Day 13 - June 26, 2014
Begin: 9:30am in West Memphis, AR
End: 8:00pm in Tifton, GA
Distance: 570 miles
Day 14 - June 27, 2014
Begin: 8:30am in Tifton, GA
End: 12:30pm in Orlando, FL
Distance: 250 miles
June 26, 2014 9:05am at Ramada in West Memphis, AR
I woke up this morning thinking, “What is that SOUND?” I rolled over and realized it was my alarm telling me to get up. Ugh. Last night was the first night I passed out before Ricky. I didn’t wake up at all last night. I’m so glad today we will only be driving 8 hours. Who knows, we might see something we want to see and actually stop to see it. That is if the weather cooperates.
June 26, 2014 4:40pm on I-20 E just past mile marker 5 in Georgia
The sun! We have experienced drizzling rain off and on since we’ve been on the road. I’m thankful for cloudy skies but today I would like to stop and see something or at least be able to grab a geocache somewhere. Sadly we haven’t seen anything today but clouds and rain.
June 29, 2014 12:42pm at home in Orlando, FL
Hi folks! I made it home safe and sound two days ago (Friday, June 27). I’m sad to say that we never actually got to stop and see anything on the last two days like we had planned. On Day 13, we dealt with rain and clouds all day long. It pretty much killed any chances of us stopping at a park along the way. On Day 14, we just wanted to get home. It was cloudy up until we reached Florida. Let’s face it, I live in Florida. If I want to do something here I can just go back at a later date. We did stop at the TNT Fireworks store in Florida up near the Florida/Georgia border.
As much as the humidity makes us crazy, we like it. The air through Arizona and New Mexico is so unbelievably dry that I actually had to fend off headaches. It sucked the life out of my eyes, sinuses and my skin. Mind you I didn’t feel gross getting in and out of the car. That’s always nice. Eyes drops are my friend.
Here’s a quote from the movie “Friends With Benefits (2011)” that I thought of a few times on this trip:
"In LA, if it’s 90 degrees, it feels like 90 degrees. But…
If it’s hot in New York, it’s 90 degrees, it’s like 100,000 degrees.”
I can’t agree more with Justin Timberlake’s character’s sentiment. Summertime in Florida is bloody hot. The humidity is great for the skin, but maybe not for your hair.
June 29, 2014 4:23pm at home in Orlando, FL
Here’s a fun weather comparison between some cities. These are to illustrate the weather variations. Over the last three hours I’ve waited to get the current weather at 12:53pm in all three places for comparison. The time, 53 minutes after the hour, just happens to be the time the National Weather Service refreshes the weather data for these three cities.
I find it a little strange that the humidity between Burbank and Orlando are similar. Check out the Heat Indexes. In Orlando, 95°F feels like 102°F. In Burbank, 84°F feels like 84°F. I hear Justin Timberlake’s character in my head again.
The humidity in Tucumcari is parched with its very low percentage of 10%. It’s so dry there that 97°F feels like 92°F.
We had rain a little while ago. We’ve had our daily afternoon shower. See how the humidity shot up to 72%. Well duh. Of course the humidity will rise. Before too long the humidity will be super high all the time, not just after a good rain.
It may be safe to say that later I can go for a walk. Goodness knows I need it!
Thanks for following along with me on my trip. Traveling is way more fun when you have others to share with!