On the Road Again
Today I faced my longest stretch of driving thus far. In fact, this was the fourth longest stretch of driving that I have overall. The trip from DC to St. Pete is roughly 920 miles. I left DC around 11:30 AM after picking up a grilled chicken pizza from a local chain called Naked Pizza. Along with my grapes and blueberries, this was to be my meal for the road.
What I listened to while driving:
Who Charted – 131 Mary Lynn Rajskub
Doug Loves Movies
Damn Yankees soundtrack
Book of Mormon soundtrack
MLB Radio on Sirius
The Todd Barry Barry Podcast – Episodes 1 and 2
The Nerdist – Anna Kendrick
The BS Report – Nathan Fielder
Rays/Tigers Radio Broadcast
Around 10:50 PM I pulled into a Best Western in Jacksonville, FL to turn in for the night. I haven't been keeping up on any news recently so I was completely unaware of the storm I was driving into, but the last hour of my drive was quite the adventure. I could barely see three feet in front of the hood of my car and was driving about 40 MPH on the highway. Tropical Storm Andrea was in full swing as I drove through a torrential downpour. Luckily I only spent a short time in the storm before pulling off the road and turning in for the night.
As you can no doubt surmise from my playlist included above, in addition to being a baseball fan, I am a bit of a comedy nerd. For those of you who are not fully on board with the podcasting world (if you haven't checked out mine yet this would be a great time to give the first couple of episodes a listen), I have to say that podcasts are absolute life savers on the road. It has been six years since I actively drove a car so this medium was not as abundant during my former driving days. It is amazing how the nearly 22 hours I have spent in my car thus far have flown by due to the listening pleasure that podcasts bring.
I will be listing the shows that I listen to as I drive and if you have suggestions for me feel free to let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who kept me awake while driving:
My buddy Zach
Tomorrow I will complete my drive to St. Petersburg and get ready to watch the Rays take on the Orioles.
Miles Traveled: 713
Time in Car: 11 hours 30 minutes
Avg. Speed: 64.82 MPH
Gas Money: $53.95
Gas Price: 3.699
Gallons Filled: 14.586
Exercise: 35 minute cardio, 30 min weights
Sleep Time: 5 Hours 30 Minutes
Bottles of Water: 10
Bathroom Stops: 8
Traffic Jams: 1 (totaling 15 minutes)
Food Eaten: Naked Pizza with grilled chicken, tomatoes and garlic. Bluberries and grapes.
Total Money spent today $68.61
Cumulative Miles through today 1,084
Cumulative Time in car through today 21 hours 45 minutes