Yes we took the car to Florida during the first of April. I was surprised how enjoyable it was to take a car ride to Florida from Canada with my family. We had numerous stops, but one long one in Portland, Maine where my daughter got to make a bear from scratch at the Maine Mall. Later we traveled to our first night's rest stop at the Mariott just north of Hartford, Conneticut. If you happen to be taking a vacation to the US in this area I would recommend staying here. It's not your typical Hotel - its located in an Industrial Park and is surrounded by trees - you would think you were still in the country. Also, the beds are the best beds I have ever slept on. I wouldn't have known about this except my Wife stayed at an exact duplicate Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire. There are only three of these Mariotts in the United States - the other is in Detroit. Anyway the next day we made it to South Caroilina where we stayed at a Hampton Inn located near (Rocky Point - Rocky Ridge?). It was okay (Price Wise) and we had a Continental Breakfast. The next night we stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in St Augistine Florida. THe Holiday Inn was okay - it had a pool, but it was not heated - however they did have wireless Internet, and free continental breakfast. Thats all I have to say for now but I will continue when I have more time.