Montag, 11. Juni 2012

From Florida to Missouri (day 1 and 2)

On June 7 I leave at 5.30 am, before dawn. It rains a lot the first hours in Florida and Georgia, only around Atlanta the sun comes out. Today I make it across Georgia almost to Nashville (Tennessee) and stay overnight at the Old Stone Fort State Park (Manchester TN). The sites are dark in the dense woods, not so attractive, but I only want to shower and sleep early. Today I drove 640 miles in 12 hours (but I won one hour as I am in the Central Time zone).

By the way: I don't want to think about the gas expenses and I better won't mention them again. After 550 miles I payed $200 for gas. I had informed myself in advance at about areas with the most reasonable gas price and then picked out Walmarts with gas station in these areas along the interstate. With my Walmart prepaid card I get a 3c discount.

June 8: Today I take it a little slower. Start 6.30 am, I get across Tennessee and Kentucky to Missouri. Just before St. Louis I get stuck for 20 minutes in a traffic jam before a road construction zone with only one open lane, otherwise the drive is smooth. In Warrenton (MO) I spend an hour with my laptop in the library that I found on my GPS close to the interstate. I enjoy not only the Wifi but the air condition, because it is quite hot today (around 90 F). Than I go to the nearby Graham Cave State Park for the night.

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