#5in5: Look how far we’ve come…

October 24, 2012

Supporters of President Obama watched him give a campaign address Tuesday at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. (By Ed O’Keefe/Instagram @edatpost)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — #5in5 rolls from West Palm Beach today north towards Orlando, but it’s already been quite a trip. Where have we been? How far have we come? See below:

Total miles traveled since Friday night: 1,414 miles.

Places visited: Miami; Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Ft. Pierce and Stuart, Fla.

Gas prices: $3.79 for a gallon of regular unleaded in Pompano Beach, Fla.

Where have I eaten?: Chicken and Caribbean BBQ ribs at Pollo Tropical in Miami (yum); “Ropa Vieja” at Versailles Restaurant in Miami (delicious); The Lobster Po’ Boy Sandwich at Boston’s on the Beach in Delray (very meaty); the Tuna Steak Burger at The Office in Delray (incredible).

In case you missed it Tuesday: A look at how “potty politics” is defining the House race in West Palm Beach. Plus, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) recalls using bayonets in Iraq, Lois Frankel touts her bipartisan record and Adam Hasner says his Republican Party is partially to blame for the nation’s deficit spending. And why is Marco Rubio campaigning everywhere but Florida?

Where am I going Wednesday?: West Palm Beach, before driving north to Orlando.

Follow Ed on the #5in5 trip via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and share your thoughts — and travel tips! — in the comments section below.

Ed O’Keefe is a congressional reporter with The Washington Post and covered the 2008 and 2012 presidential and congressional elections.
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