We left Daytona area to head back up towards SW Georgia. I want to meet a woman that has helped me with my Queen Family Genealogy, as she and I have a common ancestor, Great-Great-Great Grandparents John and Mary Queen.
We stopped over night along the way in Tallahassee, FL at the Elks Lodge. The RV spaces are tucked away in among the trees with full hookups. We visited the lodge and were being greeted by everyone that came into the lounge. They recognized new faces and were very friendly and willing to come over and introduce themselves and chat. They showed us their meeting room which houses the beautiful original furniture from Lodge #1 in New York (from the 1800's) that was bought for a steal in the early 1915 when Lodge #1 was remodeling. Ever since then, Lodge #1 has been trying to get the furniture back, and Tallahassee loves telling this story. The furnishings are beautiful dark wood with elaborate carvings and several of the piecs have BPOE 1 carved on them.
On our way up to Tallahassee we passed through Jacksonville, crossing the St. John River that traverses the length of Florida. We passed marinas and the Osceola National Forest, some corfields and even saw a few patches of wildflowers along the roadside.