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22 travelers at this place:

  • Day23

    The Sunshine State

    June 13 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 29 °C

    Had a lovely trip on The Silver Meteor - my last long train trip - from Washington DC to Orlando, Florida. Met a lovely couple in the next sleeping compartment. I heard the female’s accent and asked where she was from - ‘Cambuslang’ replied Pauline, a scientist who had lived in the States for 15 years but not lost her accent. Her boyfriend, Hector was a heating engineer from Mexico. We hit it off and had dinner together on board the train, and later Hector appeared with a bottle of red wine - a great nightcap!

    Passed through Georgia, and in the morning we arrived in Florida. Had breakfast with Pauline and Hector, and before I ‘detrained’ as they call it, in Orlando, I had lunch with a lovely older lady who gave me her card. She was a ‘Daughter of the American Revolution’ and gave lectures about the revolution, especially the Battle of Yorktown. She was amazed I had heard of it from the musical Hamilton, and was thrilled to listen to it on my phone.

    From Orlando Station I took the bus to the International Airport (a bargain 40 minute trip for $2). If was good to meet Campbell off his flight from Glasgow - so glad that this part worked out. Campbell tried out his new Uber app, and before long we arrived at our hotel for the next 3 nights.

    Had a great couple of days at Walt Disney World, visiting the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Epcot. ‘What’s your favourite ride?’ I asked Campbell. ‘Its A Small World’ came the reply!
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  • Day29

    Orlando, FL

    January 27 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    It’s a rainy day in Florida with a temperature of 12. How I long for the dry heat of Central America! The rain is supposed to stop tomorrow but the temperature won’t return to seasonable levels until the weekend.

    Yesterday we moved to a new resort near Disney World for the next 7 days. It’s definitely a downgrade from the last resort. The timeshare is Blue Tree Resort at Lake Buena Vista and we are in a small one bedroom unit, 600 sq ft compared to the 1000 sq ft previously. It’s a typical, older but very clean resort and was a bargain at $400 for the week. When the sky clears we’ll explore the area on foot as it is in a very central location. In the meantime it’s a good day for TV movies and rehashing of the latest Trump fiasco.Read more

  • Day32

    Idle days & good, cheap wine

    January 30 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    We are enjoying lazy days but make a point of going out every day for some exercise. Our biggest challenge was a 10 km return walk to Disney Springs, an entertainment complex with shops, restaurants, bars and everything Disney. We enjoyed lunch at an Irish themed restaurant where JS downed a beer and some Tylenol in order to survive the return trip. Since that exhausting day he now splits his 10,000 steps between afternoon and evening walks closer to home.

    One afternoon we had lunch at the Golden Corral with 18 other members of the TUG timeshare forum that I belong to. The annual gathering started at 2 and we didn’t leave until 9:30. It was an interesting group of
    travellers from across the US.

    Whenever I travel to Florida I am on high alert for alligators (they swallow people whole!); boa constrictor snakes (2,000 have been captured in the Elimination Program since 2017); and cockroaches (hate them!). So far I have seen one alligator in a small retention pond. Surprisingly, on one of my evening walks I encountered 2 white tail deer, one of which stopped on the sidewalk a short distance from me. I froze; she froze; we had a staring contest; and after a few minutes she ran into the nearby woods.

    Temperatures continue to be unseasonably cool in the lower teens and mostly cloudy. The local weathermen enjoy comparing Florida’s forecast to those cities affected by the Polar Vortex, emphasizing the fact that we have nothing to complain about. I am grateful to be here as I don’t do winter well. Brrrrr! Apart from that, the wine is good and cheap!
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  • Day9

    Roadtrip

    December 5, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Am 8. Tag unserer Reise starten wir unsere Rundreise durch Florida, Ziel ist die Golfküste heute nachmittag.
    Standesgemäß im Mustang Cabrio 😎🚘

    Melden uns heute nachmittag wieder mit Bildern vom Meer und endlosen Sandstränden ⛱✌

