Other than that, the day was an easy, almost boring drive. I enjoyed the scenery, but I saw nothing that just dropped my jaw. I just drove along with traffic, listening to my CD book, munching on an occasional Necco wafer ... OK, maybe more than the occasional ... and sipping on my Figi water. A couple stops for gas and to stretch our legs, and life was good.
I am enjoying the book pretty well. I started with the Danielle Steele book, Sisters. The story is good, but I'm also remembering why I quit reading her books several years ago. Redundancy. She repeats things more than I like. Details that could be stated once are reworded and peppered throughout the text until I want to say, "Enough, already! Got it! Now move on!!" I like the plot, I like her story development for the most part, but I get it that the sisters are all beautiful, I understand that the all loved their mother greatly, I see what a phenomenal relationship these people have!! Steele goes over details like these five to eight times over several chapters, until I want to scream! If I weren't interested in the outcome, I would just chuck it and go on to another book.
She is also not great with consistency. An accident happened; it took thirty minutes to remove a person from the wreck; she is at the hospital, or at least on her way; her family is saying she's been gone for over an hour for an errand that should have been ten minutes; the officers are at her home telling her family that "an accident happened twenty minutes ago." Huh? Other small details are convoluted, leaving me saying, "Wa-a-a-a-it a minute."
Oh, and there were several damaged spots on the first three CDs, so I missed parts. This is the problem with rented CDs. But I've never had one with this many problems. It is usually just a skip or two, but these were major bloops, and I'm guessing I missed about three or four pages with each one, so I missed perhaps a dozen pages. I hope it doesn't have so many on the remainder of the CDs. I still have four to go.
OK, enough grousing. I'm in for the night. Not many choices of accommodations that will take pets, but the room looks and smells clean. It is spacious and not shabby. It'll do. And as I wrote this last bit, there was a knock on my door. I now have a pizza! Yay! I didn't feel like going anywhere, so I ordered in. Now I can get comfortable and except for a couple doggie walks, I'm in for the evening.
I'm back in Central time again. I'll be moving with the sun now as I drive west, rather than against it. That makes the day go a little easier. Tomorrow at this time I'll be somewhere in Louisiana. Not sure where I'll stop, but I'll figure that out when the time comes. Until then!
Oh, wait! How 'bout a few pretties in tribute to Florida as I prepare to leave?
Life is beautiful!!!