Miami to Orlando via Melbourne....Aussie needing advice

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  1. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Not sure if this is the right place for this and this thread is a little O/T (but I'm hoping that the moderators will let it stay).

    I'm doing a road trip from Miami to the World. I think we're going to have to go to Melbourne FLORIDA on the way up. For those Melbournians or anyone else that has been to Melbourne reading this, can you please tell me where to go for the best photo opportunity shots with Melbourne Florida signs and city landmarks?

    My Melbourne AUSTRALIAN friends would never believe me otherwise.
     
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  3. Endeavour105

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    You'll find plenty of signs along I-95 as you go northbound and get closer to Melbourne - just make sure you pull way off the road if you're going to stop and takes pics
     
  4. vicki_c

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    There's some signs in downtown Melbourne (so off of W. New Haven / 192) that are blue with a photo of a sailboat that say Melbourne and the town motto (The Harbour City). I couldn't find a photo on the web anywhere, but you should see those around if you venture off of I-95. And of course, on I-95 there will be the normal green highway signs that say Melbourne.

    If you are on Route 1 in Melbourne, make sure to look for this too - love that roadside Americana:
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  5. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Thanks for the response. I'll definitely look out for the signs - and will probably also venture into Melbourne city centre as well. The signs sound cute.
     
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    Capt_BJ So Many Times

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    Capt_BJ So Many Times

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    maybe I can save ya a trip

    these are at the edge of town on most major roads. I tool this on Wickham road on the north end of Melbourne at SR 404
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    and this is at the west and of 'historic' Melbourne near SR 192 and US 1
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  8. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Thanks Capt BJ. I think we will make a trip and take some snappies with us against those signs :laughing:

    BTW - What's my best option for getting from Melbourne to the World? Should I head west along the 192 or am I better off travelling north to the 528 and then heading west? I seem to remember traffic around Kissimmee on the 192 to be heavy and slow.
     
  9. Capt_BJ

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    if you want scenic back roads you could do 192 but I go to 528 cuz it is speedy, I live just about midway 'tween the two. ... then pickup 517 and go south of the airport to avoid I-4
     
  10. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Nice place to live.

    Thanks.
     
  11. PrincessInOz

    PrincessInOz Thanks for my avatar, Mary Jo!

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    Folks, thanks for all your advise. I'm back and had a brief visit to Melbourne Florida, complete with pics. I liked the historic downtown area very much.

    TR link in my signature below.
     
  12. vicki_c

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    I had forgotten about this thread - thanks for the update! I hope you had a great trip to Florida.
     

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