After one amazing New Years Eve “pub” party at Don & Lea’s and closing said pub at 3:30am, we set out for our Florida adventure, after a delicious Rowan breakfast @ 11:am, and headed to our first stop, Windsor.
And. It. Was. Cold! -22C and that’s not with the windchill. You know it’s cold outside when your feet can’t get warm in the car! The drive was fine, the hotel..well that’s another story. PM me if you want to know what hotel in Windsor NOT to book. I’ll leave it at that.
Off we go in the morning around 7am, temperature is now -16C. Still very cold? Oh no…as we travelled SOUTH, the weather got colder. Yes, right back down to -22C until we arrived at our next stop, Knoxville Tennessee. We stopped at La Quinta Knoxville Papermill and I recommend this hotel. It’s right off the I95, clean and the beds are very comfortable. They’re dog friendly and the breakfast is yummy. Now on to our final destination!
The temperature was still around -8C, cold, but nothing like the -22C temps that were consistent until Tennessee.
We watched as the temps creeped up to 8C as he headed into Florida. When stopping at the Florida welcome centre to have our traditional cup of orange juice, the nice lady there asked where we were headed in Florida, as all roads were closed from Tallahassee to Jacksonville..due to a freak snow storm. Accidents all over the roads! Luckily we were headed to The Cape and the roads were dry, but sky overcast. Just as we caught sight of Port St. Joe (the closest town to The Cape), the skies cleared and the sun shone brightly on the ocean. I’ll take this as a sign…
As we turned onto The Cape, Brody (who is a very quiet guy and doesn’t make much fuss) started crying and looking out the window, trying to alert his hooomans, that finally after being couped up in the car in this silly seat belt, he’s headed to his favorite place…Cape San Blas(t). Where dogs can play on the beach and life is good.
We arrived at approximately 5pm and were greeted by our friends and most importantly in Brody’s world – his girl Tam Tam. He was so happy to be here, I think he wore our his pal:-
After a fabulous dinner, totally cooked and presented by Trevor, joined by Nancy and Jannie, we headed to our Condo to a much needed rest.
Ahhhh….lovely nights sleep, awakened to thoughts of all the great memories we will make here with our friends, both furry and human.
The Cape awaits….
I’ll leave you with this…
Life is good.