We started our trip with the 1200 mile drive from St. Louis to Fort Lauderdale. Took us 2 days with a stopover in northern Florida. Sure glad we had a Garmin! Can't believe we use to travel anywhere without it!
Our daughter, Angie, and son-in-law, Josh, had recently moved to the Fort Lauderdale area and asked us to bring a few items down to them. So we stuffed the back of our Ford Escape full leaving just a tiny space for our pup, Roxy. We brought her with us so Angie and Josh could watch her while we went off on our cruise.
We made it to Fort Lauderdale safe and sound and spent a couple days there before heading off on our cruise.
Finally cruise day came ( Monday, Nov. 5th).