Many, many visit the theme parks that have brought Florida worldwide attention - the Disney theme parks, Universal, Busch Gardens and more.
But how many people see the rest of Florida? The hidden wonders, the sometimes quirky towns, the fascinating history, the wildlife that some travel thousands of miles to see?
For that reason, I hope to bring you the Sunshine State the typical tourist may never get to see. This month, I plan to show you Florida, outside the theme parks, from A to Z.
Let's take a train ride together on "A" Day - the first day of the 30 day long Blogging from A to Z Challenge.
This is the Lorton station (near Washington, DC) in Virginia where you pick up the Auto Train.
|Art work, Auto Train station, Lorton, VA|
We will board the train in Lorton, Virginia. There is one train each day in each direction. Each is non stop (the one stop is for crew changes and the like) leaving around 4pm and arriving around 9am the next morning.
|Near Fredericksburg, VA|
|Breakfast on the Auto Train|
We will wake up, still in the dark, as we pass through Jacksonville, Florida, and walk into the dining car for breakfast.
Adventure awaits, as I participate in two memes this month, the Ultimate Blog Challenge #blogboost and "A" day on the #AtoZChallenge, where my theme is "Florida Outside the Theme Parks".
Please join me. Tomorrow, "B" there or "B" square.