Rain, wind and more rain! That describes my day until mid afternoon, when I finally rode into better weather just as I crossed into Alabama. Leaving Ocala in the rain, I rode 625 miles today but it was a challenge. At least I did not encounter the hail that reportedly was falling in northern Florida.
I am pushing to get back to South Texas sometime late tomorrow, but that will depend on the weathe and the traffic in Houston. After a long ride today, I just stopped for the night in Denham Springs, LA. Although I am only a few miles northwest of New Orleans, I am not goiing to visit the city during this ride. Maybe sometime later in the year.
Tonight I am staying in a Best Western, which seems to be nice. Most often I stay in a Hampton Inn but tonight the Best Western was $60 less costly, so the decision was easy. Tomorrow I will depart early, by 7:00 AM. If all goes well I will be home by dark tomorrow.