Around the Orlando Area
If you are still looking for photos of “wild or wacky” to add to your collection, you can find some in the Orlando area.
· Giant Ice Cream Stand similar to other Twistee Treats.
· Crazy Wizard Gift Shop
A giant Wizard adorns the top a gift store. He has a huge beard, his outstretched arms extend the length of the building, and his staff glows with neon at night. (5265 W Bronson Memorial Hwy about 3.5 mi E of I-4 exit 64).
· Giant Golf Ball on Tee
A giant yellow golf ball on a purple tee advertises a miniature golf course. (2845 Florida Plaza Blvd)
· World’s Largest Orange at Orange World
Eli's Orange World has the world's largest orange. You can find a wide array of citrus themed products there. It appeared in the movie "Marvin's Room" and the "Program About Unusual Buildings & Other Roadside Stuff," a 2004 PBS documentary.
~I hope you were able to use some of these ideas for a much needed stop either to or from Orlando…or just had some laughs reading them… or will save them as ideas for future trips for yourselves or visitors…
~If someone in your vehicle has a Smart phone, you can find highway information: www.i10guide.com, www.i75guide.com and www.i95guide.com
To save you time….check one of the above websites for probably everything you can think of along your road trip….
· Camping/RV Parks
· City Guides
· Gas prices
· Mileage calculators
· Outlet Malls (? Save your money for SAGA Market!)
· Rest Areas
· Traffic, accidents or construction
· Travel links
This link will calculate your driving time or miles http://www.travelmath.com/driving-time
Wild and Wacky or Worth the Stop or Detour was a wonderful learning experience for me… and I apologize for its lengthiness due to my fascination with the areas and some of the offerings. I hope to travel the I 10 and I 75 someday (I have already done the I 95). I certainly would need to incorporate some of Lisa’s information on FABRIC STORES!!!
HAVE A SAFE TRIP!
See you in Orlando!
Region One Representative