La Quinta Inn & Suites Lakeland East
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Today was planned as a rest day, so we slept in, had a swim, and a big home cooked breakfast. This took us until mid day! The afternoon was more swimming - in the rain as another big lightening storm passed over us, DVDs and the odd snooze. By late afternoon we were restless again so we found a Mall on google maps, punched in the zip code to the sat Nav and headed off to The Florida Mall. Mike went straight for a ...
Woke up on the floor again, boy did I ache this time. Straight out on the balcony to get the sunrise as our room was facing east. The warmth of Florida is never tiring and it was nice to sit for a bit while the others were sleeping. It gave me a chance to reflect on what a full on four days we had had so far. We had an early start planned to get to Busch Gardens for opening time, so went back in and got them all up. We did well to get ready quickly. I think ...
... to see these new places with her. She is charming, but like a lovely flower, her beauty fades the longer we stay aboard. Before we board her, she battled a terrible North Atlantic storm, complete with hurricane force winds and waves. We see some of the remnants of the storm with the "wet floor" signs in strategic places around the ship. It is obvious she came through, but not unscathed. The maintenance crew works around the clock to fix the ...
Today was the first day of the Christmas day parade filming. We knew it would be a mess, but wanted to see what it was all about. Plus, we still needed to do a few things. We walked into the park hearing some guys singing Feliz Navidad. We didn't stick around long enough to find out who. We had a date at Gaston's Tavern. We shared a pork shank and a glass of Lefew's brew. It's frozen apple juice with a hint of marshmallow. The "foam" ...
... safely arriving back on dry land, it is now lunch time. We opt for eating at the Norway bakery, which is another of our must-do's for lunch at least once per trip. We each ordered a turkey club on multigrain bread. Courtney and I had a yummy rum cake with crunchy meringue topping. Nancy had a cream puff with fresh berries. Their artisan bottled water which is called Voss, is very refreshing. Yes, it is only water, but has a distinct taste with ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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