country and really is enjoyable. US301 was to Florida, what US-66 was to the USA, many years ago. I like the drive and I never fuss at a sign that says ‘SPEED LIMITS STRICKLY ENFORCED’, when you get a ticket there you ain’t paying attention. Some folk consider those speed traps, I cannot do that when the speed limits are posted. The main problem is from years ago when I think they were actually speed traps. Now they are ‘Strictly Enforced’. That should tell you something.
Anyway I like the drive and we will take that route. I think Sherry, who has commented on the Shipslog, lives in that area. We will blow the horn in Lawtey and yell hello Sherry, as we pass thru.
Every year this is sort of a bitter sweet experience leaving, Florida has been our home for a few years. We were residents of Key West for a few years and then Tavares, besides all the winters we have spent in the Sunshine State.
But winter is past, and we head north to follow spring. See you in South Carolina.
Let me tell you about my doctor:
Another guy told the doctor that he thought he was a deck of cards. The doctor simply said, "Go sit over there. I'll deal with you later."
When I told my doctor I broke my leg in two places, He told me to stop going to those places.
You know, doctors can be so frustrating. You wait a month and a half for an appointment, Then he says ,"I wish you had come to me sooner."
Me with the MG Hill climber
Shil and Sherry trying to decide which to get me for Christmas!!!