I have completed my journey to Florida safe and sound. I arrived in West Palm Beach last night at 9PM, a lot later than I thought I would. The second half of my trip was supposed to be the part where I would lose the traffic of the Northeast and start making good time. Unfortunately I had to go through the mother of all rainstorms starting at South Carolina until around Daytona Beach. I have never had to drive through a storm that stayed so strong for so long. To make things more interesting, right near the end of SC, I started to hear tornado warnings for Eastern Georgia. Luckily I didn’t see any funnel clouds on the horizon.
Things are all better now though, as this morning I recovered by swimming and laying around on the beach. It was definitely a great, but different way to spend Christmas morning. When it is sunny and there is a warm breeze blowing on you it doesn’t seem like it can be Christmas. Around here signs of the holiday are Christmas lights swirled around palm trees.