November 26th-27th 2016
The ship was nearly docked when Mark and I woke up and it was still dark. Departure time was indicated as 8am. We needed to hurry off and get going as we still needed to get Diane to the airport and return Ben to his home as well. Then the three of us; Me Mark and Gavin would be hitting the many several hundred miles north back home.
Added stress, Well he finally returned and then he had to go back to tell her to get off and we would meet her...then we had to go through customs and bag check, locate a return shuttle to the parking lot area and then then then we were finally on the road heading North,.....For as much as I love to travel I so hate the stress of getting from point a to point b! Returning from a trip always seems to be more damaging and longer too.
We somehow got lucky and Mark's truck was not buried in behind another car when we got to the parking and quickly we packed up. It was even a smooth ride with no traffic as we drove out of Miami. We got Diane to the airport and on her way lickity split and soon were in Melborne where we said our goodbyes to Ben.
The rest of the ride was AWFUL!!! There didn't seem to be any traffic jams, nor were there any detours or delays.....it was simply LONG and DRAINING on us physically and mentally. Somehow we made it to the Georgia Boarder......
We drove on through the night.....I seem to be the one who drives through North Carolina both ways. Not sure if that is about where Mark starts to fade or coincidence. Any of those States we drove through after South of the Border, I was either sleeping or driving....After a while they all just seem to run into one another.
Delaware....were getting closer...
FINALLY we crossed the NY border!!!! Hooray! We arrived in NYsomewhere around 10am. Just in time for breakfast. Considering we left Central Eastern Florida yesterday about the same time....We had been on the road for now 24 hours straight.