Thursday, December 11, 2008

Drive home

Drive from Gainesville to Pensacola

The weather on the cruise was very good. There were a couple of cloudy days but no storms. But the weather for the drive home was bad, just as it had been on the drive over to Ft. Lauderdale two weeks ago.

When we got up it was raining hard. On the radio they said there were thundershowers throughout the area and a tornado warning until noon. And it was unusually warm for December 11 -- the low had been 72 during the night.

At the same time to the west of us, there was a cold front passing through south Texas and Louisiana. There was snow on the ground, 3 or 4 inches of it, in New Orleans. This happens there only about every 30 years.

The cold front was heading east and would hit the warm front we were in about halfway through our drive home. So we drove through some serious weather. We got home about 3:30, in plenty of time to pick up the cats from the cat hotel. We were all happy to be home.

Today's drive was 341 miles. The complete drive, round trip was 1,369 miles. The cruise was 3,621 in land miles, for a grand total of 4990 statute miles.

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