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sandeagle98
11th September 2008, 09:19 PM
Here's mine:

Friday 7am fly out of Des Moines, Iowa to Chicago, IL. Fly out of Chicago at 10am, land in ATL at 1245p. Leave airport and drive directly to Brooklet, GA. Arrive around 5pm and start painting inside of sister-in-law's house. Paint until I start to fall asleep. At that point head into the Boro and stop by WalMart for food supplies for tailgate.

Saturday 8am wake up, prep food for tailgate and pack truck. Leave house by 10am to head toward stadium. 1030 ish relax and enjoy only day of the week I have been looking forward to.

What's your's look like????

ButlerGSU
11th September 2008, 09:21 PM
It takes me about 5 minutes to get to where we tailgate, although I pass Paulson on the way ;-)

eagle_97
11th September 2008, 10:49 PM
Starting in Macon:

Merge onto I-16 E/GA-404 E. 116 mi

Take the US-301/US-25 exit, EXIT 116, toward STATESBORO/CLAXTON. 0.5 mi

Turn LEFT onto US-301 N/US-25 N/GA-73 N. 9.2 mi

Turn RIGHT onto US-301 BYP S/GA-73 BYP S/VETERANS MEMORIAL PKWY. 1.3 mi

Turn LEFT onto LANIER DR. 0.8 mi

End at Paulson Stadium, Lanier Dr Statesboro, GA 30458

Estimated Time: 2 hours Estimated Distance: 127.8 miles

EaglesDare
12th September 2008, 08:21 AM
I-16 to 301. About 50 minutes tops.

KJ Eagle
12th September 2008, 08:22 AM
3 1/2 to 4 hours depending on cops and traffic getting out of Atlanta.

Booster EYES
12th September 2008, 08:28 AM
From the house, one hour and twenty minutes in average traffic.

iamtall
12th September 2008, 08:46 AM
3 hours from Marietta, depending on whether or not the guys in Dublin are sitting on top of the bridges ruining my commute.

GSC75
12th September 2008, 09:04 AM
'bout an hour and a half - depends on the # of "rest" stops...

1peatfor7
12th September 2008, 09:18 AM
Gameday's are a lot easier than Friday or Sunday.

Typically wake up around 7 a.m. regardless of game time.
Pack up the cars and trailer grill with tables, tents, chairs, etc.
Drive from Sylvania to Statesboro.
Stop off and pick up ice and beer.

Speaking of ice is there anywhere in town that has the $1 ice machine like the one Parker's used to have? Apparently they didn't pay their lease so Parker's kicked them out.

iamtall
12th September 2008, 09:39 AM
There is one of those machines way over on 25/80 by the Pizza Inn, but that is pretty far away unless you are coming from the Waynesboro direction. I suggest the Fast and Easy on Lanier next to Turtles. We buy the keg ice bags for $2.50 and they are huge. I don't know the weight but they get the job done and then some.

Blueandwhitefightfight
12th September 2008, 09:50 AM
I just started my new job. It's looking like it's gonna be a 4 1/2 hour drive from Blakely to the Boro.

Blakely -> Albany -> Cordele -> Macon -> The Boro

1peatfor7
12th September 2008, 09:56 AM
There is one of those machines way over on 25/80 by the Pizza Inn, but that is pretty far away unless you are coming from the Waynesboro direction. I suggest the Fast and Easy on Lanier next to Turtles. We buy the keg ice bags for $2.50 and they are huge. I don't know the weight but they get the job done and then some.

Thanks for the info!! The Fast and Eazy wasn't open as early as we get to games. We passed it on the way in and it was closed. Does the Fast and Eazy II have those same large keg ice bags and are they open earlier?

loyaleagle
12th September 2008, 10:05 AM
From the house, one hour and twenty minutes in average traffic.

