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Old 09-22-2017, 08:41 AM
 
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I don't think there's an Amtrak route from Chicago to Miami ... at least not without transferring somewhere like DC.
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Well, the decision is between her and her husband. Not her, her husband, and a bunch of nosey CD posters. She simply asked for a route. Not commentary.
I think "commentary" is about 3/4ths of the posts on CD. Interestingly, the TOS supports this, including statements like this:

"If you disagree with something, say so, but explain WHY"

I stand by ny opinion, and it's smart advice. I'm relatively sure there are a bunch of people who would agree - with my opinion AND my purpose for suggesting it.

Signed, somebody who has a husband who has had TWO detached retinas.
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Old 09-22-2017, 10:02 AM
 
Location: southwest TN
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If you go through Nashville, there will be mountains. I use the Memphis airport specifically because I am petrified of heights (don't ask about flying) and am doubly stressed just getting to the Nashville airport (we are in SW TN, halfway between those 2 cities.


If you head south out of Michigan, due south, until you get to route 20, that will take you south of the big mountains. I think the route through Memphis is I-55.
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Old 09-24-2017, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Take Amtrak, transfer in New York.
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Old 09-24-2017, 01:13 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Take I-75 to Cincinnati, then I-71 to Louisville, then I-65 to Nashville, then I-24 to Chattanooga, then I-75 to Florida.
I-24 approaching Chattanooga reaches 1899 ft.

https://www.flattestroute.com/?from=...mentMode=miles

Try this route, which does not exceed 1100 ft

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Ann+...25.7616798!3e0
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Old 09-24-2017, 07:22 PM
 
Location: State of Denial
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I-94 to Gary
I-65 to Nashville
I-24 to Chattanooga
I-75 to the Florida Turnpike
Florida Turnpike to Miami.


If I figure this correctly, there is no spot on this route that's over 1800' altitude. I can't imagine 200' would make that much of a difference.
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:38 AM
 
Location: southwest TN
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But why risk his vision? It isn't as if a person can just get some new eyes if the height causes a problem.

Nashville is in the mountains - it's actually considered the plateau - which means it isn't on flat/relatively flat land.

There IS a simple way - just follow the Mississippi until I-20 and go east, south of all the mountains.

Oh, and for the person who says take Amtrak east, you are kidding, right? You think there's no mountains in Pennsylvania? or Ohio?

OP asked about a driving route, not a train route, not a bus route.

I have lost my hearing. I have had some serious issues with my eyes requiring 3 surgeries and now looking at another 2 each. If my doctor said to keep out of mountains, regardless of how high, I'd take a rowboat down the Mississippi before I risked a mountain of 1800 feet just to keep below some arbitrary number of 2200.

OP, let us know how your cruise works out for you.
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Old 09-25-2017, 07:43 AM
 
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Take Amtrak, transfer in New York.
I'm guessing someone from California isn't really familiar with the topography between Michigan and New York.
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Old 09-25-2017, 01:50 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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I-94 to Gary
I-65 to Nashville
I-24 to Chattanooga
I-75 to the Florida Turnpike
Florida Turnpike to Miami.


If I figure this correctly, there is no spot on this route that's over 1800' altitude. I can't imagine 200' would make that much of a difference.
The town of Monteagle TN is on I-24 NW of Chattanooga. Its elevation is 1923 ft. That's a 20% increase over the 1600' limit advised by doctor.

This from Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monteagle%2C_Tennessee:
"Monteagle is famous for the treacherous stretch of Interstate 24 that passes through the town. It is here that the highway passes over what is colloquially referred to as "The Monteagle" or "Monteagle Mountain", a section of the southern Cumberland Plateau which is a major landmark on the road between Chattanooga and Nashville. The interstate regularly shuts down in inclement weather, routing traffic onto U.S. Route 41."
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:58 AM
 
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To be absolutely, positively under 1800 feet take 55 to 12 to 10 to 75. It is way out of the way but you can't buy new eyes.
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