  • Day7

    NY --> FL

    December 3, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    Heute war Reisetag. Nach dem Frühstück per Transfer zum Flughafen. Der Flieger ging erst kurz nach elf, sodass der Rest vom Morgen aus Warten bestand...
    Nach rund 2,5 Std. Flug landeten wir dann in Orlando bei rund 24 Grad.
    Welcome Sunshine State Florida! ☉

    Ein eigener Stadtteil von Orlando ausschließlich für Touristen, hier sind Universal Studios, Disney World, Sea World und viele weitere riesige Freizeitparks angesiedelt, dazu natürlich in allen Preismassig Hotels, Restaurants, ... Und Shopping-Malls (very dangerous 😍), Schuhe deutlich günstiger als bei uns oje oje...

    Langsam wird's eng für mein Gepäck für zurück 🤔 doch zu viel mit hin genommen^^
    Hier könnte man sicher Tage verbringen...

    Unser Ziel ist morgen Islands of Adventure, der Park gehört zu Universal Studios. Dann gibt's auch wieder paar Bilder für euch!
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  • Day3

    Dan 2

    March 19 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    V Kennedy Space Center (KSC) sva prišla dokaj pozno. Zaradi mene sva naredila skoraj 70 dodatnih km. Ravno, ko sva se peljala mimo razcepa, kjer bi morala zavit desno, sem izpulila telefon in s tem prekinila navigacijo na ekranu avtomobila. Ker nisva pravočasno videla, da je treba zavit, sva se odpeljala narobe, bila sva pa na avtocesti, ki ima izvoze na vsake 60 ali 70 km. Ups :)

    V Kennedy Space Centru sva se najprej sprehodila čez vrt kjer je razstavljenih kar nekaj raket, motorjev in ostalega. Sledila je kratka 3D-predstava o teleskopu Jamesa Webba, ki bo nadomestil Hubblov teleskop. Zamenjava je bila že večkrat prestavljena in je trenutno planirana za marec 2021. Zanimivo, da komentar niso imeli posnet, pač pa je zgodbo v živo prebiral eden od zaposlenih.

    Po predstavi sva se odpravila na Bus Tour. Ta naju je peljal po “živem” delu KSC. Peljali smo se mimo stavbe, kjer skupaj sestavijo plovila in jih potem od tam zapeljejo do izstrelitvene ploščadi – Vehicle Assembly Building (na slikah se niti ne vidi, ampak stavba je ogroooomna, v višino meri 160 metrov) – in mimo stavbe SpaceX - podjetja v lasti Elona Muska. To je tisti, ki je nagruntal Tesla vozila. Bavi se tudi z vesoljskim programom, predvsem komercialnim.

    Ogledali smo si par starih in novih izstrelitvenih ploščadi in upali, da bomo videli kakšnega aligatorja, saj jih naj bi bilo tu okoli 6000. Pa ga nismo. Za to bo prilika v Evergladsu.

    V KSC sta na ogled na voljo 2 najbolj znana Nasina projekta, Apollo in Atlantis. Apollo je tisti, ki je pripeljal prvega človeka na luno, in sicer Apollo 11. Posebnost Atantisa je pa ta, da je pri vračanju na Zemljo pristal kot navadno letalo na stezi in ne kot ostala do takrat – sredi vode, s padalom. Center je za videt, ampak enkrat. Iskreno, ne vem kaj si tisti, ki imajo letno karto, hodijo tolikokrat pogledat. Saj bi rekla, da vse izstrelitve, saj je tudi to na voljo, vendar so le-te dodatno plačljive.

    Vreme imava že ves čas kislo. Po večini ne pada, se pa vseeno vsake toliko tudi ulije. Je pa okoli 20 stopinj. Ja, bilo bi lepše in bolj fino, če bi imela sonček, ampak se ne dava, greva po planu. Naslednja zadevšna po vrsti je Discovery Cove in plavanje z delfini. Waaaaaa!!
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  • Day13

    Welcome Orlando

    July 28, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 26 °C

    Nachdem wir heute Morgen in Fort Lauderdale angelegt haben, haben wir erneut einen Mietwagen abgeholt und sind nun 330 km nach Orlando über den Highway Number 1 gefahren.

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