Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Tampa Northwest - Oldsmar
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... in this part of Florida are great improvements over the others so far. This campground is mostly used by 'snowbirds' (for our Danish readers: snowbirds are people from the northern climates who come to warm Florida to spend the winter), so we're enjoying lots of space and an uncrowded pool.
As we write we're next to the pool, sitting under a sun umbrella, probably our main activity for the day. ...
... short run to Tampa with 3 impressive thunder storms along the way and watching fireworks on the drive across Tampa Bay and from our hotel.
Ricky, our little dog, who is now an official "Emotional Support Animal" had a rough time. As we arrived at the hotel the fireworks got the best of him and he needed emotional support making to the room. Not an impressive debut as an official aide animal.
Having managed to scale down to 1 suitcase and getting treated to a Towncar to the Airport, my flight to Miami is delayed! I'm off the Wagon for this vacation so it's off to the airport bar I go! Thanks for the ride Carlos. The delay turned into re routing me through London and a total loss of a full day in Milan. Luckily during my Heathrow layover Nessie came to the ...
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We caught the trolley back and had a swim. We had to get out of the pool because there was a lightening storm but no rain.
We walked along to the pier and watched some fire twirlers and some gymnasts. We walked back along the beach. We stopped for a milkshake and then headed home.
Florida fact: When it gets really hot there are often storms in the afternoon.
... not very easy or comfortable and it made for constant, annoying beeping sounds. We zigzagged back and forth like crazed, drunken fools. First Mate's wrists got tired and she was thinking that this was going to be a pretty miserable 18 hours if this was how autopilot really worked. Thank goodness, the Captain finally accepted that the autopilot would make changes and correct course on its own with only occasional adjustments since it was tied into the programmed route. And ...
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