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Thirty miles east of Cinderella Castle, Winter Park, Florida, promises magic of a different kind.
There’s a street in Montgomery that locals say is one of the most historic in America. A large fountain sits at the western end, the site of the city’s once-booming slave market. At the eastern end is the Alabama State Capitol, where Jefferson Davis was sworn in as president of the Confederacy. In between is Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. served as pastor in the late 1950s.
Long before a mouse named Mickey showed up in central Florida, the South was dotted with roadside attractions and family-owned amusements. Rock formations, natural springs, botanical gardens, and menageries of animals were the mainstays of vacation fun.
As Lady Mae Greenleaf, matriarch of Calvary Church and the scandal-ridden Greenleaf family, Lynn Whitfield frequently steals scenes with an icy glare beneath a perfectly arched eyebrow, or even with an unguarded display of fragility.
Whether served under savory shrimp, covered with cheese, or topped with a bit of sugar and butter, this kitchen staple has stood the test of time as a filling and flavorful favorite for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
"Being Jimmy Buffett’s sister is not at all the most interesting thing about me,” Lucy Buffett says, leveling her blue gaze. Neither is the fact that she’s the CEO of LuLu’s, a sprawling restaurant-cum-tourist destination with three locations in as many states.
Sponsored Brunswick County Tourism Development Authority
Nestled along the southernmost stretch of North Carolina’s coast, the Brunswick Islands are known for their tranquility. Bypassed for points to their north and south by development, much of these five barrier islands are...