On Friday I drove five hundred miles, from Dallas to Meridian.
Half the distance to Georgia.
Nothing at all to report except on the driving itself.
I’ve been two weeks without a long (6 hours) sleep and dozing off a constant threat.
The key for me is immediate response to pull over and close my eyes for five minutes.
I don’t know what stage of sleep that is but I do know a five-minute nap refreshes me.
Another driving tip: serious exercising and/or stretching protects drivers against back and other muscle problems.
Many years ago I suffered from lower back pain on as short a drive as Boston to NYC.
Not since I started working out.
Plus I make frequent stops to empty the tank, to fill the tank, to take a picture, to buy a coffee, to have breakfast, to learn about the road ahead at visitor’s information centers, or to stretch at rest stops.
Each time I return to the wheel I remind myself to drive within the flow of traffic, whether the left lane, fast, or the right lane, not so fast.
Don’t fight the flow.
On Saturday I drove another 500 miles and made it to a Quality Inn in Savannah.
Had a nice dinner I’ll report on tomorrow or the next day.
I’m glad I am,
Today is Sunday, September 23, 2018
This is my 166th consecutive daily posting.
Time is 4.55am and the weather in Savannah, Ga is warm, 86, and clear.
Should be a perfect day for my walking Savannah’s famous squares.
I am very excited.
I won’t have time to talk about the dinner I had last night in Savannah but I will tomorrow.
Too many of the large buildings in Dallas are offices down to the ground level.
To the exclusion of retail shops that should be ubiquitous in a great city.
To the diminution of pedestrian activity.
I did get personal errands done there: laundry, dry cleaning, a haircut, Planet Fitness.
And I worked out the rest of my itinerary:
Sunday and Sunday night stay in Savannah.
Not having to move will enable me to catch up on the blog: send more pictures.
Monday moving 5/6 driving hours closer to Swarthmore.
By virtue of threading my way through the ravaged roads of North Carolina.
Tuesday arrive at Swarthmore to spend two nights visiting w my daughter, Kat, and some friends.
Thursday drive from Philly to Boston.
Now, on Sunday, 9/23/18, at 5.41am, lacking any pictures, I am going to copy these notes onto the blog and call it a day.
Since I’m not moving to another hotel, I will spend a lot of today putting together a fitting posting for tomorrow.