Published: March 25th 2011March 25th 2011
hi from the very sunny south.
Where are my sun glasses!! It's in the low 80's tadah.
I think the trip was about 1700 miles in all from home to our condo.
Gas : high price 3.68; low price 3.45 gal.
Nice to be in Lansing (Mich)again; early signs of spring...crocuses ; daffodils; a few buds on trees.
We missed all bad weather; snow the day after we left; and predicted thunderstorms that did not happen.
Just a few light rain episodes.
I continue to be appalled at the throwaway at all items that could be recycled. Like this morning at the "free " continental breakfast, the big gallon jug of milk that was used up.
However our motel unit has a recycling container for the first time!!And so does the park below our balcony.
Wrote down about 15 or more bird species we saw enroute.
Motels are places we see workers often staying over as well as the travellers like us. Only the workers are up and out on or before 7 am.
First night : Houghton Lake, Michigan; 2nd nite: Dayton Ohio ( went to a large mall there and then Tim's for soup!!); 3rd nite Dalton, Ga; 4th nite Lake Park Ga. This last one is 5 mi N of the Fla border so we were in Fla by 9:30 am today. We shopped in Lake Park.R got 3 pr summer pants at Bealls , for about 16.00 each; I got black slides for 30.00.
I had 2 grocery lists ; one was for the first nite to get food for enroute; then once here we were in Chiefland, near Cedar Key, to get stocked up. Actually 100.00 was spent there, but that goes a long way. Interestingly enough we have not been in a Walmart!
From Chiefland to Cedar Key is farm land; passed cows(angus, ) calves, a few longhorn bulls.
Florida's 3rd largest industry is beef.
There was no traffic; lots of azaleas in bloom; hay for sale; and then finally sighted the Cedar Key islands!
No plans but did get a map that shows a big loop from here which includes the 2 causeways in the Tampa St Pete's area; mostly just R and R now.
Signing off; stay well all IJ/R