Back from a punishing, fraught vacation to Florida. No need to go into details except to say that Route 95 is now the realm of Patel managed motels infested with bed bugs and roaches. It matters not that the names are well known, so long as some Patel is running it, beware!
One thing not to be blamed on the Indians was the weather. They can't really bring their monsoons with them can they? Giant storms going in both directions, made driving the distance much more tiring and at time a bit harrowing. I will take the Amtrak car train from now on when going south. It's a pity that Amtrak doesn't offer this service to other destinations.
Was marooned for three days on the return journey with a massive mechanical car failure. Three days in a non-Patel hotel (LaQuinta) on the outskirts of Charlottesville VA. Not good for the wallet. Three days late into Washington and another deluge on leaving. Sky cleared at the Pennsylvania border. Could this be an omen?
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