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Swim with the Sharks
|2 - ||"Instant" custom- made suit |
|3 - ||Leave some “Spare” Room for BBQ Chicken |
|4 - ||Say “Cheese” in NYC |
|5 - ||Christmas Spirit |
|6 - ||Catch us Live in DC, GA and FL |
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NJ Exit 3: Give someone an amazing holiday gift, or just take an I-95 pit stop yourself and try the Adventure Aquarium's "Swim with the Sharks" program. After a briefing and snorkeling lesson, you enter the Shark Realm "where you’ll come within inches of sand tiger sharks, sandbar sharks, nurse sharks and barracuda", and if that wasn’t enough to rattle your nerves, you are then allowed into the Sting Ray Lagoon to swim with and feed dozens of sting rays. To prove your bravery, a photo is taken and you are awarded the snorkel and mask for your memories. While there, you just gotta see the hippos. Though Button and Genny jump and float (can't swim) and seem so playful under water, they are the most dangerous animal to man and have no natural predators. There's a cafe, 4-D theatre and a huge gift shop. 1 Aquarium Dr. Hours: Daily 9:30-5 www.adventureaquarium.com Tel: 800-616-JAWS or 856-365-3300
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VA Exit 173: The Tailored Man - Like the ubiquitous MacDonald's hamburger which tastes the same the world over, the well-made Hong Kong suit has been stitched by Chinese tailors for travelers from all over the world in pretty much the same time-honored way. They have honed the skill of taking a Savile row type of fitting - with 19 measurements - and offer suits in a myriad of fabrics, and they can have it ready for you in a couple of weeks (or 7 days if you must have it!), at very affordable prices. Shirts can be custom-made too. Get measured on your way down South and pick up your custom suit and/or shirts on your return trip. This is a US beachhead for one of these companies: The Tailored Man, 5243 Duke St. Hours: Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5. www.tailoredman.com Tel: 703-751-7868.
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SC Exit 38: Strike Zone - Food and fun can go together if you stop at the Strike Zone bowling alley in Brunswick GA and sample their lip-smacking barbequed chicken. Bowling must be coming back, for these are spanking brand new lanes. You can also play in the amusement arcades or billiards room. The Pit Barbecue is a full barbecue restaurant on the premises where you can also eat chicken sandwiches, salads, burgers, baked stuffed potatoes and an award winning Brunswick stew. 380 Millennium Blvd. Hours: Mon-Thurs 10-10, Fri and Sat 10 to midnight, Sun 11-10. www.tgistrikezone.com Tel: 912-265-6600.
| ||4 - Say “Cheese” in NYC || |
NY Exit 1 or 2: Here’s a new idea in hotel guest amenities. Technology companies who want prospective customers to try their new products have turned to hotel chains for help. Sony and Fujifilm USA have teamed up with Rosewood Hotels and Resorts to offer guests the use of digital cameras and portable game consoles during their stays. On I-95, the first one I’ve found to offer this is the swanky Carlyle in New York City. They have the Fuji FinePix V10 digital camera, which is a pocket-size camera with four video games built into it. Go crazy taking pix of the Big Apple, and then they will download them for you to take home. Since they only have a few to hand out, if you want to try one out ask the concierge when you arrive. 35 East 76th St. Tel: 800 227-5737 or 212.744.1600. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.thecarlyle.com
| ||5 - Christmas Spirit in NC || |
NC Exit 98: American Music Jubilee Christmas Show: A Southern Christmas. This show is guaranteed to put you into the Christmas spirit. Holiday songs are mixed with humorous songs and comedy routines to make sure your experience is well rounded. Expect everything from 50's rock'n roll to country songs, gospel music and a stirring patriotic tribute. Dates: Dec 18 & 19, 21, 22, 23 (evenings only). On Dec 20 there's The Embers Christmas Show, North Carolina's Ambassadors of Beach Music, and on Dec 31, a New Years Show. Tel: 877-843-7839 or 919-202-9927. The Rudy Theater, 300 N. Raiford St. Selma, NC www.amjubilee.com
| ||5 - Catch us Live in DC, GA and FL || |
For those of you in the Washington DC area, we will be appearing on WUSA-TV (CBS channel 9) on January 2 between 9-10 a.m. on the morning talk show. Then down in Savannah, GA we will be on WSAV-TV (NBC) on January 8th after 7 a.m. on the morning news.
Floridians and tourists can come visit us at the Snowbird Extravaganza on Tuesday and Wednesday January 30th-31st at the Lakeland Center in Lakeland FL. This is a huge FREE show including entertainment all day long: Ronnie Prophet, Tom Leadbeater, Canada's Three Tenors, Lesley Andrew, Branson Star, Barbara Fairchild, Suzanne Brown, and Chinese Arcrobats, etc. There are booths with information relevant to snowbirds and other Floridians too. We will be there talking to the visitors about how to have fun driving back and forth - and of course autographing our book Drive I-95: Exit by Exit Info, Maps, History and Trivia (at a reduced show price of $20). www.snowbirdextravaganza.com
|What's inside Drive I-95 : |
Look ahead exit by exit to see which motels (with 800 numbers), gas stations, restaurants, campgrounds, 24-hour pharmacies, auto mechanics, radio stations or radar traps are there, and where you can stay with your pet. We share our stories of the road : history on I-95, museums, trivia, towns to explore or places to run the kids. These can be read for entertainment during the drive, and may entice you to stop, stretch your legs and discover someplace new.
|PS: Buy the book to plan your holiday trip. Click here |