The bridge out of Maine
The bridge out of Maine
On the road
On the road
Christmas Dinner- amazing Indian Food.
Christmas Dinner- amazing Indian Food.
Morning, Day 2. Wilmington, DE
Morning, Day 2. Wilmington, DE

 

The old Hotel Roanoke
The old Hotel Roanoke
Hotel Roanoke
Hotel Roanoke

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Hotel Roanoke
Hotel Roanoke
Somewhere near Winston-Salem....
Somewhere near Winston-Salem….
The Amethyst Inn- right down the block from where I used to live
The Amethyst Inn- right down the block from where I used to live
Savannah
Savannah

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On the road to Florida- drive through liquor stores.
On the road to Florida- drive through liquor stores.
Daniel, Palm Beach, looking suave.
Daniel, Palm Beach, looking suave.

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This is what most of Palm Beach looks like. Hedge Fun(d).
This is what most of Palm Beach looks like. Hedge Fun(d).

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Just a Botero in someone's yard...
Just a Botero in someone’s yard…

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The Raleigh Hotel / D with my favorite Miami beverage- the cortatido
The Raleigh Hotel / D with my favorite Miami beverage- the cortatido
Raleigh Hotel Lobby - beautiful book collections
Raleigh Hotel Lobby – beautiful book collections
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Love this pic from @johndowling
Orchids everywhere in this hotel- real or fake?
Orchids everywhere in this hotel- real or fake?

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Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
@johndowling + D hard at work
@johndowling + D hard at work

 

Temporarily gold tattooed...
Temporarily gold tattooed…
Savannah
Savannah
Back in Savannah
Back in Savannah
Somewhere rural GA
Somewhere rural GA
Harrisburg PA, seven am
Harrisburg PA, seven am
Last day of driving through strange fog
Last day of driving through strange fog
Obligatory final post.
Obligatory final post.

I have this fantasy idea about road trips.  Most Americans do, I think, and I had a lot of time to review that fantasy on the road over the past two weeks, as you can imagine. Daniel and I drove back and forth to Miami over ten days. It was 8 full days of driving. 3952 miles, and 6.5 tanks of diesel.

Portland ME
Wilmington DERoanoke VA
Savannah GA
West Palm Beach FL (two nights)
Miami Beach (two nights)
Savannah GA
Charlotte NC
Harrisburg PA
Portland ME

Road trips are about freedom-  just going wherever the mood takes you, when it takes you.  But they are a lot of work too- driving is always harder and more stressful than you remember, and the speed limits on the east coast are faster than ever (in my lifetime, at least. Most of the way was 70 mph, and it seemed like part of Georgia was without limit-  we saw multiple minimum speed signs posted, without a max listed.)

Why did we drive?  Well, ostensibly because it was cheaper than flying (not in hours, obviously.) Truly, because none of the flights available looked like they had good schedules, and I really, really, really don’t like flying. Like I said, had plenty of time to review that preference as well, and again returned to: with air travel, everything is out of your hands. You just have to get to the airport, and you have very little influence over the outcome from that point forward. With car travel, you have nearly total influence over the outcome. It made me remember why and how automobiles came to signify this core freedom promise of the Americana dream.

Posted by:brook delorme

Languages & Thinking Patterns www.brookdelorme.com https://www.youtube.com/user/brookdelorme

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