Saturday, January 16, 2010

Winter Break Trip to Florida



Travel path: the blue line route (Des Moines - Chicago - West Lafayette - Louisville - Nashville - Ruby Falls - Lookout Mountain - Atlanta - Orlando - Daytona - Mobile - Mississippi - New Orleans - Memphis - Arkansas - St Louis - Kansas City - Ames)

Date: 20 December 2009 to 8 January 2010 (almost 20 days)

Cost : lebih kurang $1000 (banyak gile habis!)

20/12 - Des Moines: lepak kat rumah Afiq, Ganu dgn Vo, kumpul kat situ sebelum bertolak.

21/12 - malam 21hb sampai MSD Chicago, special thanks to Uncle Mahmud, Auntie Sarah, Nasir and Nadia. In short, ni la tempat paling best kitorang singgah sepanjang travel.

22/12 - main snow war kat halaman MSD, Oh ya, terjumpa Aizat (dak INTI) kat MSD ni dgn kawan2 die dari Michigan State Uni. Pastu kitorang g Old Orchard (outlet yg terdekat dgn MSD). Then g Millenium Park and makan kat one and only Halal KFC in US.

23/12 - arrived West Lafayette. Tumpang tido kat rumah Iman, Razman, Afif dgn Mahfuz (thanks korang!) and jumpa Kelantan kat rumah die :) Jalan2 kat Purdue U sebelum bertolak ke Nashville.

23/12 - Singgah Louisville, Kentucky sebelum sampai Vanderbilt U, Nashville Malam tu jalan2 around bandar Nashville (the music town). Lupa plak, kampung Miley Cyrus kat tempat ni r. Lagi satu, terjumpa Kumayl kat sini, die kata die nak kahwin this year, betul ke? :P

24/12 - Sebelum bertolak, kitorang beli souvenir Nashville, Tennesse banyak2. Pastu terus bergerak ke next destination, Atlanta. Singgah jap kat Ruby Falls and Lookout Mountain (dorang kata boleh nampak 7 states dari atas gunung tu, tapi kitorang x nampak semua, sebab cuaca tak berapa elok kot). Malam tu, kitorang sampai Holiday Inn, Atlanta, Georgia. Kat sini terjumpa Pooteen, Pior, Junaidi dgn Bai.

25/12 Jalan2 kat Atlanta Olympic Park and sembahyang kat Masjid Al-Farooq (one of the biggest mosques kat US). Pastu, terus gerak ke Orlando, Florida. Tido kat Motel 6 (ni penaja utama kitorang :)

=====Time to enjoy!!!=====

26/12 - Universal Studios (Attraction yg kitorang masuk/main: Shrek 4D, Twister, Revenge of the Mummy, Disaster, MIB, The Simpsons Ride)

27/12 - Universal's Island of Adventure (Attraction yg kitorang masuk/main: The Cat in the Hat, Sky Seuss Train Ride Choo! Choo! :), Dueling Dragons, Poseidon's Fury, The Mystic Fountain, Jurassic Park River Adventure, Jurassic Park Discovery Center, Dudley Ripsaw Falls, Popeye Bilge-Rat Barges, The Amazing adventure of Spider Man, Dr Doom's Fearfall, The Incredible Hulk Roller Coaster) pening, mabuk, basah kuyup, tapi yang penting semua benda kat park ni best!

28/12 - Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum and Pleasure Island, Downtown Disney.

29/12 - Animal Kingdom, Disneyworld Florida. Had a good time here walaupun agak crowded and menyesal sebab tak dapat masuk Kilimanjaro Safari. The best attraction here: Expedition Everest! :O

30/12 - EPCOT, Disneyworld Florida. Had memorable experience here. Illuminations: Reflections of Earth(Persembahan air dgn bunga api) is the best!

31/12 - Hollywood's Studio, Disneyworld Florida. Main attractions: Rock n Roll Roller Coaster, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular and Fantasmic. Happy New Year!

1/12 - Orlando Premium Outlet and again, Pleasure Island.

2/12 - Magic Kingdom, Disneyworld Florida where dreams come true! (absolutely, bagi dak2 r). Main attractions: jumpa character2 Disney, and of course the iconic Disney's Castle.

3/12 - Daytona International Speedway (selalu main game kat arcade je), Daytona Beach, main Beach Soccer kat sini (Aku, Tokey, Vo, Ganu, Afiq 8-3 Luqman, Ajwad, Shamel, Acap, Mirul) Kitorang menang walaupun main 4 orang, Afiq kena kad merah, hahaha.

4/12 - arrived Mobile, Alabama. g Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Then, bertolak ke New Orleans, Louisiana.

5/12 - round2 New Orleans, that night bertolak ke St Louis. (singgah Memphis dgn Arkansas semass perjalanan).

6/12 - arrived St Louis, Missouri. g Lewis and Clark Museum, City of St Charles Ecopark dan rumah Faizan (president Muslim Student Assoc kat Drake U).

7/12 - Gateaway Arch, St Louis. Singgah Kansas City.

8/12 - tersekat kat Km69 highway 35. Tayar kereta VW meletup and kereta Camry masuk dalam timbunan salji, haha, kelakar gile tapi setiap kejadian ada hikmah die. Kalau kitorang teruskan perjalanan malam tu, confirm kitorang jadi mangsa snow storm. Dalam pukul 10 pagi, sampai Des Moines. Tido jap kat rumah Acap, Tokey, Shamel dgn Mirul. Pukul 9 malam, bertolak balik ke Ames. The end.


p/s: gambar2 sepanjang travel akan diupload dalam post seterusnya.

2 comments:

IwaN ReaZ said...

masih blum berpeluang wat trip yg best mcm tuh..
jelesnye~~ :)

James cuck said...

what a nice place trip guys.

Tampa aquarium