On the last day of our weeklong vacation to Orlando last August, we were left with a day of nothing on the itinerary. The day before the hubs and I went to Universal Studios to use up our 3rd day there while our travel companions opted to drive to Daytona Beach for some sun, sea, and sand. Thus on the last day, they all wanted to use up their 3rd day in Universal Studios giving us free time to use whatever we wanted to do. And road trip is what we wanted to do. My husband's school friend lived in Tampa for a long time and I think he got a bit curious about Tampa; he does not live there anymore. He moved to Alabama with his family. Since it's not too far a drive from Orlando we decided to scoot over there and sightsee along the way.
Tampa here we come:
We went to Tampa on impulse. No plans of what to do there just to drive to Tampa. Now that we got there, nothing about the city interested us. I'm sure the city has lots of attractions to offer, but our lack of preparation did us in. On the drive back we took a little detour and found a historic city called Ybor City, again we know nothing about it.
We got back to Orlando with plenty of time before our 9 pm flight. We went looking for more Puerto Rican food for lunch; then hunted for the spot for food trucks. Thankfully we found the spot, got more Puerto Rican food and ate it inside the car while we waited out the heavy downpour.
When the rain became a drizzle we drove to the car rental agency to return the car, took the shuttle to the airport and happily browsed at stores inside the airport while waiting for our flight.
I must say that Florida has some of the best skyscapes I have seen.
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