Also forgot to mention passing a river between the Ohio line and Columbus going east called the Mad River. Bet there is a story there. Wonder if there is a Laid-Back or Calm River nearby?
FINALLY TO MARCH 20TH
The next day I found that the motel I had stayed at was just five or six miles away from US Highway 33, the one I wanted to drive as a change of pace from the usual I-70 to Cambridge then I-77 south through West Virginia.
Way back in the 1970s, we had driven it as a shortcut from Columbus to West Virginia on a trip to North Carolina and had not liked it. It was all two-lane twisting high hills driving and through every imaginable town with plenty of stoplights. We were not amused. Of course, now, this sort of a drive would be right on my favorites list. But definitely not back then.
It was so bad, I have never driven it again.
Now, however, it is mostly four lane and a lot of it limited access. Almost like driving an interstate. As a matter of fact, I imagine you could still drive a lot of Old 33 and I might do just that next time. Hopefully they will mark it Old 33.
One nice thing on today's drive, I started seeing green grass.
Can Spring Be Far Away? --RoadDog
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