Back in Jax - 08/18/19
18 August 2019 | Jacksonville, Florida
Our alarm woke us up around 6:30 am. We got up and showered and dressed. Then headed to the lobby for breakfast. Mark made some waffles which he didn't care for. He changed to a toasted bagel. I had eggs and a toasted bagel. Then we packed up our bags and headed to the car. Mark drove most of the way today. We stopped a number of times so we could stretch our legs, pick up a coffee, fuel stops as well as meal stops. Most of our weather was sunny and hot, but we had a few times with showers. Thankfully, it didn't last long. The traffic was steady for a Sunday. It was backed up a long way around Charlotte. There were a couple of other places with accidents. This added to our long day on the road. Mark connected my phone to the car's system and paired the devices using Bluetooth. We were able to listen to some YouTube channels which passed the time more quickly. We kept seeing signs for Deer Crossing areas. We were surprised to actually see a large deer running on the side of the hiway as it headed up the hill in West Virginia. We drove south thru North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and finally, Florida. We arrived in Jacksonville around 8 pm. Took Hiway 295 around to the Dames Point Bridge where we could see our house across Mill Cove. It was raining lightly and already getting dark. I was really missing my house at this point. We drove over to Mark's brother's home. It was so good to see Jim & Deb. It feels like we have been away forever. Enjoyed our visit with them. We were exhausted from the drive. Thanks for the many emails, messages and phone calls. It is good to be back in Jacksonville!