Hi All: Due to Hurricane Irma, Valdosta, GA was going to close for business! But first, the rain had begun... Hurricane Irma's eye was well over 600 miles away at this point. I refueled after stopping by a few Shells in the vicinity of Valdosta, GA just off I-75. If you look closely at the pic above, you will see all pumps at this Shell are shut down with no fuel. I found the same from numerous Shell and non-Shell retailers within a 10 square mile drive loop. Almost the final refuel before heading into Jacksonville. Only regular was available at this Shell. A local McDonald's posted the attached sign saying they are closing due to the recently declared Georgia State of Emergency. When Shell and McDonald's are down or going down, you know I am in a world of hurt. The Hyundai #Ioniq took on $22.20 worth of liquid Gold at the first and only Shell I found with fuel. Her top off brought the grand total to $71.03 after covering 2,491.3 miles while driving this Coast to Coast on a Benjamin challenge scheduled between two major Hurricanes. Ever thread the needle? All the while heading into the forecast damage path of the already infamous #Irma... In all actuality, the Hurricane is over 600-miles away and barely having an influence. A full tank, moderate rain, strong winds, and a desire to see what this hurricane stuff is all about in a vehicle with a stated range of 719 miles and the ability to cruise out to 1,100 miles before having to refuel again. Absolutely perfect timing and location to experience what I will surely remember for the rest of my life! My flight out of Fort Lauderdale was canceled and my flight out of Atlanta was canceled just moments ago. Maybe Charlotte will be my next destination? I love it when a plan comes together, falls apart, and comes together again with help from friends and family across the country. Thanks Mom!