Looking for a Comfort Station

Not long after my mother-in-law retired and moved to Marion County she told me she knew where to find every Publix grocery store in Ocala. While she shopped at Publix, the reason she mapped the locations was because she wanted to be able to quickly find a clean restroom if nature called while she was twenty minutes or more away from home. This advice is something we’ve used on many occasions as we’ve travelled around the state, but it doesn’t work everywhere.

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On road trips outside of Florida, I keep my eyes open for Cracker Barrel. A great comfort station for so many reasons.

They’re so predictable:

rocking chairs, checkers and holiday displays

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apparel from the local universities

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a large selection of candy which I can’t resist

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and of course, clean easy to find restrooms. Love Publix and Cracker Barrel.