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Days 1-5
(OKC to Palm Bay)

Days 6-8
(Palm Bay to Charlotte)

Days 9-11
(Charlotte to OKC)

Day One:
Oklahoma: I-44
Texas: I-44 | U.S. 287 |
I-35W | I-820 | I-30 | I-20

Day Two:
Texas: I-20

Louisiana: I-20 | I-49 |
I-220/LA 3132

Day Three:
Louisiana: I-49 | I-10
Mississippi: I-10
Alabama: I-10
Florida:
I-10

Day Four:
Florida: I-10 | I-75 | I-4

Day Five:
Florida: I-4 | I-75 | FL 826 | FL 836 | I-95

Day Six:
Florida: I-95
Georgia: I-95 | I-16 | I-75

Day Seven:
Georgia: I-475 | I-75 |
I-85
South Carolina: I-85
North Carolina: I-85 |
I-485 | I-277 | NC 16

Day Eight:
North Carolina: U.S. 74 | U.S. 1 | U.S. 220 | I-73 |
I-40 | Bus. I-40 | U.S. 52 |
I-74 | I-77

Day Nine:
North Carolina: I-85
South Carolina: I-85 | Business Loop I-85 | I-585
Georgia:
I-85 | I-285 | I-75
Tennessee:
I-75 | I-24

Day Ten:
Tennessee: I-24
Kentucky: I-24
Illinois: I-24 | I-57
Missouri: I-57 | I-55
Arkansas: I-55

Day Eleven:
Arkansas: I-40
Oklahoma: I-40 | I-240

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FLORIDA TRIP
Trip Summaries: Days 9-11
(Charlotte to Oklahoma City)

DAY NINE SUMMARY
Friday, December 19, 2003

This was a day of firsts. I changed the trip route the night before because of snow in the mountains of western North Carolina, and I planned on driving Interstate 40 through the mountains. So instead, I went back down Interstate 85 to Interstate 285 in northeast Atlanta, took I-285 west to Interstate 75, went north to I-24 in Chattanooga, then took I-24 to Murfreesboro, Tennessee. I ended up driving 484 miles on this day, which is about the same as it would've been the other way. I didn't escape all the snow, however, as it snowed most of the way from Chattanooga to Murfreesboro. It was only blowing flurries, but it marks the first time that it has snowed on an OKRoads roadtrip!

Day Nine Trip Log:
Departed Charlotte, NC - 8:20 AM; mile 53,739
Flying J (Blacksburg, SC) - Break - 9:17 AM; mile 53,792
McDonald's (Jefferson, GA) - Lunch - 11:49 AM-12:13 PM; mile 53,950
Pilot (Dalton, GA) - Gas - 2:03 PM; mile 54,075
Tennessee Welcome Center - 2:35 PM; mile 54,106
Arrived Motel 6 (Murfreesboro, TN) - 3:24 PM CST; mile 54,223

DAY TEN SUMMARY
Saturday, December 20, 2003

The skies cleared and it was a sunny day of driving. Of course, that also meant that most pictures from the final stretch on Interstate 57 and Interstate 55 south did not turn out very good. But I got to clinch Interstate 24, and also drove in five different states on this day, which is a record, and all in just 430 miles.

Day Ten Trip Log:
Departed Motel 6 (Murfreesboro, TN) - 9:03 AM; mile 54,223
Arby's (Murfreesboro, TN) - Breakfast - 9:08-9:23 AM; mile 54,224
Long John Silvers (Paducah, KY) - Lunch - 11:52 AM-12:15 PM; mile 54,392
Exxon (Paducah, KY) - Gas - 12:21 PM; mile 54,395
Illinois Welcome Center - 12:37 PM; mile 54,408
Tourist Information Center (Blytheville, AR) - 3:17 PM; mile 54,588
Arrived Motel 6 (West Memphis, AR) - 4:18 PM; mile 54,653 

DAY ELEVEN SUMMARY
Sunday, December 21, 2003

It was another sunny to partly cloudy day as the Florida Trip came to an end. I drove 481 miles from West Memphis, Arkansas, to home. It wasn't too eventful, and traffic was relatively light for the day.

Day Eleven Trip Log:
Departed Motel 6 (West Memphis, AR) - 7:58 AM; mile 54,657
McDonald's (West Memphis, AR) - Breakfast - 8:07-8:26 AM; mile 54,662
Citgo (Brinkley, AR) - Gas - 9:31 AM; mile 54,728
Hardee's (Russellville, AR) - Lunch - 11:33 AM-12:04 PM; mile 54,864
Citgo (Sallisaw, OK) - Break - 1:38 PM; mile 54,975
Total (Okemah, OK) - Gas - 2:58 PM; mile 55,064
Arrived Home (Oklahoma City, OK) - 4:09 PM; mile 55,138