“Roughing It”

After Outward Bound and a week of orientation in Vera Cruz, I think “roughing it” has not been a big deal…LOL…


This is my route I took leaving yesterday at 4:15 AM:

How do you get to Mexico City from Delaware? Well…


US-13 N is just past US-13 S
– If you reach Old Furnace Rd you’ve gone a little too far
(go 5.18 miles)
6. Turn left onto SR-404.
– SR-404 is 0.2 miles past US-13-BR
– If you reach Newton Way you’ve gone about 0.3 miles too far
(go 2.14 miles)
7. Turn right onto Seashore Hwy/SR-404 (Crossing into Maryland). (go 6.09 miles)
8. Seashore Hwy/SR-404 becomes MD-404 W. (go 23.56 miles)
9. Take US-50 W.
– US-50 W is 0.4 miles past Owens Rd
(go 47 miles)
10. Take the I-95 N/I-495 N exit, EXIT 7B, toward Baltimore/Silver Spring. (go 0.45 miles)
11. Merge onto I-495 S/Capital Beltway/I-495 OUTERLOOP via the exit on the left toward Beltway (Crossing into Virginia). (go 29.66 miles)
12. Merge onto I-66 W. (go 64.74 miles)
13. Merge onto I-81 S via EXIT 1A on the left toward Roanoke (Crossing into Tennessee). (go 376.21 miles)
14. Merge onto I-40 W via EXIT 1B toward Knoxville. (go 53.46 miles)
15. Keep left to take I-75 S via EXIT 368 toward Chattanooga. (go 83.4 miles)
16. Merge onto I-24 W via EXIT 2 toward Chattanooga/I-59/Birmingham (Crossing into Georgia). (go 17.26 miles)
17. Merge onto I-59 S via EXIT 167 on the left toward Birmingham (Crossing into Alabama). (go 124.09 miles)
18. Merge onto I-459 S via EXIT 137 on the left toward Tuscaloosa/Montgomery. (go 33.14 miles)
19. Merge onto I-59 S via the exit on the left toward Tuscaloosa (Passing through Mississippi, then crossing into Louisiana). (go 289.96 miles)
20. Merge onto I-12 W via EXIT 1A toward Hammond. (go 84.94 miles)
21. Merge onto I-10 W via the exit on the left toward Baton Rouge (Crossing into Texas). (go 467.76 miles)
22. Merge onto I-35 S via EXIT 572 toward Laredo. (go 151.88 miles)
23. Take EXIT 2 toward Airport/US-59/Freer/Corpus Christi/Houston. (go 0.21 miles)
24. Stay straight to go onto Santa Ursula Ave. (go 0.1 miles)
25. Turn left onto US-59/Lloyd Bentsen Hwy/Lafayette St.
– US-59 is just past Baltimore St
– Burger King is on the corner
– If you reach Madison St you’ve gone a little too far
(go 0.08 miles)
26. Welcome to LAREDO, TX.
– Your destination is just past San Dario Ave
– If you reach San Eduardo Ave you’ve gone a little too far
(go 0 miles)
B) Laredo, TX US
>> TOTAL ESTIMATED TIME: 28 hours 58 minutes | DISTANCE: 1863.95 miles


And by midnight of Tuesday I arrived here in those directions –


Merge onto I-59 S via the exit on the left toward Tuscaloosa (Passing through Mississippi

Just under 1000 miles travelled, and I fell asleep – voluntarily – at a rest stop just across the border of Mississippi – and figured out how to shower, change, sleep (security is there so you can do so) and check my email free – since the day is going to be 102 degrees, I found the nearest pubic library, well, on my way and it is in New Orleans, so what the heck…:)

and then when it cools off I will be on my way again – I am learning some things about how to make a trip cheaper….and not necessarily uncomfortable….:) 

Since I made so many miles in one day, I feel I can make the trip to Mexico, safely, and making sure I am prepared – in 3 days….let’s see….:)  




About Harry Brake

Employee of Woodbridge High School, Library Media Specialist, Media crazy! :)
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1 Response to “Roughing It”

  1. Ron Brake says:

    Harry, I might be coming to see you soon in Mexico City, so maybe when you arrive and get settled
    you can see if there’s a person I can contact about getting employment. Let me know and talk to you soon! Brother Ron

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