Actually, I believe it was a lot fewer miles to come home from Jacksonville via the Okefenokee Swamp, then diagonally across the state on Hwy 23, the Golden Isles Parkway. And certainly a whole lot more fun than driving back up that nasty I-75 between Macon and Valdosta, which is a screaming parade of heinously ugly billboards and orange barrels.
And I know that you are all glad that I took the day to humor my obsession with the written word, as displayed on roadside signs for all the world to see. (This is a long one, so settle in. Mouseover to control the slideshow.)