Mold-a-rama Machine

Once upon a time, I traveled exclusively by airplane on my vacations but once the food road trip bug bit me, I was never the same. I mean, I’m no Carpetbagger but I do travel by car for food a whole lot throughout the year.

When I was a kid we’d fly out to visit my Dad‘s mom in Glendale, California. We’d drive to Tijuana, Mexico, and Las Vegas, Nevada so the adults could have their fun.

My sister Michelle and I would hang out with our other grandmother at Circus Circus and spend all of our allowances on stuffed animals and tchotchkes. It was fun at the time.

The fam would also drive to Orlando for a yearly visit to the mouse and later Universal Studios. Trips to Tampa were sprinkled in here and there.

And then there were 2 Road Trippers

Since 1998, my wife Marcela and I traveled to Vegas a handful of times and one time to New York. Any other food road trip has been by car with the distance we’ve driven increasing every year.

Last year, we drove through and stopped in at restaurants and attractions in Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Tennessee. This year, there was no such luck; it started promising with a couple of food road trips in Northern Florida and Florida’s West Coast.

I find myself reminiscing about those trips and thought it’d be nice to revisit in the only way I know on my blog.

Here are 5 non-food-related road trip stops that I still look back on with great affection. Yes, non-food cause they need some love too!

Delta Blues Museum

Clarksdale, Mississippi


Potter’s Wax Museum

St. Augustine, Florida


Skunk Ape Research Headquarters

Ochopee, Florida


Third Man Records Store

Nashville, Tennessee


World of Coca-Cola & Georgia Aquarium

Atlanta, Georgia


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