Saturday, June 15, 2013

Savannah to Port Canaveral

Collin’s Ten-Year-Old Trip
Day 5:  June 15, 2013
Yet another driving day today, as we get in position for the main event--our Disney Cruise!

We started out late in the morning after checking, double checking and triple checking our bags to make sure we did not forget anything important (and eliminating excess baggage--we packed more for this four day cruise than we packed for two weeks in Africa).
Due to our lollygagging, we were still in South Georgia when lunchtime rolled around, and we knew the perfect place to introduce Collin to some real South Georgia eating.  We took him to Skipper’s Fish Camp on the shores of the scenic Altamaha River in Darien.  A shrimp trawler is parked at the dock, and you can play Cornhole while you are waiting for your food to arrive.  Collin also liked watching the turtles and fish swimming around in the ornamental pond on the patio.

Of course our route also included a stop for ice cream later that afternoon.

 We arrived at the Radisson Resort at the Port late in the afternoon, and were excited to find we had a great big suite, right by the fancy swimming pool.   (We didn’t actually go swimming, though--we decided to go eat first.)


We found a restaurant on the water, where we had great views of the boats entering and leaving the port (no cruise ships moving, though). 

After dinner, Collin decided he would rather play mini-golf than swim.  There was a kind of sad looking mini-golf course next to our hotel with a faded pink elephant beside a Ty-D-Bol blue waterfall.  The one advantage it had over the Adventure Golf Course we played in Pigeon Forge was that there were very few people on the course here, so we never had to wait to play a hole.  As Granddad observed, “During this trip we have now played the best mini golf course of my life, and the worst.”  

Collin was unfazed, and we all had a great time, in spite of the numerous maintenance shortcomings of the course.

Tomorrow we board the Disney Dream at 1 p.m.  We can hardly wait!

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