What she said, only a different house.

blueballs
12th September 2008, 10:29 AM
From Longwood, FL... about 240 miles this evening- depending on if we stop and meet Baldy and EG2 at Skippers, Mudcat Charlies, or Sapelo Station on the way- to my Isle of Wight house; then 70 miles to my parking spot at Paulson tomorrow afternoon.

gsumarine
12th September 2008, 10:57 AM
20 minute helo ride from Fallujah to Taqaddum Airbase and then a C-130 flight to Ali Al Saleem Airbase in Kuwait and then a commercial flight flight from Kuwaiti International Airport to Leipzig and then Leipzig to Hartsfield. And then hit I-75 to I-16 to Paulson Stadium. At least that is what I dream about on Friday nights!

loyaleagle
12th September 2008, 12:22 PM
20 minute helo ride from Fallujah to Taqaddum Airbase and then a C-130 flight to Ali Al Saleem Airbase in Kuwait and then a commercial flight flight from Kuwaiti International Airport to Leipzig and then Leipzig to Hartsfield. And then hit I-75 to I-16 to Paulson Stadium. At least that is what I dream about on Friday nights!

I think you should take a weekend off and come join us, I'll provide a ticket (to the game that is). Thank you again for being over there for us. Stay safe.

Eaglebilly
12th September 2008, 12:29 PM
From home in Augusta to the Stadium is about 1.5 hrs... that's the fun part it's the 1.5 hours back than can be really long with the night games.

GSC75
12th September 2008, 12:42 PM
From home in Augusta to the Stadium is about 1.5 hrs... that's the fun part it's the 1.5 hours back than can be really long with the night games.

amen - I-16 after 10 pm is where every deer in SE Georgia likes to hang out....

GSUNCSU
12th September 2008, 12:45 PM
20 minute helo ride from Fallujah to Taqaddum Airbase and then a C-130 flight to Ali Al Saleem Airbase in Kuwait and then a commercial flight flight from Kuwaiti International Airport to Leipzig and then Leipzig to Hartsfield. And then hit I-75 to I-16 to Paulson Stadium. At least that is what I dream about on Friday nights!

You could swim the Euphrates, through the Strait of Hormuz (give Iran the Finger on the way through), come through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean (see above for France, Lybia and a few others), across the Atlantic, we'll arrange pickup on Tybee and get you to the game (and oh yea, bring the game ball with you!)... Just a weekends work for a Marine...

EagleSC
12th September 2008, 12:49 PM
35-45 minute drive from my apartment to LAX.
3 hour and 58 minute flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta.
Usually around a 90 minute layover in Atlanta.
37 minute flight from Atlanta to Savannah.
35 minute drive from Savannah to Paulson Stadium.

35 minute drive from my parents house to SAV.
42 minute flight from Savannah to Atlanta.
Usually around a 90 minute layover in Atlanta.
4 hour 52 minute flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles.
30 minute drive from LAX to my apartment.

GSC75
12th September 2008, 12:55 PM
You could swim the Euphrates, through the Strait of Hormuz (give Iran the Finger on the way through), come through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean (see above for France, Lybia and a few others), across the Atlantic, we'll arrange pickup on Tybee and get you to the game (and oh yea, bring the game ball with you!)... Just a weekends work for a Marine...


hey if you can get within say 100 miles of tybee I can get the Coast Guard to pick you up....I know a few guys in the "knee-deep navy".

ITEagle
12th September 2008, 12:55 PM
bout 7 minutes down old register, hang a right on the bypass, go one redlight and turn left :)

GSC75
12th September 2008, 01:06 PM
bout 7 minutes down old register, hang a right on the bypass, go one redlight and turn left :)

I hate you.....

Dave.
12th September 2008, 01:22 PM
bout 7 minutes down old register, hang a right on the bypass, go one redlight and turn left :)

Same for me except turning in at the RAC to park there.

ITEagle
12th September 2008, 02:52 PM
I hate you.....

haha i can feel the love!!! i live maybe a 1/4 mile past the old Bill's Place (now silver creek saloon) in a little subdivision called "southern comfort" imagine that!

eagleskins
12th September 2008, 03:26 PM
From Folly Beach, 2 hours 15 minutes. I've got it down to a science. Now that 17 is expanding to 4 lanes in the near future, I will be able to crack it in under 2 hours.

GSC75
12th September 2008, 04:12 PM
17 thru Beaufort / Colleton County? Not if they leave the speed limit at 50....

eaglebean
12th September 2008, 05:39 PM
Leave the neighborhood and hit GA-204 (Abercorn Extension), go west. Take Old River Road to I-16, then to 67 and into the 'boro. About 45 minutes.

