On our second trip to Orlando, we drove from Naperville, Illinois. The 12 months before we flew on United Airways and this year we flew on Southwest. This web page depicts our driving trip, some issues we saw along the way, somes instruments we used to get from Naperville to Orlando, and my ordinary ramblings along the way in which.
As we travel, we’re at all times looking for something distinctive that you don’t find at each exit of the freeway. Simply over the Tennessee line in Calhoun, Georgia, we discovered a retailer that sells over one hundred flavors of popcorn known as Popcorn Haven When we stopped, we tried the darkish chocolate popcorn, the white cheddar popcorn, and the cola popcorn. I favored the cola popcorn the best as the flavor reminded me of the cola bottlecaps. My youngsters nevertheless, liked the chocolate popcorn. The popcorn was excellent and with over ninety seven other flavors to strive, we will probably be stopping there once more.
For this trip on the way to Orlando, Florida, we had been planning to cease in Knoxville, Tennessee, Savannah, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida (This stop was needed do to the fact our hotel reservations in Orlando were from Tuesday through Sunday and we started our trip on Saturday.) It also made sense, since we stopped and visited family in Jacksonville and didn’t have to remain in a lodge.
Nicely, we dwell in St. Aug, Florida and have a lot of favorite locations round here. It isn’t Orlando, however you move us on your method! Not quite as in style as Castillo de San Marcos, we really like to exit to Fort Matanzas State Park on A1A south of St. Aug. It’s free and never in downtown so the parking is straightforward. It’s good as a result of there’s a ferry boat experience out to the Fort and youngsters LOVE that.
The following day, we’re off to the Elijah Mountain Gem Mine close to Asheville, North Carolina. When you’ve never been Gem Mining, here is the concept, you get a bucket of dirt and utilizing water, you wash all of the dirt off and what is left should be, rocks and gems and issues. You by no means know what your going to get and generally you get nothing. So, should you don’t wish to get nothing, you then go to Elijah’s, the place they have premade buckets with gems already in them. Additionally they have buckets with Indian Artifacts and Fossils. Probably not prospecting here, but the kids have a variety of enjoyable as the sand sifts away and they see multi-colored gemstones. This stop was just a few miles off of the expressway into Asheville. Other gem mines are off the beaten path a ways, so it is dependent upon how a lot time it’s important to get to your subsequent destination.