How does that go? Shortest distance - straight line - What?
Yes, this is my route down to Daytona Beach. Yes, it adds about 250 miles and 4 hours each way.
But it keeps me out of the Appalachians. Something about sudden snow storms in the mountains.
The rain is starting now. Drizzle all day, changing to thunderstorms around dinnertime, so trying to leave early this evening will not keep me out of the rain. Thunderstorms all day tomorrow. Looks like I will leave early tomorrow, in the wet.
At least it will be in the mid 40's. Warm enough that I can get away with my wet gear and several layers underneath. Better than just my cold gear, which has some points of failure in the rain.