2nd August - Driving across Florida

Trip Start Jul 14, 2008
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Trip End Aug 17, 2008


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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Pensacola - Orlando

Driving across the state of Florida from Pensacola to Orlando, this was by far our longest driving day of the whole trip. We left 20 minutes late due to some stragglers (won't name names) sleeping in and holding up the whole bus. We were surprised that Todd had the patience to wait for them, particularly after we had left Toni behind in Albuquerque when she did the same thing!

Apart from two stops along the way, the whole day was spent on the bus, arriving in Orlando shortly before 6 p.m. It was a good opportunity for us to catch up on some of the built-up sleep deprivation from the last couple of weeks.

That night we headed to Pleasure Island in Downtown Disney, an area of the Disneyland Resort that is full of clubs and bars. Debauchery Disney-style!!!! Entry costs $22 and give you access to about six different clubs, ranging from 70's, 80's, and techno, to top 40. Most of our night was spend in the 70's club, mainly due to the fact that double shot drinks were being served for only a dollar more than a single....evil.

From memory, we left after experiencing the rotating dancefloor in the techno club. We discovered an awesome pizza place only to discover that they had run out of pizza after our first serving...so disappointed. While we were sitting down we had a conversation with some random married couple, nice people, and the woman asked for our names as we were leaving. In our drunken state we obliged, and the next morning she added us on facebook...strange!

We ended up splitting a cab between the group of us and somehow managing to direct the driver back to our hotel. It was that night that we discovered the magical food known as Checkers!! We still have not pinned down exactly what was so good about this burger joint, but it must have been sensational because we had it 4 times over the next 24 hours!!!

The mix of double shot drinks, pizza and burgers did not go down well with me, as this was the only night on tour that I was sick!!
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