Sunday – November 29, 2015
We spent a delightful seven days with my sister and brother-in-law at their lovely home in Naples, Florida.
My sister is a wonderful self-taught gourmet chef and each day she amazed us with her culinary skills. Her attention to detail in the preparation of any food group, rewards her guests with a dining experience that would rival one found in many upscale restaurants.
On Thanksgiving Day, her preparation of a 21-pound turkey with stuffing, gravy, vegetables, and sweet potatoes left the dinner party of eight totally satisfied and appreciative.
With our visit to my sister and brother-in-law complete, it is time to continue on with our Winter Adventure 2015 / 2016.
We had planned to spend the night somewhere close to Lake City, Florida. However, very heavy holiday traffic, combined with a multi-vehicle collision on northbound I-75, north of Tampa, Florida, altered our plans. All northbound lanes on I-75 had been closed, creating an 11-mile backup with all traffic being rerouted onto the shoulder. After finally clearing the collision area, we decided to spend the night at a Rest Area at mile-marker 346 on northbound I-75.
Tomorrow another adventure begins.
Departed: Naples, Florida
Departure Time: 12:35 P.M.
Arrived: Ocala, Florida
Arrival Time: 6:05 P.M.
Cellular Service: Verizon – 4G, 5 Bars
Internet Service: Verizon Jetpack – 5 Bars
Total miles traveled today: 238
North on Interstate 75 to Ocala, Florida