Tuesday, March 6, 2018 – Sun, Fun, Traffic, Strawberries, Good Friends and a Contusion

So Judy heard about the Florida Strawberry Festival and it was decided that we were going to go.  Well….it was 125 miles from Daytona.  Oh well…we called our friends, Dana & Eddy that moved to Florida last year.  They live about an hour from Plant City, FL where the festival is held.

So we left the condo about 8:45 this morning and headed 125 miles southwest.  Most of the trip was on I-4.  Traffic was very heavy most of the trip especially the portion that runs along the Orlando area.

We arrived about 11:00am and met Dana & Eddy.  So the festival is basically like a state fair.  It runs 11 days and there is a large carnival, entertainment, several buildings of exhibits and items for sale along with more junk food stands than I have ever seen.  It also was the cleanest fair/festival I have ever seen.

So it was sunny and 80 degrees today.  We enjoyed wandering around and eating.  There was strawberry shortcake, lemonade, chicken on a stick, a hot dog and a funnel cake.

We all had a great time.  Here are some photos from our day.


We left Plant City about 4:30.  Once we got close to Orlando the traffic was terrible and it stayed that way all along the Orlando communities.  I don’t know how the locals handle that.  We stopped in Sanford (40 minutes from Daytona) for dinner.

While leaving the restaurant there was an incident that involved Judy falling over in the van (no alcohol was involved) and she says it was my fault (it was not) and her arm has a contusion.  Can you tell she is a court reporter?  I would say she has a big goose egg on her arm.

We arrived back at the condo at 8:30pm.

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