Monday, November 17, 2014
the journey begins
I left Venice, Florida this morning. Perfect driving weather. I drove north on I-75 on my way to Lake City. My actual destination was the intersection of I-75 and I-10, just north of this city but I know when I see the highway sign for Lake City that I am close to my destination. This drive usually takes about three hours but today it took longer going around the Tampa area because a tractor trailer truck had dumped a load of steel beams on the highway and northbound traffic was basically at a stand still. I popped a Christmas music cd into the dashboard player and let it run two cycles while I crawled along with the traffic. Very soothing, considering. After that...smooth sailing. The reason I mentioned Lake City earlier is because there is a log cabin sales lot along the highway near exit 427 and several model homes are on display. I like the modern rustic look of the buildings. I can just picture these cabins moved onto private lots, perhaps in the woods near a stream or in the mountains with a view of a valley. Anyway, I always look forward to seeing these log cabins as I drive by. Maybe someday I will stop and see for myself what the interiors look like. But today I must press ahead. I have "miles to go before I sleep" (thanks, Robert) and I keep driving.