Day 12: Thank you Florida!

I knew I could count on you.  A glorious day of sun, beaches for the dogs, and fun little discoveries en route to other destinations.  I snuck in some more Georgia stops close to the FL border this morning as well.  Not a high volume photo day since I was on the interstate logging lots of miles.  Tomorrow, should be able to finish this quick skim along the FL Panhandle and head into AL.  Probably three days of AL ahead.  Then similar amounts of time for MS & LA.

I’m trashed from all the driving and not much sleep.  Plus I had a mild bout of food poisoning today I think.  I’ll spare you the details but at one point in the afternoon, I needed a bathroom NOW and luckily was able to find one quickly.  So let’s get to the photos.

This church in Sparks, GA uses a model of their building for their sign:

This building looks pretty strange for a gas station but that’s what it must’ve been.  In Adel, GA:

This one in Hahira, GA goes into the “what were they thinking?” category.  I hope that gigunda canopy over the door doesn’t fall and crush someone one day.  And that wood covering is hideous – just my opinion.

A fairly intact former Imperial 400 Motel:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadsidepictures/2312053908/

Since we were near the water a lot today in FL, my ears were constantly assaulted by over-eager, beach-loving dogs.  I posted a video over at Flickr tonight:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/agilitynut/4458334235/

When not making me crazy, most of the time Nik spends his time in the very back of the van snoozing.  I have a good set up for him of blankets on top of all the organized plastic bins.  So he has complete privacy, sun and a great view.  But every once in a while, he peeks up and I see him in the rear view mirror like this (over-the-shoulder photo taken while driving, of course).  I guess he’s making sure we’re all still there?:

And, in closing, let’s turn our attention to Florida’s Welcome / Citrus Centers.  I guess technically this one is a GA Welcome Center since it’s on the GA side of I-75.  Can anyone identify what this building originally was used for (cause I don’t know)?

This one has me stumped as well (now where was this? I’d have to go get my notes which are not handy right now):

But at least I know that this one in Jacksonville was a Stuckey’s restaurant, right?:

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