Gail, a road trip might be do-able. I have driven from Connecticut to Florida several times.
Now that we live in Florida I see a lot of vehicles with Ontario as well as Quebec plates.
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
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Allure 1/16/ 2011
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