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Busch Gardens, Tampa

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Hey! Glad to see you decided to come along. Ok, lets go back in time a bit. It's 6:15am on Friday morning April 06,1994. We're all packed and ready to hit the road in our 1987 Nissan 200SX. It's a chilly but sunny morning and we're on our way. Our first lengthy stop is just outside Portland Maine, where we have to replace a blown tire! We continue to Bordentown, just outside Philadelphia for our first night. A distance of about 800 miles from Moncton, N.B. We get up bright and early, have breakfast, and hit the road again around 9am. We travel approximately another 800 miles without incident and arrive in St. George, Georgia. We're on the road again the next morning for the last leg to Tampa, around 400 miles. We arrive at the motel at approximately 4pm on Sunday April 08th. Now it's time for the driver (me) to relax with a cold one!.........

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Rural New Hampshire

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A view of our room from the courtyard

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A gorilla enjoying the sun

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There ARE chimps in there! Honest!

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The "Kumba" great coaster!!!!!!!

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The "Python" corkscrews galore!!!!

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One of many tolls, this one at Baltimore

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We were all glad to see this sign, finally, entering "The Sunshine State!!!

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We've arrived! The motel, off route 75 Tampa Fla.

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NO, he hasn't beheaded a young boy, just a reflection!

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Some camels, viewed from the cable car.

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Now this cooled us off. It was a Hot day!!

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.....and so did this, Congo River Rapids.

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Whew! After spending about 9 hours walking and playing in this huge park, it's time to put our feet up and have a complimentary 'cold one' and look out over the 'plains' at the Hospitality Building.

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Ok, next stop Orlando. Lets see, how do we get there from here....how about clicking on the "Magic Kingdom" link below!

Magic Kingdom

This page represents only a VERY brief look at Busch Gardens. It doesn't even begin to show the literally hundreds of things to see and experience. If you're planning on a Florida vacation, this is a MUST SEE. Of all the Theme Parks I visited in Florida, Busch Gardens was, by far, my favorite! Check it out, I guarantee you'll have a GREAT time!

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