Rest area west of Vicksburg.
Since I had never been to Bike Week in Daytona Beach, a solid plan was crucial for max enjoyment amid half a million thundering Harleys that invade Florida the first two weeks in March. First item on the checklist - earplugs. So in February 2007, I did something I rarely ever do before a long ride.....I made reservations and made plans. At noon on Friday, March 2nd, I struck out. At five miles out of Columbia, my batteries went dead in my mp3 player. (Got to remember to chunk used batteries to prevent re-installation and subsequent failure like now.) Hope the rest of my plans are more reliable.