Rest Stops

Rest Stop: Hampton Inn – Naples, Florida

Sandy, sleepy, and sunburnt, we arrived in Naples, Florida, for the night.  Hampton Inn is  huge step up from the Super 8/Days Inn type hotel we’d been staying in, and we had a nice, clean room in Naples. Breakfast at Hampton Inn is much the same as Days Inn, so nothing new to report here.… Continue reading Rest Stop: Hampton Inn – Naples, Florida

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Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path: Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach is not actually off the beaten path as the title implies. I do not have a category for "tourist traps based on nature". After dinner, we took time for a walk on the beach with ten-thousand of our closest friends.  The gulf beaches are acclaimed for their beauty and people generally seem… Continue reading Off the Beaten Path: Fort Myers Beach

Must-Eat Meals

Must Eat Meals: Florida – Key Lime Pie

Tallahassee is in the extreme north of Florida, and our next destination was in the far south.  August 2 was cloudy and rainy in western Florida, which made it a good day to be confined to the car. Everyone raves about Fort Myers Beach.  As it was directly along our route, we planned to stop and… Continue reading Must Eat Meals: Florida – Key Lime Pie

The State House

The State House: Florida

After leaving the small town of Eufaula, Alabama, we followed the state border south, crossing into Georgia at a strange town named Fort Gaines.  Fort Gaines is apparently half in Alabama and half in Georgia.  They want you to be very clear which state you are in.  Every store, street sign, or advertisement we saw… Continue reading The State House: Florida

Rest Stops

Rest Stop: Super 8 – Eufaula, Alabama

Part of the fun of a road trip is taking the less traveled path.  Driving from Atlanta, Georgia, to Tallahassee, Florida, meant driving right along the Georgia-Alabama border.  Our hotel for the night led us back across the border into Alabama for the night, into the little town of Eufaula. The Super 8 in Eufaula,… Continue reading Rest Stop: Super 8 – Eufaula, Alabama

Must-Eat Meals

Must Eat Meals: Georgia – Peach Cobbler

After a hiatus to actually blog about the trips we took this summer, I'm ready to finish 2017's LONG trip.  Sorry for the convoluted path, but I want to get caught up.  Hopefully once 2017 is done, I'll get to 2019 on time. 😉 I left off having explored the great city of Atlanta, Georgia.… Continue reading Must Eat Meals: Georgia – Peach Cobbler

Other Eats

Other Eats: Mark Twain Dinette – Hannibal, Missouri

We drove north from St. Louis, following the Mississippi River, thanks to our GPS deciding to take us a slightly longer route than the one we had originally intended.  On the upside, the new route took us through the hometown of renowned American author Mark Twain.  Arriving at dinner time, we stopped to eat in… Continue reading Other Eats: Mark Twain Dinette – Hannibal, Missouri

Made in America

Made In America: Clydesdale Experience Tour at Grant’s Farm

Advanced research is always a good idea before a trip, and sometimes you find a tour or attraction that you would have missed otherwise.  That was the case with our trip to Grant’s Farm.  While the park itself was underwhelming, the Clydesdale Experience Tour was a highlight of our weekend. The tour costs $25 per… Continue reading Made In America: Clydesdale Experience Tour at Grant’s Farm

Made in America

Made in America: Grant’s Farm

Associated more with beer than presidents, Grant’s Farm is situated on land that was given as a wedding gift to Ulysses and Julia Grant and is directly across the road from White Haven and the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.  Today, this site has little to do with history and more to do with… Continue reading Made in America: Grant’s Farm

Moments in History

Moments in History: Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

Determined not to let a disappointing breakfast dampen our day, we arrived at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site at 8:55a.m.  We enjoyed the cool of the day while waiting for the visitor center to open.  St. Louis had a heat advisory for the weekend, meaning it was going to be well over 100 degree… Continue reading Moments in History: Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site