With the COVID-19 health challenges, especially for the so-called "elderly" we made a difficult decisoion to bypass having Thanksgiving and Christmas with our family. However, once in Florida, we planned on self-quarrantining for 14-days and then staying socially-distant from even our friends and relatives.
So, we began planning to head for Sarasota in early December. However, between a series of doctor's appointments, dental surgery, a snow storm followed by two days of bitterly cold temperatures (making dewinterization of our motorhome unadvisable) we finally headed south this morning … under heaavily overcast skies
Philadelphia skyline which wasn't visible until just five miles away
and intermittent rain … and a horrendous traffic jam north of the Ben Franklin Bridge.
Loved the transit bus nearing Lincoln Financial Field
All along I-495 and I-95 in Delaware and Maryland we saw many overhead signs (one too late to get a photo warned us to watch out for reindeer)
Crossing the exposed Francis Scott Key Bridge where 10 MPH winds were forecast …
but as I was driving over the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore with an iron grip on the wheel, Debbie informed me the winds were gusting of over 20 MPH.
Some, signs of the times …
When we got to Lorton, VA we hit a predictable (we've been stuck in this area on our last five trips south) slowdown
In all of our travels across North America, this was the first time we saw any vehicle adorned with some 77 (count them) decals
Despite the several traffic slowdowns we made it to Ashland, VA by 3:00 this afternoon.