A Journey Of A Thousand Miles…
...begins with one step (into a car).
My girlfriend and I took a mini-vacation to Florida. She has family that lives in a suburb of Tampa, and we took the trip to buy a new car from a family member who works at a dealer. Here's a quick rundown of some of the stats of the trip:
Miles I drove on Wednesday January 30th: 1,020.
Time I spent driving on Wednesday January 30th: 15 hours, 45 minutes. Left at 4am, tapped out at 9:30pm. My girlfriend drove the last hour and a half.
Number of states: 8 and a half: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia (Washington, DC), Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey.
Number of speeding tickets: ZERO! (hell yeah!).
Number of cop cars that gave me a momentary heart attack: at least 5.
Number of huge 18-wheelers that also gave me a heart attack as I tried to pass: countless.
Number of traffic jams: surprisingly only one, somewhere in Georgia.
Number of animals we drove to Florida with: one dog.
Number of animals we returned to NJ with: one dog, one cat.