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Driving advice

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by SockPuppet, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    Fellow SJers:
    I'm faced with probably driving from Dallas to Columbia, Mo. a few weeks. I'm familiar with a Dallas-KC drive (straight up I-35) but it seems as though CoMo-Dallas is a big inconvenient.

    Mapquest suggests 75 N out of Dallas to 69 N to I-44 to 54 and then to 63. That's a lot of non Interstate. I'm considering I-35 N to I-44 but even the last part is Interstate. Taking I-70 to I-35 seems as though it's out of the way, time-wise.

    Any thoughts, suggestions ... prayers?
  2. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    On Google Maps, the direct (partly backroads) way to Columbia times out at 10 hours, 7 minutes. Dallas-KC-Columbia (all Interstate) times out at 10 hours, 20 minutes. It's pretty close either way.
  3. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Beautiful country in them parts.
  4. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Stay between the lines.
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Text while doing so.
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Keep it on the oil.
  7. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    It's not the one with the fastest car, it's who refuses to lose.
  8. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    Driving advice? Get a GPS and just follow where it says to go.
  9. Smokey33

    Smokey33 Member

    I'd take the shorter route. It's about 100 miles shorter to take US 75 to US 69 to I-44. I've driven a lot of those roads and they're all pretty good roads. A lot of them are as good as interstate or at least close enough given you're saving 100 miles.
  10. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

  11. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    This is the easiest. The other way will be more scenic but also has a good stretch of two-lane, specifically from Springfield to Columbia (about 3 hours).
  12. jlee

    jlee Well-Known Member

    Don't rush your backswing.
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