Miami to Orlando
Trip Start Jul 27, 2012
12Trip End Aug 12, 2012
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Rich took the reins and was an excellent driver, but despite this Dave, who was still feeling the effects of 3 pints of strawberry margaritas, had a moment in the back seat. Put it this way the souvenir plastic bags came in very handy and the car park attendent at the Popeye's Chicken just off the I-95 is in for a surprise
Next it was Big D's turn to take the wheel and after several laps of the car park to get his eye in it, we were back on the I-95 heading to Orlando. After a very steady drive the clouds started to gather and then it struck....a huge tropical storm descended on the Meatmobile. Rain like none of us had ever seen and sheet lightning that lit up the sky. At several points the rain was so intense that the mighty Impala had to have a rest on the hard shoulder as visability was reduced to only a few yards. Despite this, several American boca's were driving without lights making it even more dangerous.
After serveral terrifying miles and an aborted mission to the Kennedy Space Centre we headed towards Orlando where blue skies awaited us. We pulled into a local Travelodge which would be our home for night 3 of our trip. A brief walk for alcohloic supplies and some snap took us around the beautiful Lake Eola and we got to spend some quality time with the local swans. After an action packed day we were ready for a well earned beer and a rest. Night night blog fans!