Orlando, FL

We drove to Orlando, Florida after leaving the hotel in Jacksonville this morning. If I recall correctly, we were only on the road a couple hours today. One thing I noticed that seems rather pervasive in the state is the substantial amount of highway construction going on.Before we made it all the way to Orlando, we stopped for lunch at a mall called the Seminole Towne Center. That gave everyone the chance to pick what they wanted. I got a Mexican pizza and some tacos from Taco Bell. After lunch, we each wandered the mall for about an hour and a half, perhaps longer. I went in a whole bunch of stores. I looked at a lot of clothes but didn’t buy anything. After we left the mall we stopped again at a couple of huge outlet malls on what I guess are the outskirts of Orlando. We spent a couple more hours at these places. I did buy one shirt from the Gap outlet.We arrived at our hotel, the Wyndham on International Drive, a little early. We wandered around the complex a bit and got a drink at the pool bar while we waited for check-in time to roll around. A little while after we did check in, we went out to the pool for a couple hours.Later this evening, we went to a Thai restaurant for dinner neat the end of “I. Drive” called Thai Thani. The place was thoroughly decorated with appropriate decor. I had the Phad Thai, which was pretty good, although I wish I ordered the mild instead.Later this evening back at the hotel, I got a call from Ami and we talked for a while. I went out to the one of three pools that was still open and got a drink while we spoke. She told me she recently decided she was going to move back to New Orleans, which was rather surprising to say the least. When we last spoke she was still planning to move to Sarasota, Florida, which incidentally is very close to where I’ll be this weekend. Since we were on the phone rather late, I didn’t watch any 24 this evening.

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