The trip was enjoyable and went smooth with great weather. Interstate traffic was heavy both ways for some unknown reason and there is always lots of highway construction, but there were no backups. As usual, we visited with John & Dorothy Selbmann, Ed & Pat Bergmann, and our hosts, Wally & Emily Gore. Houses are being built everywhere and the roads are overwhelmed with too many vehicles; we don't miss all that congestion at all. Several people told us that many long-time residents are now leaving Florida due to the degradation of services and greatly increased taxes.