Travel days are always the worst. The excitement to get on with your vacation coupled with things out of your control make for a tiring day.
We left home around 830 Thursday morning grabbed some coffee and hit the airport for our 11:07 flight. First stop was Atlanta. We had a short 1 hour and 15 min layover that turned into the flight leaving an hour later than scheduled. We found this out AFTER we had all boarded the full flight.
We finally touched down in Fort Lauderdale only about an hour late. A quick call for the airport shuttle and we were on our way to check in. We dropped our bags in the room and spent the next hour and a half wandering the local vicinity for some last minute items and Wine!
We were successful in getting all the miscellaneous items on our list, except for the wine, at Kmart. A nice 2 mile walk in either direction proved fruitless as there were no wi e stores to be found. Don’t these Floridians drink?
The hotel was nice. My only issue was with the Free Shuttle ( I know don’t complain it’s free). We attempted to get on the list to get to the cruise port as early as possible and the guy says oh I have an 11:45 time slot open. No Ma’am. I want to be there early and have my first drink in hand by 11:45. Needless to say we will be getting a cab there since we still need to stop and buy some wine.
That’s all for now. Internet service will be off limits while we are on the ship, but I have my laptop to write the daily posts for publishing upon my return. See you all on the flip side!