Left my house on Thursday, Feb 4, 1pm (cst) en route to Chunchula, Alabama to pick up Alan Bukley, made it there wanna say right before 4pm.
Alan was to leave his truck at the Smith's house and catch a ride with me. The Smith's were/are nice people and wanted to visit and have a sit down dinner, all the while Dallas is waiting for our butts in Lake City, chomping at the bit, to haul ourselves and some bees down to West Palm Beach, where the conference was held.
That little pit stop only took a mere 2 hrs but something we had to do as it had been a while since Alan & the Smith's had visited.
Alan & I wound up getting to Dallas's place at 2 am, EST and believe it or not, loaded up Dallas's truck and left immediately for West Palm Beach.
Dallas doesn't believe in sealing his hives for transport so every stop along the way was quite interesting, at least to those who weren't accustomed to a few bees flying around while pumping their gas.
We made it to West Palm around 7 am Friday morning and after dropping off the hives we took down (mostly nucs) we stumbled to our motel rooms, showered and crashed for a few hours.
We made it in one piece, even with Dallas's obsession with driving on the white lines on the shoulder of the interstate.
To be continued...