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The Quick 10: 10 Places I Demanded to Stop on my Road Trip

Stacy Conradt
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Heeelloooo, _flossers! I'm back from my whirlwind road trip to Florida. I think we spent more time in the car than we did actually in the Sunshine State, but that's OK. I managed to get some good road trip stops in, so that's what I'm going to share with you today. I think my friend and my husband stopped letting me drive, because every time I did, the car would mysteriously find its way to exits with signs like "See the giant Superman!" They complain, but secretly they love me for it"¦ I think. Here are seven places I made them go and three that got slashed from the agenda.

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ringling /
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9. The Whistle Stop Café in Juliette, Ga. Aww. Another casualty due to time. I don't see myself passing through Juliette any time soon, but if anyone has sampled the fried green tomatoes there, be sure to share with us in the comments.

10. Graceland! I was definitely a little bummed about this one, but we were passing through Memphis somewhere around 4 a.m. and didn't really want to wait around for five hours for Elvis to get out of bed and show us his digs. Because he's alive, you know. I was also interested in stopping in Holly Springs, Miss., to see Graceland Too. We could have had ourselves a whole Elvis-themed road trip back: we also passed through Tupelo, his hometown. Alas, it was not to be. At least not this trip.

I thank you all for your wonderful suggestions and hope to hit more of them up sometime this summer. The City Museum in St. Louis sounds pretty awesome, and that's not so bad of a road trip from where we are. I think we might have to make a long weekend out of it in the next few months.

Next up? Milwaukee and Chicago in a couple of weeks, and the L.A. area over Memorial Day. I'd love to hear your suggestions for stops, as always. Comment or hit me with a Tweet and let me know where I should force my friends and family to stop! You can also check out my blog for more Road Trip goodness such as the Mark Game.

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