Hand-carved out of 2 Million pounds of ice depicting multiple holiday scenes from the 1965 animated television special – A Charlie Brown Christmas, the ICE Festival organised at the Gay Lord Palms Hotel in Kissimmee (near Orlando), Florida, is one of the most spectacular ‘winter’ events in all of the Sunshine state.
Every year, during the end of September to start of October, weeks before it is covered in beautiful, colourful foliages of all hues, a 400 ton ‘beast’ chugs through the scenic valley of Cuyahoga National Park and provides visitors with an unique experience to cherish a lifetime.
Riding on this 400 ton of historic wonder I was left awestruck on my first ride of the Nickel Plate Road no. 765 last year and could not wait to share my experience of the same with everyone.
Ironically, with a major overhaul on way for my photo blog, things had to wait.
With around 23 miles of beautiful beach famous for its hard-packed sand that allows vehicles to drive on the beach in restricted areas, the Daytona beach rightfully nicknamed as “The World’s Most Famous Beach” or “The Spring Break Capital of the World” is the most happening beach in North-East Florida.
Being decently active at maintaining and updating my blog at regular intervals (at least twice a month) to suddenly stopping adding new posts and then finally hanging up a maintenance page on it for almost a year and a half. It was not a random decision, definitely not an easy one.
So why do it ?
My journey from the City of Joy to the Sunshine State of Florida was a long and memorable one. It was also a journey of many Firsts.
My First International Travel – My First journey through numerous Time Zones – My first epic 14 hours flight ( a major chunk of the 30+ hours Journey) … to mention a few.