The car ought to be able to drive it by itself by now.

jhbeagle
12th September 2008, 05:43 PM
5 mins. tops!!!

Eaglegus2
12th September 2008, 06:53 PM
Get in truck on Wheeler Road..........travel .6 miles to US 84.......turn right and go 7 miles to downtown Ludowici...........take right on US 301..........21 miles to Glennville.....continue....15 miles North on US 301 to Claxton...........drive fast as you go past the Claxton Poultry Plant.........the smell is aweful............continue on US 301 for 25 miles..........turn right on US 301 by-pass to Paulson Stadium.........total of 68 miles.........drive time...........about 55 minutes........on a slow day.

gapeach1991
12th September 2008, 06:56 PM
I just started my new job. It's looking like it's gonna be a 4 1/2 hour drive from Blakely to the Boro.

Blakely -> Albany -> Cordele -> Macon -> The Boro

How far is it from Blakely to Albany?

I have a job in Albany and just went to a Progress Meeting yesterday. I usually take 121 to Cobbtown then 152 to Lyons & get on 280 to Cordele then 300 to Albany. Made the trip over from Metter in 3 hours with one quick stop in Cordele. It's a better route to me than traveling on 75 just for the sake of being on the interstate. Especially with the construction going on.

gapeach1991
12th September 2008, 07:00 PM
haha i can feel the love!!! i live maybe a 1/4 mile past the old Bill's Place (now silver creek saloon) in a little subdivision called "southern comfort" imagine that!

From our place in the sticks the opposite direction it takes us about 12 minutes to the Stadium.

EaglesDare
12th September 2008, 07:57 PM
20 minute helo ride from Fallujah to Taqaddum Airbase and then a C-130 flight to Ali Al Saleem Airbase in Kuwait and then a commercial flight flight from Kuwaiti International Airport to Leipzig and then Leipzig to Hartsfield. And then hit I-75 to I-16 to Paulson Stadium. At least that is what I dream about on Friday nights!

You win hands down. I would like to express my heart felt appreciation for your sacrifice to preserve our freedom. I promise the Red Flag Gang will drink a salute to you tomorrow at our tailgate. When you return, you have a standing invitation to be our guest for a free meal and your choice of beverages.

trueeagle98
12th September 2008, 08:02 PM
This Saturday go to Pub in Charleston at 7am watch Man. U. get Liverpool's arse. head out to Total Wine pick up supplies after match. leave Charleston about 10:30am and pick up friend in Guyton, hopefully hit the bookstore, then to the stadium. Tailgating at 1pm.

Claydus
12th September 2008, 08:38 PM
Alpharetta, Ga to Statesboro, Ga - 235 Miles

GA400 -> I-285 East
I-285 East -> I-675 South
I-675 South -> I-75 South
I-75 South -> I-16 East
I-16 East -> 301 North
301 North -> 301 Bypass
301 Bypass -> Lanier Drive
Lanier Drive -> Paulson Stadium

Eagle22
12th September 2008, 09:28 PM
I just started my new job. It's looking like it's gonna be a 4 1/2 hour drive from Blakely to the Boro.

Blakely -> Albany -> Cordele -> Macon -> The Boro

Unless you drive to Macon to smell the pulp mill or to pick someone up, you need to cut across on GA96 .... you will save at least 1 hour on your drive.

On I-75, before you get to Warner Robins, you'll see exits for GA96. It goes all the way to (and beyond) I-16. If you get a little more adventurous, there is another road (GA 358) which is a little shortcut off of GA96, which will head into I-16 as well. That will save you another 5 minutes.

gsuone
13th September 2008, 06:54 AM
My commute is very long..........about a seven minute drive off the bypass on pulaski hwy near bulloch acadamy

gaforrest
14th September 2008, 08:42 PM
Hook camper up and pack on Friday nights. Get up around 6AM and drive over to me pa-in-laws and pick him up. Drive from Fitzgerald to RAC, set-up and beer in hand = 3 hrs max...

mrklean
14th September 2008, 09:11 PM
2.75 hours, from Stockbridge, GA. I do watch out for the ticket writers errrrrrrrrr cops in Dublin. Last year I got a 400.00 speeding ticket. I also know a woman whom I work with who got a 800.00 speeding ticket.

