At the end of February, Glendale traveled to Florida. He brought his little sister (Aris), his friend (Kare), and my family.
After landing in Tampa, we had to drive to Saint Petersburg where our hotel was.
The next day we got stuck in traffic (very, very common in Florida apparently) on the way to Sanibel Island to go shelling.
On the way back to the hotel from Sanibel, we stopped at a place where you were supposed to be able to see manatees.
The following day, we went to Busch Gardens. It poured the entire time we were there. Lesson learned, you cannot dry tennis shoes with a hairdryer.
We visited a botanical garden (and stayed dry) the next day.
The next day, we drove to Orlando to go to Sea World!
Sadly, it was time for our vacation to come to an end. But the morning before we were supposed to fly home (note “supposed to”), we went back to Busch Gardens and stayed dry!
And then we sat in the airport, realized we couldn’t go home that day, got irritated, and finally got to a hotel. We flew home the next morning, with no more (major) mishaps. Except running through the Atlanta airport from one terminal to the other while having to go to the bathroom.
Now, for the most important things to remember when you go to Florida:
Buy ponchos in advance if there’s a possibility of rain. It will save you tons of money. (My mom did this, and boy, we needed them!)
The Atlanta Airport is incredibly huge and busy, avoid it at all costs.
Even if you go to another state, your characters will follow you.
Add 45 minutes to the projected drive time and then it will be accurate.
Glendale’s vacation tips:
Riding around in a pink purse isn’t very dignified.
Be sure to remind your author to actually take you places. Because she’ll forget.
Take your author somewhere around water and she’ll come up with new ideas.