Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 38 Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1510 times:
Up the Florida Turnpike to I-75, turn left at I-10 near Lake City, FL, and come on west. Not that it's a very exciting drive. Pretty much constant trees right up to the interstate throughout north and west Florida, more open and brackish the further west one comes. They'll pass through a tunnel that goes under Mobile Bay, and the casinos at Biloxi and Gulfport will pass nearby.
Hope he/she enjoys the drive, we've done it a few times.
Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
IFLYMCO From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 482 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1454 times:
Yeah, I will echo what the others have said....the drive is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Some family of mine DRIVES from IAH to DAB every few years (yes, crazy I know) and they arrive positively demoralized. (IAH to DAB is just an extension of MSY to MCO).
Copaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1448 times:
I've gone from MIA to MSY before. I enjoyed getting there, thats about it. I felt like I had the theme from "Deliverance" playing in my head the entire time through Alabama. But, it was worth it, and MSY is truly a gem of a city.
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6347 posts, RR: 50 Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1420 times:
Better yet, take Amtrak. $47 one way from MCO to MSY. The Sunset Limited train leaves MCO every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 1:45pm. On the return it leaves MSY on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 10:30PM. It's a nice ride, i've done it several times.
FlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1383 times:
Last week, I drove Houston to Naples, Fla. I have made said drive about a dozen times. I did it this time as a relative needed a car and a dog down in FLA plus I enjoy the scenery. Inside this drive lays rougly the stretch of MCO-MSY. Florida is quite a large state - the first 30 minutes of the panhandle look the same 7 times again. Enjoy!
StarCruiser From United States of America, joined May 2004, 301 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1363 times:
Depending upon how much time he wants to take for the trip, I would suggest hugging the coast after going through Mobile and on into Mississippi. At least drop down to old highway 90 from Pascagoula to Gulfport. That's a lovely area and the road is right next to the Gulf most of the way. Tell him he might want to work on his tan and grab some good local food. I went to graduate school in New Orleans and often made the trip to Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach and Destin with my friends. That took about five hours but we liked to stop and enjoy the scenery so it often took longer.