So far outside the box you can't even see the box from here.
Monday, September 14, 2015
The things we do
First the good news. Dad's making huge improvements and will be coming home later today. Thanks for all your prayers.
A bit more about our trip southward. We did hit some amazing storms. In NY is was raining so hard I totally missed my exit and all the signs before it. There's a great NY diner off the highway that we always stop at. Good thing my lovely wife as able to figure out that I missed it and navigated us to it on back roads. While taking a break at the diner I realized how beat I was from all that high stress driving. During dinner we figured out that finding a hotel for the night was all for the best.
While it was the right thing to do, I didn't want to do it. In general, hotel prices tend to get a bit more reasonable further south. Land taxes up north are so high they have little choice but to charge a lot. It also cost an additional $50 for the dog. As expensive as the room was, it beat dying in a crash on the highway.
The next day I took advantage of a pretty decent weather window and drove pretty much straight through to central Florida. My lovely wife did some of the driving so I got to nap now and then.
This photo is after about 1500 miles in the road.
This trip I saw both Rt 95 and Rt. 75 completely blocked by wrecked tractor trailer trucks. The one on 95 was burning with big plumes of acrid smoke. On 75 in Florida a rig got caught in the heavy winds from the thunderstorms and was blow right off the road. It landed sideways in the median strip. Impressive.
The good news is that even heavily loaded, the little car ran well. We are packed for a whole variety of contingencies.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.