Dave.
14th September 2008, 09:13 PM
I got one of those once. I was 19 over on 16.

iamtall
14th September 2008, 10:07 PM
It is almost a requirement to be a GSU fan to get pulled over in Dublin. This guy gave me advice at my first ever party at Southern

1. It's OK not to drink at parties. But it is fun.
2. Always get tested the next day...
3. Don't speed in Dublin.


My ticket was 88 in a 70 and it amounts to $255.

gsumarine
14th September 2008, 11:55 PM
I don't remember Dublin being so bad, but I'll always remember not to speed through Candler county. Coming back from a rugby game at the Univ of Alabama in 1995 I got hit for 86 in a 65 just past Metter and owed $365.00.

Eaglegus2
15th September 2008, 07:25 AM
It is almost a requirement to be a GSU fan to get pulled over in Dublin. This guy gave me advice at my first ever party at Southern

1. It's OK not to drink at parties. But it is fun.
2. Always get tested the next day...
3. Don't speed in Dublin.


My ticket was 88 in a 70 and it amounts to $255.


I do believe there have been lots of GSU fans caught speeding in Laurens County on I-16.

KJ Eagle
15th September 2008, 07:31 AM
I got one about 6 or so years ago doing 90 in a 70 running late heading to the Appy game. Got pulled over just past exit 111. Five more miles and I would have been on 301 and been home free. It was $485. :(

Bleu
15th September 2008, 09:25 AM
From Heritage Lane in Simpsonville (Greenville) SC:

Take a right from Heritage Lane onto Highway 14 South to Bethel Rd.
Right onto Bethel Rd then take a right onto Bridges Rd.
Bridges Road to I-385
I-385 South to I-26.
I-26 South to exit 54 Hwy 72 to Clinton (South Carolinians pronounc it 'Clinnon' fwiw)
Hwy 72 the take a right onto Hwy 56.
Hwy 56 to Hwy 39 through Chappells to Saluda.
In Saluda get on 121 to Johnston.
After passing through Johnston take a left on Hwy 191 to Eureka.
In Eureka take a left onto Hwy 19 to I-20.
I-20 West to Hwy 25 South towards North Augusta.
Take a left off Hwy 25 onto Hwy 126 South.
Turn right off Hwy 126 onto Hwy 1 South.
Hwy 1 to I-520 (Bobby Jones Expressway)
Get off I-520 onto Doug Barnard Parkway (spur Hwy 56 South)
Follow spur Hwy 56 (turning right at airport) back to Hwy 56 (South).
Follow Hwy 56 South to Waynesboro.
In Waynesboro Take the 25 bypass (south).
Follow 25 to Millen, Hopeulikeit and into Statesboro on the Erk Russell Parkway. (As I pass the sign that reads ER Parkway I always say out loud "Thanks Coach")
In the 'boro take a right onto the 25 bypass.
Follow bypass across Hwy 301 taking a left onto Akins Boulevard.
Akins Boulevard then a right onto Malecki Drive.
Malecki Drive to Paulson taking a right on aisle L.
Go 4 spots to L31.
Get out of vehicle and be thankful for another day at Paulson.

Roughly 206 miles (give or take) and 3.5 to 3.75 hours.

1peatfor7
15th September 2008, 09:26 AM
On the way to a game in the 2000 season I got pulled over in Chandler county, 86 in a 70 (I was going 95 so I wasn't going to argue) and it was a $385 ticket. I also got a verbal warning about my license plate cover, because it covered up the expiration date. This was a state trooper. I am guessing he knocked it down a few miles since I had a clean record.

Ever since that ticket I've slowed down and don't drive more than 10 miles over the limit. It still is the only speeding ticket I've received in nearly 20 years of driving.

GSCBBA1987
15th September 2008, 09:29 AM
what exactly happened to speeding tickets. i got a few in the mid 80's for $45. then they were in the $100-$200 range but all of a sudden there is the $400 - $ 800 versions.

they are the only things that have gone up more than gasoline and natural gas!

HAIL SOUTHERN!
15th September 2008, 10:08 AM
Cops have to pay for fancy light bars and F.I.N.D. units of Yukons and Chargers now. A crown vic with a little light dome isn't good enough anymore.

1peatfor7
15th September 2008, 10:10 AM
For some counties it's a great source of revenue. Where else is Metter/Chandler county going to get money from? Tax revenue apparently doesn't cut it. Same for Dublin.

