Today we drove for over 7 hours from North Carolina and through two states (South Carolina and Georgia) and we’re now in the Sunshine State of Florida!
We stayed at the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Hotel in Charlotte and although the hotel has accessible rooms, the toilet is not commode chair compatible. Even though it was a quick stop in Charlotte, we did visit a few sites before leaving for Florida.
Mert’s Heart & Soul: We wanted to find some southern comfort food and boy did we find it at Mert’s! The decor inside was soulful with lots of memorabilia of soul singers and posters of Broadway shows. Terrence and I would highly recommend the fried catfish, the flavour and the texture of the meat was incredible! The restaurant is accessible and so are the washrooms although in the men’s restroom there’s no door for the stall.
The Billy Graham Library: Rated #1 attraction on Trip Advisor we decided to check it out before leaving. To enter the library it is free of charge and when you get in you feel peaceful as it is a quiet sanctuary. I was impressed with the converted barn that housed Billy Grahams life story and was relieved to be in an air conditioned facility as it was hot outside. Even if you’re not religious i’d recommend you going as they have a food court with awesome soft serve ice cream!
We’re now in St. Augustine, Florida where we will be staying for the night before heading down to Port Canaveral.
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