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Old 02-09-2006, 09:46 AM   #1
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This summer July 2006, I would like to take the grand girls (10&6) up to Louisville KY, actually a town just south "Shepherdsville". The following is the route that GS trip planner and Yahoo says to follow from Jacksonville, FL and back just reverse it...

I-95
Turn West on I-10
Turn North on I-75
North on I-475
North on I-75
West on I-24
North on I-65

I will be pulling the 33m Citation TT (9000lbs) with the 2003/3500 Dodge listed in the signature.

1-Is this the best way?
2-I do not want to drive more than 6 hours/300 miles a day, are there any recommendation on where to stay just overnight or for a day?
3-What are must-sees along this route?
4-What should I be aware of along the way? Mountains/bad roads/steep grades/etc...?
5-Any other recommendations?
6- In "Shepherdsville" is there a recommendation for a campground?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
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Old 02-09-2006, 09:46 AM   #2
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This summer July 2006, I would like to take the grand girls (10&6) up to Louisville KY, actually a town just south "Shepherdsville". The following is the route that GS trip planner and Yahoo says to follow from Jacksonville, FL and back just reverse it...

I-95
Turn West on I-10
Turn North on I-75
North on I-475
North on I-75
West on I-24
North on I-65

I will be pulling the 33m Citation TT (9000lbs) with the 2003/3500 Dodge listed in the signature.

1-Is this the best way?
2-I do not want to drive more than 6 hours/300 miles a day, are there any recommendation on where to stay just overnight or for a day?
3-What are must-sees along this route?
4-What should I be aware of along the way? Mountains/bad roads/steep grades/etc...?
5-Any other recommendations?
6- In "Shepherdsville" is there a recommendation for a campground?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
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Old 02-09-2006, 02:06 PM   #3
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Your route is the fastest certainly. Only suggestion is that you try to get through Atlanta between 10Am and 2PM to avoid traffic problems. Straight through and stay off I-285. Don't be doing a lot of lane changes and keep your eyes open. Try to run with the traffic. Slow traffic here is a bigger hazard that those guys running over the limit.

MOnteagle is a pretty good pull on I-24 just outside of Chattanooga, but should do OK. Be careful and keep speed down on the return trip down. The little ones are too precious to get smashed up on the runaway ramps
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A really nice campground is Louiville South KOA which is in Shepardsville off Exit 117. You might want to see the Aquarium in Chattanooga,TN and Mammoth Cave in KY. There is Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louiville has all the Amusement your grandgirls could stand!!
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Old 02-13-2006, 05:17 AM   #5
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Thanks for the input. The caves & six flags are on the list.
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Old 03-03-2006, 04:27 PM   #6
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If you like staying in State Parks? High Fall SP just south of Atlanta (exit 198), and Old Stone Fort SP in Manchester TN. (exit 110). They would split your trip into 250 mile legs. We have stayed in both, they are nice parks. Both are just of the interstate.
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Old 03-03-2006, 07:57 PM   #7
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Another possibility for an overnight (or two) is Tobesofkee Recreation Area off of I-475 at exit 5. (GPS: 32.84125N x 83.78433W) Also, there are several Corps of Engineer parks in the Nolin Lake area about 20 miles west of I-65 up in Kentucky that you might find interesting.
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this may be to late
but
if your coming from jax and going to end up on I-65.
tkae I-10 west to marianna, catch hwy 231 North through dothan and ozark alabama
at montgomery take hwy 271 north to I-85 south to I-65 through montgomery, pick up I-65 north
that way you can avoid atlanta and hwy 231 has several campgrounds along the way

231 moves pretty quick
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