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USA 2005 - FLORIDA here we come!

Facts about Florida

Remark : all distances are one way

Day 1
4/9/2005 (SUNDAY)

Distance 40 km

Townshouse   EXECUTIVE PLUS VILLAs met privé zwembad
             Deze prachtige, luxueuze villas bevinden zich op 10 à
             20 minuten rijden van de Disney-parken en werden
             recent (veelal in de laatste 3 jaar) gebouwd. De woonen
             leefruimtes zijn meestal groter dan in een traditionele
             villa, u vindt er een ruimer zwembad, veelal met jacuzzi,
             breder zonneterras en meubels van een hoge kwaliteit.
             De urbanisaties zijn elitair en bevinden zich dikwijls
             naast golfterreinen en verzorgde, goed onderhouden grasvelden.

Todo         http://www.internationaldriveorlando.com/


Script       Rental car pickup + Dinner in Orlando + Villa inspection + Universal city walk? (Hard Rock Cafe Orlando)
    Actual brochure pictures of townshouse                             

             Picture of downtown Orlando


Day 2
5/9/2005 (MONDAY)
Florida Mall, 8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando
Caladesi Island / Daytona Beach

Avg Distance 170 km (Caladesi WestCoast)
Avg Distance 90 km (Daytona EastCoast)

Todo         http://www.old-town.com/location.shtml /     http://www.orlandotouristinformationbureau.com/shopping/malls/floridamall.htm /           
             http://www.belz.com/factory/locations/orlando/ / http://www.daytonabeach.com/ /                   

Script       Shop till you drop! + beachday
    Daytona beach / Caladesi Island beach (ferry)                    

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The driving directions for Caladesi Island SP are the same as those for Honeymoon Island SP. The ferry service to Caladesi leaves from HISP hourly beginning at 10 AM. Folks can call the ferry service directly 727-734-1501. From I-75 (north of Tampa): I-75 south to I-275 south towards Tampa. Follow I-275 south to Hillsborough Ave west (SR-580). Take SR 580 west to SR-586 fork then left. Follow SR-586 into park. From I-75 (south of Tampa): I-75 north to I-4. I-4 to I-275 north. I-275 to Hillsborough Ave west (SR-580). SR-580 west to SR-586 fork then left. Follow SR-586 west into park.  

Day 3
6/9/2005 (TUESDAY)
Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay

Distance  140km

Todo        http://www.buschgardens.com/buschgardens_default.aspx / http://www.undercovertourist.com/tickets/orlando/busch-gardens-tampa/index.htm
Script      Theme park here we come ;-)

                        Busch Gardens Theme Park Map -  congo, serengeti plain, stanleyville, timbuktu, nairobi, myombe reserv, morocco, egypt  in Tampa Florida

Day 4
7/9/2005 (WEDNESDAY)

Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Distance    240km
Script      Tubing rides that lasts for more then 3 hrs


The crystalline Ichetucknee River flows six miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joins the Santa Fe River. In 1972, the head spring of the river was declared a National Natural Landmark by the U. S. Department of the Interior. From the end of May until early September, tubing down the river is the premier activity in the area. In addition to tubing, visitors can enjoy picnicking, snorkeling, scuba diving, canoeing, swimming, hiking, and wildlife viewing. White-tailed deer, raccoons, wild turkeys, wood ducks and great blue herons can be seen from the river. Picnic areas, equipped with tables and grills, are available throughout the park. A full-service concession offers food, refreshments, and outdoor products from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tubes plus snorkeling and diving equipment can be rented from private vendors outside the park. Located four miles northwest of Fort White, off State Roads 47 and 238.


Day 5
8/9/2005 (THURSDAY)
Kennedy Space Center

Distance    80km

Todo        http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/home/index.html

Script      Worlds apart from Orlando’s theme parks, but only 45 minutes away.
            Plan on a full day to explore NASA’s launch headquarters,
            located on a huge island wildlife refuge eight times the size of Manhattan.

            Each year, millions of visitors from across the world make the trek to
            this hub of technology and discovery, where many of mankind’s greatest
            accomplishments take place.

            At Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, you get the unique chance to tour – up close –
            NASA’s launch and landing facilities. Experience interactive simulators,
            live shows and jaw-dropping encounters with massive rockets. As well as have the opportunity
            to meet a real member of NASA’s Astronaut Corps.

            It’s all what you can expect from an inspiring day at Kennedy Space Center.



Day 6
9/9/2005 (FRIDAY)

Distance    464km

Script      Spending the day with crododiles and other squishy things...




Day 7
10/9/2005 (SATURDAY)

Tubing day in Kelly & Rock Springs state park

Distance    34km
Todo        http://www.orangecountyfl.net/dept/cesrvcs/parks/ParkDetails.asp?ParkID=22

Script      Swimming, tubing, relaxing




Day 8
11/9/2005 (SUNDAY)
MIAMI city

Distance    395km
Todo        http://www.ci.miami.fl.us/pages/visitors.asp


Script      Miami city, visit / Sawgrass Mills Mall (2nd popular destination in Florida)



Day 9
12/9/2005 (MONDAY)


Day 10
13/9/2005 (TUESDAY)

Distance    20km
Todo        http://www.wetnwild.com/Orlando/Main/Main.asp

Script      A day full of H2O fun



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