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Getting On The Road Again

Tomorrow the missus and I begin our road trip to visit our son down in Pensacola. By the time we arrived we will have traveled in five states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Google Earth says the trip is a shade under 800 miles and will take nearly twelve driving hours. That does not take into account potty stops, gas stops, and a stop for lunch.

K and I plan to alternate every three hours of driving time, more-or-less, so one can rest while the other one drives. I will use my rest time to work on my next book, as I have been neglecting it something fierce over the last week.

Our original plan was to fly down, but our son wanted us to bring down some of the computer equipment he left behind with us. He says he doesn't trust it to the shipping companies. And since we were driving, there were a few other things he decided he wanted us to bring as well.

The only sad part is we cannot take Ace and Ginger with us this time. Our friend, who is also a professional pet sitter, will be looking in on them several times a day while we are out.

Everything is packed and there are only a few things we are waiting until the last minute to put in the truck. We plan to get up before the sun and be on the road just as the sun comes up.

In preparation for our getting on the road again in the morning, I'll leave you with this song:

Image Credit » by skeeze

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Sailorchronos wrote on July 26, 2015, 9:36 PM

Have a good trip, be safe!

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 26, 2015, 9:44 PM

Thanks. We're looking forward to seeing the Gulf of Mexico for the first time.

wolfgirl569 wrote on July 26, 2015, 9:57 PM

Have a safe trip and be sure to enjoy the scenery as you go also

Paulie wrote on July 26, 2015, 11:02 PM

With both you and your wife driving, you should be able to make the trip in one day if you leave at dawn. I used to make one day trips like that when I travelled from the Baltimore area to my folks farm in Southeastern Wisconsin. Unfortunately, I did all of the driving by myself. Will you be posting while you are on your trip?

bestwriter wrote on July 27, 2015, 12:29 AM

Wow!! May be you can also do some sightseeing if you have not already done it. Drive safe.

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 27, 2015, 8:44 AM

Truth be told there's not much to see along our route. It's mostly flat and bordered by trees.

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 27, 2015, 8:48 AM

I'll be posting along the route, while K takes her turn at the wheel thanks to the miracle of my smartphone hot spot and ubiquitous cell tower coverage along the highway.

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 27, 2015, 8:50 AM

We hope to see some if the sights in Pensacola as this is our first visit there.

RuthCox wrote on July 27, 2015, 10:11 AM

Enjoy your trip and travel safely! I will be leaving the Florida Panhandle in the morning, headed north to Ohio. I'm looking forward to the destination but not the nearly 1000 mile drive.

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 27, 2015, 10:32 AM

Drive safe. I hope the trip goes smoothly.

wolfgirl569 wrote on July 27, 2015, 11:54 AM

Then watch for deer as they like those areas

cheri wrote on July 29, 2015, 1:13 AM

I know that you had a wonderful trip.