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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I-95 to Jacksonville, then on I-10 to Pensacola, FL

Aloha Everyone,

During the past two days, J.J. and I covered a total of 783 miles or 9 hours on the road and we are still in Florida. The two of us continue to marvel about the Interstate highway systems in our country.

The highlight of today's driving was crossing once again the Swanee River which today looked nothing like images one can imagine from the lyric of Old Folks At Home, popularly known as the Swanee River. Written by Steven Foster in 1852, it is the official state song of Florida.

Please enjoy the singing of Paul Robeson.
Here is the lyric of the first verse:

Way down upon de Swanee Ribber,
Far, far away,
Dere's wha my heart is turning ebber,
Dere's wha de old folks stay.
All up and down de whole creation
Sadly I roam,
Still longing for de old plantation,
And for de old folks at home.

All de world am sad and dreary,
Eb-rywhere I roam;
Oh, darkeys, how my heart grows weary,
Far from de old folks at home!

We are back at the Pensacola RV Park for one night. Had a healthy dinner of open-faced Pastrami sandwich on 12 grains bread, heart of Romaine Lettuce and cucumber, fresh blue berries and almond milk.

After dinner, I spent nearly 2 hours trying to catch up with my personal correspondence and working on my Clash Of Clans upgrades.

Aloha -- Cathi