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Old 10 Apr 16, 12:55 AM  
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Bongos, Buffalo and Bobs! #offsitebudget **COMPLETE**

Hello!

Welcome to our very first food trip report. We are eagerly planning our summer trip. We love Florida and food so after reading lots of trip reports over the years we thought we would give it a go.

So we are Pumba75 and Mrs Pumba and have 2 younger Pumba's!

Our first trip was our honeymoon and then as a family we went for our "once in a lifetime holiday" which has resulted in this year being our 5th/6th trip!

Over the years we have eaten off site, on site, had free DDP, eaten cheaply and at signature restaurants. We love variety. This year however we are doing it on a complete budget and not doing the parks. Our budget is $100 a day.

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Pre-Travel Day
Costa - Premier Inn, Bath Road, Heathrow
Pheasant Inn

Travel Day/1
Premier Inn
Cafe Nero - Terminal 2
United In-Flight Meals
Hilton - Chicago

Day 2
Crabby Bills - St Pete Beach
Skidders - St Pete Beach
Larry's Ice Cream Cafe - St Pete Beach
Level 11 - Grand Plaza Hotel
Bongos - Grand Plaza Hotel

Day 3
Beverly's - St Pete Beach
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Smokey Bones - Clearwater
Clearwater Threshers - Baseball

Day 4
The Palm Room - Grand Plaza Hotel
Publix
Lava Lounge

Day 5
Golden Corral
Buffalo Wild Wings
Cold Stone Creamery

Day 6
IHOP
Sprinkles
Ghirardelli
Millers

Day 7
Panera Bread
Florida Mall Foodcourt
Wendy's
Gone Mad Dessert & Firework Party

Day 8
Publix Breakfast, Earl of Sandwich Lunch, Starbucks (Celebration) & Longhorn

Day 9
The Old Sugar Mill (DeLeon Springs) & Cici's

Day 10
The Cheesecake Factory
Bob Evans

Day 11
Trails End (Fort Wilderness), Orlando City Soccer Club & Twistee Treats

Day 12
Denny's, Twistee Treats (again!), Manny's & Boardwalk

Days 13 & 14
Wawa Breakfast, Chicago Airport, United In-Flight Meal, McDonalds (Heathrow)



Final thoughts & future plans

Mrs P

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Sounds great!

Thanks for your encouragement.
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Just so people have a glimpse of what NOT to expect this year, as no Disney or Universal this time. We took these photos on our previous holidays. No fancy cameras but just our good old iPhones.
So none of these.










But hopefully plenty more like these.









Anyone for breakfast?!




And maybe a couple of these for Mrs P!



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Looking forward to reading. We're thinking about an off site budget trip next year so would be useful to see how much you spend on food
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