We left our son and daughter-in-law’s house Wednesday a little after 11 AM and headed home to Florida. We didn’t get far before we ran into a delay as we were leaving Tuscaloosa. Just as we got onto US Highway 82, we found traffic at a standstill because a fire department ambulance had T-boned a pickup truck in the middle of an intersection. It was one of those big box-style ambulances on a truck chassis, and the entire front end was smashed in. I hope they had good airbags because if not, the people in the cab were definitely injured.
It took a good 20 or 30 minutes for traffic to get going again, but then it was an easy run down US Highway 82 to Montgomery. Then we got onto US Highway 231 and took it through Troy and Dothan. We made a pit stop at the welcome center when we crossed the state line into Florida, then changed drivers, and Terry drove the next two hours to Madison, Florida, where we grabbed a sandwich at Subway and then stopped at the Best Western Plus for the night. It’s a nice hotel and reasonably priced. I was going to write a blog but it had been a long day and I just didn’t have the oomph to do it.
We were up at 8 o’clock yesterday morning and on the road by about 9 after filling the truck’s gas tank and getting a quick breakfast at McDonald’s. Then it was an easy 3½ hour run on Interstate 10 and then Interstate 95 home to Edgewater, where we arrived about 1 PM.
We got the truck unloaded and things put away, and then our friend Jennifer came over to drop off our mail, which she had been collecting for us while we were gone. She had a couple of small boxes of things Terry had ordered and a big stack of regular mail. As we expected, there were three or four real things, and the rest was all junk mail that went into the recycle bin without bothering to open them.
Later on, I asked Terry if she wanted to go out and get something to eat or just have a simple dinner at home, and she opted for the latter, chicken quesadillas and chips because neither one of us felt like going out again.
Terry and I both have a huge backlog of e-mails that we need to work through, which will keep us busy most of today. We also have some laundry to catch up on, Terry needs to sort through our receipts from the trip, and I need to finish the last few chapters of my much-delayed Big Lake book.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
Thought For The Day – You are not a product of your circumstances, you are a product of your decisions.