Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Traffic Jams, "Stuck on the Island Again, Wracks

APRIL 26, 2015:

Decided to drive out to Tybee Island to check it out since I'd only been to it once and Liz never had.  This proved to be a mistake, with a perfect day at the beach weatherwise, evidently most everyone from miles around were going there.  The 12 miles took almost and hour and a half.

People there said this was not the usual case and that normally, this kind of a traffic jam only occurred on the 4th of July.

Then, just try to find a parking place either at the $2 an hour public parking or up and down the streets.  Wasn't happening.  As bad as it was on the way in, even worse attempting to leave.  At least coming in there were times we got all the way up to 10 mph.  Leaving it was mostly a parking lot.  It took us about 45 minutes to go 1/8 of a mile.

We backtracked back to the island and got a room.  As our buddy "MadDog" Adams would say, "Stuck On the Island Again."  We had a good time with lots and lots of stranded folks.

By the way, I read an article in a local paper about "wracks" which are mats of dead marsh grass which sometimes cause problems along the Savannah River.

--RoadDog

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