#FloridaForty Day 8 Lady Lake to Clermont

Yet another day of cold, but it didn’t stop us from getting out and seeing the city of Clermont.

We stopped first for breakfast at the 24/7 Donut King, which did not disappoint!

Our adventures included another stop at Target and Walmart, as well as an impromptu stop at the library to get some books to read on the road.

We drove through the downtown area of Clermont on the way to their Harley Dealership, to collect another poker chip.

Finally, calling it a day, we finished up with some coffee and hot chocolate.  Gig-up was happy with that plan!



#FloridaForty Day 7 Eatonville to Lady Lake

Nothing extra unique about the city, except that we thought the name was pretty cool.


The cold, rainy, cloudy day was back so we didn’t do too much.


However we made yet another trip to Walmart (7 times in 7 days) and a second trip to Target.


But Target was a score as the twins (Kelly and Madison) made a mandatory stop at the Starbucks in the store and we loaded up on some more 90% off wrapping paper.

While we are enjoying the snuggling, lazy weather, we are looking forward to getting more south and seeing some sun.

We know the kids sure are!

#FloridaForty Day 6 Howey-in-the-Hills to Eatonville

What a day!  We stepped back in time and saw a piece of history, visited 3 Harley Davidson shops, saw Mackenzie’s face light up while at the same time shedding tears, had a picnic lunch by the lake, and William once again lost his wallet.

Yeah…what a day!

Though it was a little bit out of the way, there was no way we couldn’t stop in Eatonville.  Founded in 1887, Eatonville was the first all black city to be incorporated in America.  We love their city motto: “Progress through Understanding.”

While only a population of roughly 2400, the city is still about 90% black.  And you can tell that the culture has had a huge impact on the city. It was awesome seeing the churches’ parking lots full, as we drove through during service time.


From Eatonville, we decided to see if we could “run into” Mackenzie’s favorite YouTubers (KKandBabyJ).  She literally knows everything about them.  She knew of two places that they often frequented, so of course we went to both.

First, we stopped at a Target and didn’t run into them (but did find some great deals on Christmas stuff).  So, we decided to head down to New Orleans Cajun Seafood in Orlando, where one of the YouTubers’ mother worked.

As soon as she walked in, she instantly noticed the sister of her favorite YouTuber.  Mackenzie, already melting down, said, “Jackie?!?!”


Thankfully, Jackie was sweet enough to take a picture and FaceTime her brother (who was staying at home with his sick child).

William couldn’t understand all of it, but both he and Kelly loved how excited she was, as you can tell from the video.

Continuing down into Orlando, we visited another 3 Harley Davidson dealerships, adding to our already expansive collection of clothing, accessories, and collectibles.

Always on the lookout for the oldest, or largest, or craziest something, we stopped by the World’s Largest Entertainment McDonald’s.  It was huge.  It had an arcade, two stories, and you could order fresh pizza and pasta.  For real!!

Our day was full for sure.  Especially after getting back to the campground and realizing that William had lost his wallet.  Thankfully, it was lost while at the campground and someone had turned it in to the front office!