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Travel Diary 1: McIntosh, Florida

I’m sure by now you’ve heard about the Category 4 or 5 hurricane, Matthew, that was projected to hit the East Coast of Florida last weekend.

Unfortunately, both my family and in-laws live between Central and South Florida, which gave us loads of anxiety and worry since we were unsure if Matthew would actually hit and cause damage. My mother and father had to evacuate and stay mainland at my brother’s home, which could easily weather the storm. I decided to travel with my partner and his parents close to the Gainesville area and visit with his family for a few days. It’s usually a two-hour trip up the Florida Turnpike, but it was easily a three and a half hour drive due to all the traffic along the way.

We arrived late Thursday and settled in for the night, but we were able to go sight-seeing most of Friday afternoon. McIntosh is a fairly small country town located about thirty minutes out of Gainesville, but some of the homes are very old and Victorian-themed. 🙂

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It was still pretty windy and rainy, so none of us were up to going in and looking around. We did get an opportunity to go into a historic looking bed-and-breakfast that looked right out of a Southern plantation. I wasn’t able to snap a photo of the outside, but the second story view is definitely something else.

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