Well, the two weeks are over, sadly. Thanks to everyone for the tips, we had a truly fantastic time, I'd move there at the drop of a hat if I were able to.
A few pics and impressions of our holiday.
Following the long and uneventful flight we collected the Chevvy Traverse (huge and perfect for the American roads) and made our way to the Villa.
A quick dip in the pool (those nets are bloody fantasic) before breakfast.
Then a Lumberjack Slam at Denny's, highly recommended and everywhere :drool:
248 Dollars for this beast!!!
Some 'mericuns are a bit odd
Busch Gardens is a pretty good day out and slightly off the beaten track.
Something I'd always wanted to do was an Airboat ride, and I wasn't disappointed, and rather than take the big boat, I'd gone for the 'when in Rome' approach and hired a smaller boat just for us. We saw Alligators, a Bald Eagle, and various other beasts along the way, a cracking day!
A 7 footer, about 5 feet away from my leg!!
Some snappy thing that crawled out of the bushes, and a Turtle
Can you guess where we are yet?
Universal was another great day but it confirmed what I had already feared, it was bloody knackering!
Next up, Kennedy Space Centre, a fantasic day and one that you have to do.
The loo on the Space Shuttle
Do the launch simulator, brilliant!
These buggers are pretty big.
Then we spent a day at Clearwater Beach and had a swim in the Gulf of Mexico, beautiful and well worth the hour or so drive from Orlando.
On to SeaWorld and another great day out. If you go there you have to go on the Manta rollercoaster, awsome!
What shall we do today? Universal again and eat some Cajun Shrimp....
...and then go on this :barf:
Let's try the Atlantic today shall we? Well, it's got to be done hasn't it
Don't forget, you are not allowed to drive the hire car on the beach
We also did Islands of Adventure which was great, Aquatica, which was not my cup of tea but the kids liked it, and loads of other stuff. It really was a holiday of a lifetime and I want to go back next year, should my wallet recover in time, thoroughly recommended.
Oh but one thing, the Americans certainly know how to tease your money away from you, trust me
And be prepared for the security at the airport, there's a lot of it. It took us three hours from arriving at the Airport to leaving it in the hire car!!!