Trip #2 we decided not to stray too far from home and checked out the historical district in Lakeland. We came across a lot of antique shops. In one of the shops specifically, they had these very creepy dolls displayed in a way as if to be hidden around every corner. Lets just say we didn’t spend much of our time in there. There was incredible signage throughout the town, one of them being an old Arby’s sign shown here. It may not seem like much but there are these little gems hidden all over Florida.
So I’ve lived in Orlando basically my entire life, but I realized that even with living here for so long I really haven’t made the effort to go out and see the rest of Florida. There are all these hidden sites and small quaint towns that I would have never known about without the help of this book I came across called Day Trips from Orlando.
Day 1: DeLand, FL
DeLand was the first stop in the book of adventures. My first thing I thought was, “What is there to do in DeLand?” Little did I know there are so many old authentic buildings that make for great compositions. Two of my favorite stops were an old Pharmacy sign and an old movie theater in the downtown area.