Sunday I departed at 6:40, shortly before the sun rose. I took highway 27 out of Miami which had a lot of stoplights but saw some non-downtown parts of the city that way. In Tampa I met my mom's friend from Medora--Howard--and had lunch with him at Tijuana Flats. I had a good burrito there and tried some interesting hot sauces. Of course the best non-backtracking route out of Tampa was a similar stoplight extravaganza as what I had in the morning so I didn't get as far as I wanted to. I spent the night in Ashburn, Georgia and forgot to watch my odometer but online maps say it was about 500 miles, with 1500 mile left to go.
Today I left at 7:15 and stayed on the interstate all day. I managed to make it 850 miles and am in Columbia, Missouri for the night. I drove through St. Louis and got a good view of the arch (from the highway) but not much else exciting happened. 730 miles to go tomorrow.