US Route 1, Part 1 - Day 02
Monday, December 20, 2004

 Today's Narrative 

Today we traveled from St. Augustine, FL to West Palm Beach, FL

I turned on the radio this morning when I woke up and they said the temperature was 27. So it was probably colder overnight. We slept nice and toasty with the sleeping bag. No fun this morning preparing to leave, but the van warmed up pretty quickly.

We continued down A1A.

Oh, if your name is Sue or you're into carousels, click here.

We stopped and looked at an old Spanish fort (see pix below).

I hate admit it but we violated part of the code on this trip. The traffic on US 1 and A1A had been fairly light. But when we got to Stuart, the traffic really got bad.

After we spent 1/2 an hour to travel 1/2 a mile, I made an executive decision and decided to bail onto I95. And the traffic on I95 was okay for a while. But when we got to Jupiter, it got bad again. We crawled in West Palm Beach about 7pm. I thought we'd be here by 5pm. Oh, well.

 Today's Pictures 
Click on a pix for a larger view

I suspect we'll be seeing
this sign a lot over
the next few days :)

If you, like me, have ever been called a "loose cannon," now you know what your accuser was talking about. KA-BOOM!!

 Today's Stats 

Beginning time: 8am
Ending time: 7pm
Net driving time (includes stops, etc.): 11 hours
Begining odometer: 117540
Ending odometer: 117841
Net miles today: 301
Average MPH: 27.36
Total trip mileage: 682

Gasoline: $0
Food, ice, etc.: $7
Lodging: $0
Other: $0

 Thought For The Day 

From "Jersey Republican Biker Chick" in New Jersey:

Never play leapfrog with a unicorn!

 Joke Of The Day 

From Leo in NJ:

Great Religious Truths:

Muslims do not recognize Judaism as a religion.

Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.

Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian faith.

Baptists do not recognize each other at Hooters or the local liquor store.

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