This was a non-park day. We drove to Dunedin (near Clearwater) to see my aunt and cousin. That is a pretty easy drive except for some ugly traffic on I-275 near the airport.
We ate lunch at Frenchy’s Outpost. My grilled grouper sandwich was excellent. I did not have it but apparently the lemonade is quite good too.
We then went to Honeymoon Island State Park. It was not crowded at all. There were lots of shells but lots of rocks too so you need water shoes. There is a very nice bathroom and changing facility there. It costs $8 / car to get in. There is also a nature center.
We left to drive back to Orlando around 5:00 p.m. The traffic was not bad until we got to I-275. Once again the traffic crawled for 30 minutes. Once we cleared that mess the traffic really sped up. Most cars were going 75-80 MPH. We stopped at a Waffle House for dinner. It hit the spot and was a great way to bring down the average cost of our meals.
While back at Caribe Royale we continue to be impressed with the resort. Our villa had been filled with towel animals (including Mickey) and my DH said the fitness center was impressive.
Tomorrow we have our dolphin swim at Discovery Cove so we are very excited about that.