The drive is only 10 hours, however we have two issues to deal with: a) We are in possession of a 17 month old kid who doesn't like being trapped in a car seat for 10 hours and b) I'm a geocacher, I need time to find tupperware in the woods. We decided to take two days. So on Wednesday afternoon we packed up the car and hit the road.
|The Sheldon Ruins|
Our second stop was our most interesting cache. It was at the Sheldon Ruins, a church that was built in 1755, burned by the British in 1779, rebuilt in 1826, and reburnt in1865 by the Federal Army. The south may rise again, but this church apparently is down for the count.
The site is a virtual cache (no container to find, but rather information to gather, in this case information from the gravestones on site).
|The Cat In The Hat|
The last interesting piece of information about the drive to Florida was when we stopped at a tourist information center because we were a) tourists, b) in need of a break, and most importantly c) they had free orange juice. (hey, my wife is Dutch - they never let free things pass them by).
The center had a really cool statue of The Cat In The Hat.
While there we bought admission tickets for the Kennedy Space Center (foreshadowing of a future blog post - hint hint).