Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Long live decay: Scenes along Route 301 in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida


Route 301, running from Deleware to Florida,  is one of those old highways that has been around forever and used to be the main way of getting from point A to point B. Then along came the interstate, with its fast-moving uninterrupted lanes and easy-on, easy-off exit ramps. Old 301 is still around and has parts that are thriving quite well, thank you very much, but there are also good chunks of it that have seen better days, with its abandoned motels and dilapidated old signs of places once prosperous but now left to rot along the roadside. These are the stretches we like the most and we had a nice, but all too brief, drive along the part of it from South Carolina down to the Sunshine State. The dreary weather seem very apt. And rock on, Dr. Doug Stein...17,000 vasectomies is quite a record, no matter how you slice it.


Mod Betty / RetroRoadmap.com said...

You've got some great if sad captures there GJ - can you imagine how thriving that road would've looked if they were all well kept and open? I guess we're too late for that party. Safe travels and settling in!

Gunnar and Sherry said...

Thanks Beth. Yes, I do imagine what those places were like in their hey-day, and also having a reason to stay in a motel in such a lonesome place.

Bill said...

17,000 vasectomies! Does Dr. Stein walk with a limp?