We drove to Tampa for our cruise on the Carnival Paradise to Cuba. It was a 6 hour drive, so we left on that Wednesday. We stopped several times as we were super tired and Sweetie Pie had to use the restroom.
Sweetie Pie enjoyed looking at the different things related to attractions in Florida. I was excited about the astronaut myself!
We got to Tampa and checked into our room at the Holiday Inn near the airport. The staff was friendly and Sweetie Pie enjoyed the pool,but the housekeeping left a lot to be desired. Two things I travel with- Clorox wipes and Lysol spray. Yes, they make the small Lysol sprays that are able to be carried on a plane!
After dinner, we went out to one of the bays and walked around. We saw tons ofcrabson the trees and collected shells. Sweetie Pie makes YouTube videos, unlisted, so we did a few of those out here. She loved it!
We swam, went to dinner and then got our stuff ready to board our ship the next day. I was nervous as this was my mom’s first cruise. I had no idea what to expect for her!