The trip didn’t go precisely as planned.
There was no stop in South Carolina, Delaware or Pennsylvania. Instead, my first overnight stop was in Statesville, NC. I arrived early in the evening while the sun was still shining. Took a small tour through town, which looks pleasant enough. Stopped at a Mexican restaurant near the hotel, then done for the night.
Day two had me stopping, late afternoon, in Youngstown, Ohio, where I met up with a friend. Some hanging out at the hotel, which had an onsite restaurant and bar. Across the parking lot was another Mexican restaurant. Food was excellent as was the service.
Weather played a large part in changing my return trip.
We left Youngstown after only one night. The temperature was 21C when we left. Forty minutes later it was 8C. There was a huge rainstorm after we crossed the border into Canada, and by the following day everything was covered with snow.
Now I’m back in Toronto, high in the sky while I plan my next trip.
Time to leave the sunshine coast of Florida. I’ve been here since early December, and usually leave late in March. Unfortunately, Easter arrived so bloody early I got stuck here. My travel day is set for Sunday, the 7th of April.
My first stop will likely be at the Best Western in Bennettsville, South Carolina. No particular reason, except I’m trying to keep my Diamond member status, and driving on I95 through the southern states is rather bleak. Most cities are located well off the highway.
From there, I’ll arrive in Bear, DE to visit a friend for a few days.
The next stop will be the Genetti Inn & Suites in Hazle Township, PA. A friend is staying there on a short golf vacation. I’ll be catching up with him for one day. After that, I should be in Canada on 12th April.
2013 is the first summer in some time that I don’t already have travel plans in place. I’m town between visiting the east coast of Canada or taking a trip down Route 66 in the US. The cost difference between the two is substantial.
The big event for 2013 has already been booked. I’ll be leaving for Turkey on 31st October, visiting Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia and a few other cities.