Liverpool, NY-Miami, Florida
November 17th-November 19th
The days prior to our 2016 Cruise was full of excitement, packing and long hours in the truck....
That Thursday I came into work to find this at my desk!!!
I sure felt special!!!! and Birthday cake too!!!!
After the celebrations!! I shot home to pack the truck and prepare for our 20+ hour ride south!!!
First stop!!! Pennsylvania. Notice I am smiling and actually somewhat fresh! It's only about an 11/2 drive from my front door to the PA border. We got this.
There always seems to be TRAFFIC in PA. We traveled through Delaware (I don't even know how we ended up in Delaware, this was a first through this area for me.) and got lost looking for both gas, and a place to eat dinner. We finally found a small strip of road that had eateries. Mark kind of lost his mind while we searched and decided that people in Delaware do not eat, get gas or pee!! He was pretty funny. Finding food and a rest was much needed. We had dinner at a very LOUD 5 Guys restaurant and were soon back on the road. By the time we got out of Delaware it was pretty late and I took a few car naps. I drove for a bit in the dark too! We drove for hours in the dark stopping at several rest stops along the way. Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina.....I drove through what I thought was fog, we found out later it was the smoke from the Tennessee devastating fires. Around 4am we hit South of the Border!
I had one of those email pictures here I got sent to me from the welcome center...but it was deleted by the blog, (Not sure why).
A few more hours south on 95 and I called about a local hotel. Got one of the last rooms at a Comfort Inn in Palm Bay. Ironically it was the same hotel Ben (my step son) was to have the last part of his Sonic interview. When he arrived we all tried NOT to look like stalkers as he went on to meet with the representatives. He looked so mature and business like. (Nope I did not get a picture...he would kill me,)
Instead of pictures of Ben, I got these guys who live at the hotel.
Saturday was CRUISE day!!!! Up early I hit the gym. That......by the way was the last time I stepped on a treadmill all week. Although I did PLAN on going once I was on the ship....I even PLANNED to be one of THOSE people who make exercise a part of their vacation and walk the jogging trail. NOT!!!
It was an odd thing. She kept screaming "Pumpkin!!!" "Lets go!!!" It was entertaining but definitely strange....