It really depends on where you get caught. I've known people in the metro Atlanta area get tickets for 30 over and it was in the $180-$200 range. Whereas I get one for 16 over and it was nearly $400.

KJ Eagle
15th September 2008, 10:14 AM
For some counties it's a great source of revenue. Where else is Metter/Chandler county going to get money from? Tax revenue apparently doesn't cut it. Same for Dublin.

It really depends on where you get caught. I've known people in the metro Atlanta area get tickets for 30 over and it was in the $180-$200 range. Whereas I get one for 16 over and it was nearly $400.


I heard that when it is a State Patrol that pulls you over that you are paying for both the SP and the Sherriff of the county. They both get their's so it hikes it up higher.

BoroNative
15th September 2008, 10:49 AM
Burkhalter to Joe Hodges Hill
67 to the By-pass
Bypass to Akins
Akins to Malecki
Malecki to Row I
Row I to space 137

Travel time approx. 15 min.
:D

NCEagleMan05
15th September 2008, 11:02 AM
It is almost a requirement to be a GSU fan to get pulled over in Dublin. This guy gave me advice at my first ever party at Southern

1. It's OK not to drink at parties. But it is fun.
2. Always get tested the next day...
3. Don't speed in Dublin.


My ticket was 88 in a 70 and it amounts to $255.

I told someone this after my 92 in a 70. I told a friend of mine who had decided to come to Southern for school, whatever she did, do not speed in Dublin. About 2 monthes later, I get a random call from her. Guess where she got pulled over? LOL! BTW, my ticket was $450.

HAIL SOUTHERN!
15th September 2008, 11:54 AM
I never got pulled in Laurens county, but I did get popped for going 87 through Treutlen county. $199.50.

PrinterEagle
15th September 2008, 12:48 PM
Didn't Erk get pulled on I-16 in Dublin on his way to interview for the job?

yankeeeagle
15th September 2008, 01:27 PM
4 to 5 hours from Flowery Branch.

I-985, I-85, I-285, I-675, I-75 and I-16.

5 hours if I drive 55 and 4 hours if gas is cheap.

Eaglegus2
15th September 2008, 01:54 PM
4 to 5 hours from Flowery Branch.

I-985, I-85, I-285, I-675, I-75 and I-16.

5 hours if I drive 55 and 4 hours if gas is cheap.

You plan on coming by to visit anytime?

We would like to see you this Saturday.

Hometown Eagle
15th September 2008, 04:15 PM
I'm another one that some of you will not like...if I catch the traffic lights it is no more than a 10 minute drive to Paulson!!!

sandeagle98
15th September 2008, 04:18 PM
I'm another one that some of you will not like...if I catch the traffic lights it is no more than a 10 minute drive to Paulson!!!

I'm hoping this is the case for us next season. We plan on moving back down by next summer. Somewhere in the Brooklet school district.

McEagle
15th September 2008, 05:24 PM
Friday from edneyville nc to waynesboro ga. 200 miles 3 3/4 hrs. Saturday waynesboro to statesboro 1hr 52 miles.

Joseph
15th September 2008, 05:57 PM
1 hr from doorstep to doorstep!

Island Eagle
16th September 2008, 10:36 AM
I never got pulled in Laurens county, but I did get popped for going 87 through Treutlen county. $199.50.

Same here, I seem to see more there then Dublin.

GSC75
16th September 2008, 10:47 AM
GSU coed, friend's daughter, was on I-16 and got a huge ticket for violating the "move over law' - started out at like $800...he's a fed leo, so got it squashed...but still....

sandeagle98
16th September 2008, 11:23 PM
820am flight out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa to St. Louis, Missouri.
1145am flight out of St. Louis, Missouri to ATL.
1 hour drive to house in Loganville.
530pm head over to youngest son's football practice.
Hopefully leave the house by 730pm for 3.25 hour ride to Statesboro.
Wake up at some point Saturday morning and make 15 minute drive over to stadium.

Eagle01
17th September 2008, 09:31 AM
Drive 5 minutes to the union, take the bus to the stadium.

ITEagle
17th September 2008, 12:02 PM
being from dublin....i can vouch for the "don't speed in laurens county"