As always, we were really, really sad to leave Rick and Mary. (Although I note that this year they didn’t wear black arm bands on our departure – did we blot our copybooks?} We went to I-hop and had breakfast with Ashton and Rick and Mary, had lots of hugs, and then started to drive south.
We left at 9 am, and drove until 4pm, only stopping for petrol. Lots more straight roads
We went through Georgia.
It got a bit interesting at Jacksonville where there were lots of roadworks, spectacular buildings and bridges. (Seen from behind Phil’s nose)
But mainly it was straight down straight roads,
and a reasonable drive until we tried to find the hotel. There were no signs, and the satnav appeared to drive us round in circles. We eventually got there, and were greeted by Susan.
Susan did not appear to enjoy her job.
The room was lovely, (I have no idea what Phil was doing here} and we slobbed out for a short while before boarding a boat to take us to Disney Springs – an overwhelmingly overcrowded shopping and eating area. The boat ride was lovely, though.
We had dinner at the House of Blues, lovely burger, randomly served with one slice of cucumber in it’s own little bowl, and Phil found his favourite hot sauces, and the ceiling was covered in death masks.
There was a band playing outside, but we didn’t stay for long as we wanted to catch the last boat back to the hotel.
We got back to the hotel, and Phil went straight to sleep. I couldn’t remember where I had left my purse, as I didn’t have it at the restaurant. I knew that I had had it at check in, but couldn’t find it anywhere in the room. So I went out to see if it was in the car – no. I went to the reception to see if it had been handed in, filled in a lost property form and then went back to the car for another look – even crawling around to see if it had fallen underneath. No sign of it. Phil woke up when I went back in and he overturned centuries of male conditioning and found it within 5 minutes underneath another bag. This has taught me to keep my credit and bank cards separate, as if they had both gone we would have been stuffed.
Distance driven – forgot to write it down – it was going to happen at some point.
Distance walked 2.9 miles