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Florida - December 25, 2004-January 2, 2005

These pictures were taken during a very quick driving trip to Florida in late 2004 and the first couple days of 2005. They were taken with my Olympus C730 Ultra Zoom digital camera. Most images are shown at a resolution of 640x480, but are available in full 2048x1536 size by clicking on the links after the captions. From the drives, most of the pictures are just roads and signs.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Christmas Day started with a tour from Williamstown, Massachusetts, at 7:30 AM, with stops in: North Adams, Massachusetts; West Springfield, Massachusetts; North Greenbush, New York; and Amsterdam, New York (for a total of 200 miles before we started toward Florida). By the time we left Amsterdam and headed south at 6:15 PM, it was too dark for pictures. By midnight, we were in Baltimore, Maryland, and had covered another 355 miles.

Sunday, December 26, 2004

We decided to swing west from DC to catch I-81 to avoid a developing snow and ice storm in the Carolinas. We cut south from I-81 toward Asheville, North Carolina, (west of the messy stuff along I-95) on the new I-26. Around 7:30 AM (1045 miles in 24 hours since leaving Williamstown including several lengthy stops), we were approaching the Tennessee-North Carolina border along I-26 when it started to get light enough to try some pictures [8 Pictures]. Then it was through Asheville and other places in North Carolina [21 Pictures], and down to I-85 in South Carolina [21 Pictures]. The ride through Georgia on I-85, US 441, US 129, and I-75 was long and slow [41 Pictures]. After that slow ride, we made it to Florida not much before dark [6 Pictures]. 24 hours after leaving Amsterdam, we had covered 1401 miles, good enough to get us into northern Florida. Too dark for any more pictures at that point, though we saw what looked like some impressive Hurricane Charley damage in the Port Charlotte area on I-75. Arrival in Naples was at 11:30 PM, over 29 hours and 1679 nearly-nonstop miles after leaving Amsterdam on Saturday evening.

Monday, December 27, 2004

Only pictures of the day are of the new McFee pool [9 Pictures].

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

The day's pictures are from Cathy's lot [15 Pictures] and from the Florida College Classic hockey tournament in Estero: St. Cloud State vs. Maine [30 Pictures] and Boston College vs. Cornell [30 Pictures].

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Pictures are from some wakeboarding in Estero [4 Pictures] of Matthew [21 Pictures], Cathy [24 Pictures], Adam [23 Pictures] and Andrew [24 Pictures]. Then from a ride through some of the damage from Hurricane Charley along I-75 [13 Pictures], in Punta Gorda [9 Pictures], and Pine Island [7 Pictures].

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Nothing worthy of pictures today..

Friday, December 31, 2004

Picture event: a boat ride in Naples Bay [17 Pictures].

Saturday, January 1, 2005

For the ride back, it was just the straight shot up I-75, US 301, and I-95, worthy of just a few pictures. [33 Pictures]. We made it 840 miles to Rocky Mount, North Carolina, for the night.

Sunday, January 2, 2005

The rest of the ride took us up I-95 through Richmond to D.C. [33 Pictures], then I-295 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway [13 Pictures], I-695 around Baltimore [13 Pictures], and on up I-95 [8 Pictures], the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, and New York Thruway. Just under 1500 miles total on the way home.


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