Hi, Gardencat. My screen name got changed to "bharper" when they changed software at CC, so that's what all my posts there show now.
We live in middle Georgia, so we'll be able to drive to the port. We'll leave Friday afternoon and drive to my parents' house in Daytona Beach. My sister-in-law and her husband are going to meet us there, then we'll drive down to Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday morning together.
Hopefully your pre-cruise stay in West Palm will be uneventful. It won't be too long now... we're almost ready to start packing!