Since our cruise left from Ft Lauderdale (Port Everglades) on a Friday afternoon, we drove about halfway on Thursday night and crashed at my brother’s apartment (it’s so very convenient that I now have close family in the cente of the state!). In general, I love evening road trips. There’s usually not as much traffic and the sun’s not glaring down at you, making you sleepy. Plus there’s that punchy feeling that starts about 10 o’clock, or so, that makes the last few hours of a trip just that much more fun!