As said, traffic was mighty heavy essentially the whole way to Clarksville. Some people must commute this distance every work day. At least it never came to a complete stop.
We got a room at the Baymont Hotel, off I-24.
We then drove around looking for a place to have a relaxing drink and perhaps engage in conversation with some locals. We found a place called Overtime nearby and pulled in for that cocktail. This is a sports bar and we saw East Carolina defeat Connecticut in a late season basketball game as well as part of the Blackhawks hockey game.
One guy in there was originally from Chicago and happy to see us in out Blackhawk gear. We talked with a guy from Charlotte, North Carolina, in town on business. he said he would be going to Panama City Beach next week on another business trip and we told him about the Driftwood Lodge where we had just spent 13 days. He liked the idea of a smaller mom and pop place and said he'd look into it.
Good Night's Sleep After a Long Drive. --RpadDog