A quick stop....late in and early out this morning from this easy off/easy on I-75 location. This place is old (probably a conversion from an old 'motel off the road' to a FFI by Marriott. But, the place is clean and there are a lot of business folks here, so they must like the cheap price. I even used one of my Marriott Rewards cheques!! Of course, when they applied it initially and handed me the bill, they ADDED the cheque to the total bill! But, they fixed it right away when I pointed it out to them so, no harm, no foul.
Now, on to Orlando, St. Petersburg and Naples!!
The most enjoyable place to dine was the Italian place, Napolatanos, just behind the FF. Having dined there multiple times it is special, and not expensive, and you can walk to it from the hotel. Likewise, they have a great carry-out to bring food back to the FF. Just don't order too much, as the portions can be very large!
Great weather here! Some wind, but not bad. Still in Orlando, so maybe it hasn't gotten here yet.
Just dropped off the missus old car. It was a great Mercedes convertible but getting up in miles. Ordered her a new Mercedes E-Class wagon. She wanted a wagon so the dogs would be more comfortable when traveling.......now I won't challenge anyone who thinks I'm a 'cadet' for this scenario, but, that's what us dog lovers do.......it's all about them.