Road Trip to SW Florida: Day 3
by, 01-05-2013 at 06:02 PM (401 Views)
Sorry it has taken me a few days to get to this post. We just got internet at our new place, so I had been unable to get online.
Day 3 started early in the morning. We got up and hit the road at 4am Eastern Time, which felt like 3 to us Midwesterners. To avoid Atlanta traffic we had to be through the city before 6:30 came. We made it to Atlanta around 6 and drove through an amazing cityscape for 10 minutes until we got to a southern suburb. Our first stop was to eat, get gas and more caffeine. Coffee was one of our best friends on the trip. A quick cat nap in a hotel parking lot about an hour later and we were on our way.
Our second stop was more exciting. It was a foggy and rainy day in southern Georgia, but we had to stop in Ashburn to see the World’s Largest Peanut. It sat just off the freeway, but had a long driveway so that visitors could check it out.
After Ashburn we pressed on towards Gainesville, but it was still raining when we got there, so we got gas and food and decided to head for our final destination. Four hours later, I rolled down my windows, put on some sunglasses and took the last exit towards our new home.
We arrived around 5 at night, exhausted and ready for some sleep. We found a few things we had to take care of immediately (notably a beeping smoke detector) and called it an early night.
We have spent the last few days unpacking and getting the necessary items to make the home feel more like ours.
I will be heading to the complex for rehab and a workout on Monday morning. It will be nice to get back at it outside and see some familiar faces.
I hope everyone is staying warm and wearing purple and gold tonight!
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