On February 21, 2020, we woke up to a temperature 25 degrees below the day before – brrrr – from 81 to 56! Yeah, I know that’s not really cold, but it was a surprise. We drove from St Petersburg to Zephyrhills and checked into Happy Days RV Park, close to Tampa Bay. Early the next day we headed into Busch Gardens for the day. The theme is Africa, but they were also handing out beads for Mardi Gras.
Busch Gardens is packed with rides of all sorts – roller coasters and vertical drops, with descriptive names: Tigris, Solar Vortex, Cheetah Hunt, Falcon’s Fury! We braved the Congo River Rapids, getting soaked. We would have gone on the kiddy roller coaster, but it was embarrassing to go without a kid in tow!