The Journey to Florida and Now Back To Home, Day 22. ~ By Tom ~
Hello everyone. January 7th, Saturday and day 22 of our journey back home. After a couple hours sleep in the Flying J parking lot along side several other travelers it was time to get back on the road. We filled our coffee cups and we were off. I’d say about 8 inches of snow had fallen through the night so once on the highway we pulled in behind a tractor trailer doing 40 miles per hour and kept followed slipping and sliding to keep Daisy between the snow banks. That truck driver was an awesome person to follow. He didn’t let anyone push him. It was sad though to see so many people in a hurry passing and then coming upon them a ways further up off to the side buried in a pile of snow with a crinkled fender and I’m sure bruised egos. We maintained our slow but steady pace until around Buffalo when the roadways cleared up and we were able to accelerate and maintain the speed limit right on into Rochester, surprisingly wide awake.
What a journey, wow, what a haul! We left DeSoto State Park Friday, January 6th around 10 a.m. and arrived home Saturday, January 7th at 1:39 p.m. We covered 906 miles in 19 hours. Wow, once we our heads hit the pillow we sure did sleep well and long.
Our 22 day journey that began Saturday, December 17th, 2016 in Rochester, NY to Tallahassee Florida and back January 7th, 2017 covered 3,690 miles. What an experience this was in learning about the states we traveled through and about ourselves and about each other. Priceless moments.
We hope to be seeing you soon to follow our adventures.