Here I am on the southern edge of Shreveport. Again, signs of civilization. I think this is on the I-220 by-pass from I-49 to I-20. Before this was built (again, back in my college days), we would take the Industrial Loop. I'm not sure if the by-pass really saves any time, but at least you don't have to stop and wait at a lot of lights. Of course, that's usually the point where we grabbed something to eat and some gas.