Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fort Drum

About every 40-45 miles along the Florida Turnpike (which runs from Wildwood to Miami -- some 275 miles) there are plazas which offer a respite for tired drivers. You can buy gasoline, food, and assorted other goodies. Most important they offer restrooms.

When we first moved to Florida in 1985, these plazas were awful dumps! Through the years, however, they have been upgraded and now are quite pleasant. The authorities work very hard to keep the restrooms and other areas clean.

It is 300 miles from Ocala to Fort Lauderdale. This is the Fort Drum plaza which is approximately half-way.


joo said...

Good idea for drivers - sometimes it's just a must to stop and rest! 45 miles is 80 something kilometeres I think. Well never now for sure those things - miles, stones etc:)
Have a great day!

Cezar and Léia said...

It's so important during a trip when you find a clean place to take a break!Glad to know the news!
Léia :)

cieldequimper said...

Why on earth are they called plazas?

Jacob said...

@ Ciel - I dunno...plazas are open areas...they're also called rest stops.