It was a fast week in Orlando. Not the usual Orlando trip when you think of Orlando----no theme parks, no Mickey, no spending thousands of dollars. Instead we went birding and even took time out of the trip to get 2 new tires for our car. But it was a fun trip none the less.
Originally I had hoped to extend our trip and go to Clearwater or S. Florida, or even the Destin area for a day or 2, but we ended up just heading back to Georgia. We've done a lot of traveling this year, so going back to Georgia was almost like going on another vacation. I had actually reserved a couple nights at the new Wyndham Clearwater resort for 2 nights, but when I found out they charged $25/night for parking, I cancelled those reservations. I was also anxiously looking forward to checking out another Georgia State Park in the Southwest part of the state. It's a long way from north of Atlanta to do as a day trip, but was only about 70 miles out of the way heading back from Orlando. So that was our big plans for today---back to Buford by way of Providence Canyon State Park.
With the long day ahead of us, we pack up the car and were on the road by 8:30am.
Bye bye clover leafs with wetlands in the middle of them.
bye bye ranch lands
The typical pathway
Eventually we ended up on I-85, a scenic byway (which I agree with), and took that the rest of the way home. Didn't even have much of a slow down through Atlanta.