It was still a bit dark at 6:48 am as we pulled out of camp and headed to I-35E southbound. Merging onto I-35E, I guess I wasn't going fast enough for the jerk behind me as he passed on the right and then cut me off a bit. My bride gripped the armrest! I was sure it will take a while for it to go back to it's original shape.
We merged onto the PGWB on immediately noticed we had to move over to the right. I guess the NTTA doesn't believe there are drivers out there that are not familiar with what lane goes where.....I turned on the right directional blinker and was pleasantly surprised to see the line to my right slow down to let us in. Onto the PGWB and just tried to keep up with traffic. Heading out of town was a dream compared to the traffic coming into town...backed up for what seemed miles.
At the US-75 ramp, we were again passed on the right and now I'm positive the armrest will have my Bride's grip imprinted in it for life. I'm sure the guy saved at least 4 or 5 seconds as he took the next exit and was stuck in a line of traffic.
I can't say we saved any time or encountered less traffic. We had to get onto I-30 and head west toward Dallas and then take the I-635 south to the next exit only to head east on I-20. The PGWB was about 6 miles longer in distance. The toll for our SUV and camper was $16.83.
I doubt we'll go that route again.
Thanks again to all who responded to my post.
Safe travels...see y'all at Green Eggs and Ham in March!
Edited by thetravelkids, 14 February 2018 - 04:21 PM.