Wanderlust Part 4 of 5 – A Road-trip to the Florida Keys and Other Sunsets…or Waterfalls

We ran away from Florida with the big ocean and gulf full of wild fishes to the Georgia Aquarium! Fact: I love aquariums. Fact: Eva took me on a date to the Camden Aquarium. What a little romantic she is. We didn’t make many plans throughout our trip, but we did agree to go to the largest aquarium in the freakin world.

I got the closest I’ve ever been to a penguin, witnessed the massiveness of whale sharks, and saw a dolphin show (don’t worry, it is safe for children). The show was really kiddy, but there were pretty awesome tricks. Kind of makes me wish I followed through with Marine Bio in college.

Sunsets and Waterfalls

After the aquarium we knew we wanted to make it to some waterfalls. Far away from South of the Border and its many billboards was a lovely pit stop. Normally we reserve these stops for stretching and what not, but I felt decent about my photography skills so we snapped some shots. Maybe this isn’t a big attraction to you, but for me it captures what it is like to be on the road.

By night we aimed to be in North Carolina because Siri told us there was a place to see waterfalls. This drive was probably the most nerve recking for me because I wasn’t driving, the roads had more curves than a snake, and it was pitch black. Slow and steady won the race, and thanks to Wal-Mart we had a place to sleep by the falls so we could see them bright and early.

Wake up early, get in the car, drive a half hour down the road, get directions, end up directly next to the Wal-Mart again because we were actually right next to the falls! Who cares because these things were worth it, and I made sure to capture the moments as much as possible. Eva is a trooper for letting me take a bunch of photos, and I tried some long exposure shots to make the waterfalls look more dramatic.

One of the best surprises on the trip was driving through the weirdest, three-home towns, and stumbling on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This absolutely amazing scenic road runs through North Carolina and Virginia providing fun winding turns and attractions along the way. We saw some motorcyclist, which made me extremely jealous and planting the seed to want to return. Asheville was our last stop in North Carolina so we could grab some food. The record shops and expensive thrift stores reminded me of home, and, unfortunately, we were off the Blue Ridge Parkway so there was no reminder of being lost in the woods.

Written by Michael Forgie

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ YouTube Vimeo 


  1. snap hack says:

    Right here is the perfect webpage for anyone who really wants to understand
    this topic. You understand so much its almost hard
    to argue with you (not that I personally would want
    to…HaHa). You definitely put a fresh spin on a
    topic that’s been discussed for years. Great stuff, just wonderful!

  2. Alejandrina says:

    May I just say what a comfort to discover an individual who
    truly knows what they’re talking about online.

    You definitely understand how to bring a problem to light and
    make it important. More and more people should check this out and understand this side of your story.
    I was surprised that you aren’t more popular given that you definitely have the gift.

  3. Kristofer says:

    There is no need to purchase bottled water, which is expensive; you
    can store your own fresh drinking water for purposes of drinking in vertical storage tanks.
    There is considerable expense involved with installing a septic tank.
    Today there are various insulation materials that are used directly
    over the exterior of the tire before the finish is applied.

  4. magnificent issues altogether, you simply received a new reader.

    What might you recommend about your submit that you
    just made some days in the past? Any positive?

  5. Woah! I’m really enjoying the template/theme of this site.

    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s
    challenging to get that “perfect balance” between user friendliness and appearance.
    I must say you’ve done a fantastic job with this. In addition, the blog loads super fast
    for me on Chrome. Excellent Blog!

  6. Dorothy says:

    Most of the card dealers sell their cards online through websites that specialize in international calling cards.
    No software to buy, no code to learn, all you need is to
    be a little Internet savvy and know how to click your mouse.
    The website templates are well-equipped with HTML coding which could result into better looking websites in minor
    budget also.

  7. Thanks for finally talking about >Florida Keys Road-trip |
    Wanderlust | Pisgah Falls | Michael P. Forgie <Loved it!

  8. Undeniably imagine that that you said. Your favorite reason appeared to be at the web the easiest thing
    to keep in mind of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while
    other folks consider concerns that they plainly don’t
    know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the highest as neatly as outlined
    out the whole thing without having side effect , people
    could take a signal. Will likely be back to get more.

  9. Quality articles is the key to interest the visitors
    to pay a visit the web site, that’s what this web page is providing.

  10. I have read so many content about the blogger lovers but this post is in fact a good paragraph, keep it up.

  11. A motivating discussion is definitely worth comment.

    There’s no doubt that that you should write more on this subject,
    it may not be a taboo matter but generally people don’t speak about such subjects.
    To the next! Cheers!!

  12. El rojo intenso de nuestras grandes rosas es sin duda una forma especial de decir todo cuanto sientes.

Leave a Comment