For our 16th wedding anniversary we decided to take a week's cruise to the Caribbean on Norwegian Getaway. Early on we decided we wanted to drive down to Florida. For some insane reason road trips relax us! Two goofballs in the car listening to music and watching the different sights go by really puts us at ease!
Our original plan was to leave before the sun rose on Friday morning. Drive to the Homewood Suites Daytona Beach Speedway and try to catch a few z's before heading to Miami Pier on Saturday morning. On Thursday afternoon we took Fred for a walk. Here's our conversation and why Greg and I fit together:
Greg: I wish we could just leave tonight after dinner with your family!
Me: Do you mean drive all through the night to Florida?
Me: You know you're insane right? We would be leaving in 5 hours!
Greg: Yup but we'd get to Daytona early :-)
Me: Okay I guess we should go buy some Monster energy drinks!
We celebrated our anniversary and our belated Mother's Day with my family. Said see you soon to Fred, hopped in the car and made our way to Florida!
21 hours later we arrived at Homewood Suites Daytona Beach Speedway. For my review of the hotel visit HERE Luckily we had several options for shopping and dining in the area. We went up the road to Five Guys . Five Guys can be free of Dairy, Gluten, and Soy. I ordered my bacon burger in a lettuce wrap with a side of french fries and we headed back to the hotel to relax for the night.
In the morning we left too early to try the breakfast offered by the Homewood Suites. We ventured over to Starbucks where I can enjoy an Iced Mocha that is Dairy, Gluten, and Soy free thanks to the new addition of coconut milk to the menu. I can also always find a fruit cup for breakfast at Starbucks.
4 hours later and we were at the Port of Miami. We ventured to Terminal B and dropped off our luggage(including a case of water for our room), tipped our porter, and drove to the next corner to the parking garage.
Up next is my full review of our Caribbean Cruise aboard Norwegian Getaway.