Haven’t done that in a couple of years. I had bereavement time from the company, so I decided to take an extended time away. I brought Mom along, by proxy. She used to collect ET memorabilia, and she had a big stuffed teddy-bear-like one. I told her months ago that, after she was gone, I would take it with me on future excursions, so she’d always be with me.
So, the beginning and end of the trip were a bit aggravating, but the middle part was great.
Beginning: Got started late (left after 9 AM). The turnpike exit I wanted to get off at was a Sunpass only exit. So I had to go the extra forty-odd miles to Yeehaw Junction on the turnpike instead of backroading it.
End: Construction on I-75 at 9 at night made me pull of at a rest stop and take an hour-and-a-half nap. Didn’t get home until after midnight.
But just about everything in-between was marvelous. Weather was clear the whole way, and almost cool. Took over 1200 photos. Now the job of sorting through them. Such fun.
Here’s Google map links to show my approximate path each day:
I’ll share photos and such, but it’ll be a while. B/c, you know, 1200.