Trip to Florida from Idaho to get my "Stuff" out of storage.
Do you remember Necco candy? I was surprised to see this roll of Necco candy at
a C-store. Then I noticed the wrapper. Imagine a candy product lasting 150
years. Why, that's before the California Gold rush of 1849. (This trip taken in
the fall of 1997)
Now on to my Florida trip. I left on Saturday, October 25, the day after the
record snowfall in Denver - 47". I-80 was closed due to snow until I got there
which slowed my travel time. I arrived in Tampa 4 days later and had dinner
with my nephew Richard. On Wednesday I visited old friends then went into my
former place of employment to see friends there. Boy, I sure don't miss
working. I had dinner with Richard and another friend then drove across to the
east side of the state.
I stayed with Deirdre and Dave, my daughter and son-in-law. Their little girl is
25 months old. I took a roll of pictures and will have them on the DDRudy web
page real soon now. Thursday morning I moved my stuff from the public storage
bin to the rented U-Haul trailer. Because I thought I was pressed for time, I
visited everybody in one day, Friday, October 31.
On Saturday on my way out of Florida, I stopped at the Color Garden Nursery to
see an old friend. He lives in a beautiful setting on 5 acres, 2 of which have
gorgeous flowers, etc. for sale.
|Flowers at Color Garden.
I know all these flowers by name. That's Ted at the top, then Mary, Fred, and
|More flowers at Golor Garden.
I decided to see friends and relatives on my way back to Idaho so I stopped in
North Carolina to see Tracy and John. Tracy and my oldest daughter went to high
school together. They have a 3-month old baby so I did a web page for them that
night. I brought my HP all-in-one with me and used it to scan in the baby
pictures but their web site no longer exists. On my way to Michigan I stopped
in West Virginia to take pictures of the trees
After spending the night with my sister in Michigan I headed for Wisconsin to
see another nephew and his family. I chose I-90 for my return trip to Idaho
which comes within 22 miles of
Mount Rushmore. You may recall that I skipped it earlier this summer in
order to see the Gold mines at Lead, SD. So this was my chance to take pictures
And finally, the mess in my family room as I unpack, sort, and put the stuff
away that I had in storage. I had driven 6,650 miles in 13 days and was very
glad to get home.