Florida Day 1-3: The Long Drive Down

This is the first in a series of posts about our vacation to Florida. We had a fun, if exhausting, 11 day trip. Highlights (other than the thrillling 40 hours of driving) included a trip to the Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a stay at Grandma’s, a trip to the beach, three days at Disney World, a day in Savannah, and a drive along the Blue Ridge parkway.

Louisville at night, handheld camera at 70 mph. Pretty bad, but I thought it was interesting.

Louisville at night, handheld camera at 70 mph. Pretty bad, but I thought it was interesting.

Tennessee at 70 mph. It was interesting to watch the seasons change as we drove farther south.

Tennessee at 70 mph. It was interesting to watch the seasons change as we drove farther south.

All tuckered out from a late night and big breakfast.

All tuckered out from a late night and big breakfast.

Daddy wasn't the only one who had work to get done on the drive down.

Daddy wasn't the only one who had work to get done on the drive down.

You know you're in Tennessee when...

You know you're in Tennessee when...

An interesting looking bluff along the side of the highway

An interesting looking bluff along the side of the highway

Driving into Chattanooga, TN. There are actually supposed to be two lanes here. For bicycles, maybe?

Driving into Chattanooga, TN. There are actually supposed to be two lanes here. For bicycles, maybe?

The Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Full of fun stuff for kids to do.

The Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Full of fun stuff for kids to do.

Ian inspecting some millipedes at the Creative Discovery Museum

Ian inspecting some millipedes at the Creative Discovery Museum

Kyle explores a cave at the Creative Discovery Museum

Kyle explores a cave at the Creative Discovery Museum

Here, Ian -- you stick YOUR hand in that hole in the rock...

Here, Ian -- you stick YOUR hand in that hole in the rock...

Doctor Livingstone, I presume?

Doctor Livingstone, I presume?

Mommy, can he come home with us?

Mommy, can he come home with us?

Climbing the tall steps

Climbing the tall steps

Gears!!!

Gears!!!

What does this contraption do?

What does this contraption do?

Kyle pulling himself up in a pully-driven lift chair

Kyle pulling himself up in a pully-driven lift chair

Kyle in the tall tower at the Creative Discovery Museum

Kyle in the tall tower at the Creative Discovery Museum

Slinky craziness!!

Slinky craziness!!

Dreaming of Mickey

Dreaming of Mickey

The view from our "conversation mirror"

The view from our "conversation mirror"

And finally, the sight that greeted us as we drove into Lakeland, Florida. Vultures eating a dead armidillo. Yummy.

And finally, the sight that greeted us as we drove into Lakeland, Florida. Vultures eating a dead armidillo. Yummy.

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