Best Family Restaurant —
1. Cracker Barrel (make sure you each get a 10 cent candy stick and sit on the front porch after the meal)
2. Fazoli’s kids eat free night
3. Denny’s kids eat free night
4. Culver’s kid’s meals – where else can you geta good meal, drink, and ice cream dessert? Ok, DQ does the same…but I like Culver’s better.
Best RV gas station — Flying J (everything the RVer needs: Cheap fuel, water, and a dump station) I’m also liking Loves Truck stop. They have it all too.
Best Travel song — Life is a Highway — Rascal Flatts/ On the Road again — Willie Nelsen
Best place to rent a video — Red Box (return anywhere). Netflix can be streamed right through the phone…into your TV.
Best breakfast foods — Krispy Kreme Factory & Panera Bread with their to-die-for Cinnamon Crunch Bagels (get the baker’s dozen)
Best Ice Cream — Stone Cold Creamery (pricey but oh, so good)
Best Wi-Fi — McD’s and Panera Bread
Best travel snack — Cherry Twizzlers (the kind you pull apart)
Best travel aid —
1. Low tech — Rand McNalley Road Atlas with Wal-Mart directory
2. Garmin GPS or our Iphone
Best road side service — Good Sam’s Emergency Road side service plan, $90 for free towing — Indispensable
Best Road — The Father Road (I-65, I-24, 1-75 Chicago to Orldando), The Mother Road (Route 66), and the Uncle Ned Road (I-95)…I’m also liking I-10 from St. Augustine, FL all the way to Houston, TX….one more – Alligator alley (40) south Florida!!
Best Sweet Tea — MacAllister’s and Cracker Barrel
Best Rest Stop — Ohio Turnpike rest areas
Best Souvenir T-shirt — Moon Marble Company, Bonner Springs, KS (it glows in the dark)
Best History Area — Washington DC/ Gettysburg/Valley Forge area
Best Cheesy tourist spot — South of the Border, SC
Best Travel Game — License plate bingo…of course.
Best Family Travels Books — Kids Love Travel Books
Best Campground — Fort Wilderness at Walt Disney World. No contest!
Got some bests? I’d love to hear them.