Our trip started on Tuesday, January 8. Yes, I know that we were supposed to leave on Wednesday, the 9th. But when DH got home Tuesday afternoon after running a few errands, I flippantly remarked that I was ready to leave right then. He surprised me with a response of “Let’s go!” … and got up to start loading the car. I certainly wasn’t going to argue with him.
We were on the road by 3:00 and pulled into Paducah, KY by 6:00. While we didn’t cover a whole lot of ground that first day, we did get a good start on our trip … and there was the added benefit of getting a good night’s sleep that evening. I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time falling asleep the night before we leave … you’d think after as many trips as we’ve taken in the last several years that I wouldn’t be affected by pre-trip excitement, but the truth is I still am.
An additional benefit was that we were able to get through Atlanta very early Wednesday afternoon … we sped right through without a single slowdown. We stopped that evening in southern Georgia, giving us a 5-hour drive to Cocoa Beach on Thursday.
I’m sure that you’ll be surprised to know that our first stop in Cocoa Beach was the beach.
Friday we drove up to the Kennedy Space Center. The Space Race was an integral part of our childhoods, so we were excited to visit KSC … it brought back so many memories.
We had dinner that evening at a restaurant in Port Canaveral, where we saw the Disney Dream depart for the Bahamas. It was exciting … we knew that in a just two days, we’d be traveling down that same waterway.
We took it easy Saturday, lounging at the pool … practice for our cruise.
Tomorrow I’ll share the highlights (and pictures) of our cruise, so stay tuned.