Day 100 / Mile 13,400 ...I can't believe it, 100 days LIVING VANCARIOUSLY!
Even though Key West was super warm and a great tourist trap to enjoy, I was antsy and wanted to get back on the road. Since I was in the most southern point of the USA, it was all up from here! ...or so I was thinking.
My van's health was starting to go downhill. There is an issue with the coolant sensor communicating with the computer, telling the motor to start like it's cold and run rich, like if there was a carburetor it would have the choke on. So when it's already warm it's very difficult to start. It's not stopping me though.
When I got near Fort Lauderdale I met up with my friend, Steve Beaudet. About 5 years ago I assisted him on a commercial photoshoot for Ritz Carleton, and he mentioned if I was ever in the area to give him a call to hang out, so I finally did. He had a guest bedroom, good whiskey, and some fun to be had so I posted up for a few days to catch up with him. Since I was going to be in one spot for a second, I also found a mechanic to look into my van's ailments.
I'm slightly worried, because I'm planning on going into the hills and backwoods soon and don't want to be stranded.