Central Florida to New Orleans

Discussion in 'Road Trips/Touring' started by Mavagrand, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    Come August 1, my wife and I are loading up on the bike and heading to New ORleans. Gonna ride up on hwy 19, on the gulf side, through the pan handle of florida and into New Orleans. Don't have any idea what sort of attractions/restaurants are on this route as neither she nor I have driven this route before. anyone have any suggestions on "must see" places along this route? thanx.
     
  2. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Give me a holler when you get to Mississippi. We will go get the best BBQ you have ever tried! I'll PM you my number.
     
  3. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I,m a little prejudiced but one town up the coast from Ceder Key (tourist trap) has the best seafood rest in the area, Salt Creek. Hw19 to Old Town, Hw349 to Suwannee (24mi from Old Town). If you need a place to stay over after a great meal I'll open up the cottage for you. If your here in the morning I make a pretty good omelet.
     
  4. Lancer

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    The Naval Air Museum at NAS Pensacola is awesome.
     
  5. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    Redfish I will definately do that. Looking forward to it.

    Don. I appreciate the offer and just might take you up on it. Wife and I are looking forward to this ride and to meeting new people.

    Jayson, thanx for the info..El Governor sounds like my kinda place..

    I'll keep you guys posted.
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Have a great ride, wanted to do New Orleans from Jax. Florida, we did Jax, to Key West and bike week instead, there is always next year Be safe and take some pictures,:p Jack
     
  7. gator508

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    If you are taking the beach route from Pensacola west, stop in at the Flora-Bama on the FL AL state line. Always a hoot and the food is not bad either.

    If you holler at RedFish Joe, he is probably talking the Shed, the best BBQ around, I'll meet Ya'll there.
     
  8. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I'm always up for a BBQ ride, where is the Shed? Thought about starting a club called NBBQTF MC--No BBQ To Far Motorcycle Club.:newsmile100:
     
  9. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Gator that sounds like a plan.

    HDDon there are two Sheds here but the one in Gulfport is the better of the two. Food is the same just better parking, more elbow room and a nice area outside to enjoy the weekend blues bands.
     
  10. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Thanks Redfish I've got Gulfport on my radar for the next trip to Texas this summer.