Day 20 – Tuesday – June 26, 2012
0600 Wake up. The weather outside looks exactly the
same. Shower. Check radar.
Looks like most of last night’s rain has moved out.
0645 Wake up the kids.
0718 Leave the
hotel. 68 degrees and light rain.
0721 McDs for breakfast
0812 Uh-oh. My plan was to stay on the interstate to
avoid flooding. Now I-10 East is closed!
0821 Heard a story on
the radio to keep your kids inside. Lots
of alligators are out roaming around, displaced by the flooding.
0834 As we’re waiting
to get off the highway, I see 2 cops, 2 ambulances, and a fire truck heading
north on I-75.
0858 Listening to a
story on NPR about a crystal light sculpture somewhere in DC.
0859 That’s the third
prison we have passed on this road.
0905 End of the
detour. Back on I-10 East.
0931 Pass Publix and
Winn-Dixie distribution centers.
0940 I-95 junction
0944 Crossing the St.
John River. The clouds and wind and
tarps and scaffolding make the bridge seem very spooky.
0955 Genie just told me
to “navigate off road”! What?!
0958 We’re lost. And of course it has started raining again
just when it’s time to get out of the car.
1003 Found it!
Melissa gave us a tour
of her apartment. We met Hannah (a Rottweiler-cocker
spaniel mix). We watched the Weather Channel and the kids played cards – UNO and
12:10 p.m. The kids
take Hannah out for a walk. After the walk we watch Lingo on GSN.
1:03 p.m. Time for
lunch! It’s not raining so we take the opportunity to go out to Sonic. After Sonic we go to Target and wander the
aisles. We bought Melissa a new coffee
maker for her birthday, some new card games, and some new Scooby Doo movies. We stayed a little too long though because it
was raining again when we left.
3:31 p.m. Back at
Melissa’s apartment. The kids play
Monopoly Deal and Life while I play solitaire on my phone and take a nap on the
couch. Perfect Tropical Storm
6:15 p.m. Melissa and
Felisa go to the store to buy chicken for dinner. We should’ve stopped on the way home from
Target because it is pouring rain outside.
It’s raining so hard we’ve lost the satellite signal. No more Weather Channel.
7:00 p.m. Melissa is
making dinner. It is raining, raining,
raining outside. After dinner the kids
watch the new Scooby movie. Then we watch
Extreme Makeover- Weight Loss Edition.
11:00 p.m. Bed time.