The world of travel has changed a lot since I last left the country in October 2019. Flights out of Canada were challenging and expensive. The Man and I like to be near the port the day before our ship leaves, so to make this happen in a reasonable way for this trip, to get on a ship on Sunday - we flew Ottawa to Orlando on Friday and then Orlando to San Juan on Saturday. The advantage to this was reasonable travel days (although long enough for me to read a book on each of them) and limited airports. One trip we looked at left Ottawa at 6 am, arrived in San Juan at 1 am and visited 4 airports!
Thursday night we stayed with my parents, who live closer to the airport and at 3 am, when the temperature was close to -40 C/F (it is the same), we headed to the airport. It took us an hour to go through security and customs (fun fact, if you are flying directly to the States from some of Canada's airports, there is part of the airport that is US territory and customs are dealt with there). After a rather uneventful flight, with a very rough landing, we made it to Sanford airport.
Here is the big drawback to our plan, our flight to San Juan was out of Orlando International, so we took the long Uber to our hotel, which was in iCon Park. As we had time to kill, and it was the only day with poor weather (it rained quite heavily part of the afternoon), we explored iCon park. Unfortunately, the aquarium was closed, so after lunch and before a visit to a bar to kill time until our room was ready, we enjoyed Madame Tussaud's! (I had never been to one before!).
Here is some of the fun from Madame Tussaud's
|The King of Pop with the King of Tacos|
|I say, what about breakfast at Tiffany's|
|Probably my favourite picture the entire trip lol!|
In the evening on our walk back from dinner at a great Indian place, the park was a glow.
When you are in Orlando, everyone makes things Disney themed. Here are the Man's breakfast waffles.
We arrived in San Juan Saturday afternoon. It was a bit grey, but it didn't rain on us.
One word I would use to describe the weather the entire trip, windy. I have so many pictures like this! (My hat kept blowing off, my ponytail actually blew out one day!)
For the king of tacos (and because there are always options for me with my allergy to gluten and soy), we found a little Mexican place.
We started with margaritas:
and then the tacos came. Man ate tacos and then ordered a serving of tacos for dessert!
The weather was nicer Sunday morning when we went for a stroll before boarding the ship.
Then it was time to get on the Norwegian Epic and set sail!
|Picture actually taken in Aruba as I realized I didn't have a picture of the ship|
Phod hope you all enjoyed this more than he did. He found it boring! Next week we will talk about ship life and food, mostly food!
|Why isn't she writing about me???|