I'm here for any tips regarding this wedding trip we'll be on in about 6 weeks, leaving Port Charlotte in Florida to Greenville, SC. Google Maps has me on 75, around Atlanta, then NE to Greenville. I'll be driving north on a Friday and that route has me in the Atlanta area in the afternoon. To avoid Atlanta does anyone know if taking a route through Athens would be preferable? Although the estimated driving times on Google Maps are about the same, 9.5 hr staying on 75 and going around Atlanta, or diverting off 75 and taking 129 through Athens, the devil is in the details, meaning expert opinion may suggest one of those alternatives (or something else for that matter) as assuredly better than the other. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.