I just got back from a week long Thanksgiving vacation in Florida with my sister and brother-in-law. I have to say, Disney World is a very unique place on Earth, and I truly enjoyed my 5 days there. We had a good hotel, a good rental car (Mercury Grand Marquis), and an awesome weather to complement the long needed vacation.
I drove for more than a thousand miles on this trip, passing through North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia to reach Florida, and I have to say that I prefer driving in NC the most out of all of them. True, NC doesn’t have good well-maintained roads, but I feel that more drivers in NC drive by the book than in the states I passed by.
There was absolutely no adherance to posted speed limits wherever I went to in the Orlando and Kissimmee area. A lot of the times I got weird stares because I was going “slow” at about 50 mph in a 40 mph limit. To a great extent, traffic was similar to that of Mumbai around the theme parks with people changing lanes like crazy or tailgating closely.
I think I saw all of 2 cop cars in a week. On the other hand, there were Crown Vics with flashing lights all over the place as soon as we entered Georgia. No one was speeding. Same in SC and NC.
So, there, Florida has one more attraction for you. The opportunity to drive your V10 race car super-aggressively as you head down to Disney World to meet your favorite princesses and animals!
I plan to make a small web page/site about my trip pretty soon!