Well, I made it to Panama City Beach yesterday! About halfway through Alabama torrential rain made the traveling require a slower driving speed of around 44MPH. I had maintained a speed of 55MPH from Indiana as that was about the safest I could drive with all my things strapped onto my roof like the Beverly Hillbillies! 😉
At almost exactly 2PM CST I arrived in Panama City Beach. The last call I was able to make when i got to town was to Frank at Surfside Storage, who never answered, then my phone died. Luckily I was near a mall with lots of stores, but believe it or not, I could not find an outlet to plug my phone in to charge it anywhere! Not even in Starbucks! In fact, I’m in a McDonalds in Panama City right now about 5 blocks from the Homeless Shelter and IT doesn’t even have a power outlet in any of it’s booths either! I guess that keeps people from staying too long?
Also, interestingly enough, when I got to town yesterday my phone wouldn’t stay charged (NOTE TO SELF: look into switching to an iPhone), AND my TomTom Via GPS had just died. What??? Yes! I have only had my GPS about 3 weeks when it died on me! Today is Labor Day and I will be taking the GPS back to Sam’s club. I won’t be buying another one today. I will have to do some very thorough research on GPS’s, like I usually do on anything electronic, before I buy another one!
Chase account is down to around $50. So, if I take back my GPS that should but a safe amount of $120-ish back in my account. Is there a Chase location near me now?
I need to do a location search and see who is open for Mini/Self Storage near the shelter, and also near work. Laptop says I only have an hour or so left before battery dies. Need to find a Starbucks. Or Barnes & Noble.
Finally, I should note that there is a Tropical Storm that was battering the beach yesterday, resulting in high winds and rain, but it really wasn’t that bad.
Take care people!