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Trella Hemmerly – 1980-01-17

Thursday January 17th
Left Dalton at 7:30 in the rain. Breakfast at Cartersville and later I realized the gas showed empty and we had driven 320 miles since the fillup. So off at Kennesee and got $1.16 gas 21.3 gallons in a 22-gallon tank! Stopped at Florida Line about 1:30 for lunch out of the baskets. Freeway all the way. Pine trees on both sides. A few bald cypress swamps. Rained until we got near Jacksonville. Clouds so low in Atlanta that the tops of skyscrapers were in them. Into Daytona about 6 and stopped at 624 South Atlantic Boulevard. Ocean View Inn Lobby full of dejected people smoking. Ask for Roger at the desk and his roommate came up and said he would get him. Made plans with Roger to come pick him and Richard up about 6:30 and go to dinner. Went back up Atlantic Avenue to Travelodge and got Ocean View room on 3rd floor for $24. Ocean almost to Hotel. Just room for one car to drive along. Picked up Roger and Richard and went to Jackies but she had to go to Bible study so didn’t go with us to Winter House Cafeteria for dinner. Picked her up after Bible study and brought them to our room. Took some pictures and took them home. Back to our room thankful for our faculties. Called Betty Hinklin and plan to see them tomorrow.