Wednesday, June 8, 2016
From Florida to DC in Sixteen Hours
It's hard to believe we were in Florida yesterday morning and drove back to DC before midnight. We usually stop one night going down and coming back. But because the weather was perfect - after suffering two days from tropical storm Colin - we decided to do it all in one day. Once the sun starts to set it can be very pretty, and we definitely avoid a big traffic headache arriving later at night than any other time of the day. There were only a couple work crews that caused a bit of a delay past Richmond and as we got closer to the city. It would be impossible to resurface roads and repaint lines during the day around here! Also big the way we only stopped for a quick dinner in Lumberton, North Carolina and a couple times for gas and rest stops. It's probably not the best idea to drive almost 900 miles in one day. But as long as we are able to, and as long as we enjoy it, why not? This was the first trip we have taken since I retired in February. I still have this nagging sense in the back of my mind that I still need to go back to work! Luckily it passes quickly. Maybe we need to change when and how we take these trips from now on.