As we headed west across Florida I began to feel the waves of tension, waxing like the moon, in my body. Each night, as the moon rose above us, I wanted to bond with that light in some bizarre metamorphosis. But earthy that I am, getting roots down at each resting area also dominated the process. Getting roots down in reality for us now, consists of plugging in and connecting up at the latest rest spot. On day one, this was Mexico Beach Florida, our last view of the beautiful Florida gulf coast, and a welcome respite from a long day of driving.