I first want to apologize for not providing many updates on my trip, as I allowed myself to sit back and just enjoy my trip.
I took quite a few pictures, took advantage of a almost all of your reader suggestions, and will be posting a full-trip report soon. But before I forget, I would like to announce the winner of 5,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points. Seven comments were left, and using random.org, the winner is:
Reader dwh left a fabulous description of Bern’s:I’ve only spent one night in Tampa. And flown in for a cruise a couple other times. But hands down, one of the best steaks you’ll ever have is at Bern’s (http://www.bernssteakhouse.com/). Definitely try to get reservations ahead of time. The meat is some of the highest quality you’ll ever have. The wine list is extremely extensive. And be sure to save room for dessert! They have a separate dining room for dessert. I promise you won’t regret your experience there!
If you would please email me (email@example.com) I will arrange for the transfer of 5,000 Ultimate Rewards points, or to any loyalty program of your choosing. I did make a reservation there, and even though I found the steak to be….different. More to come on later, but overall I did enjoy the entire experience and getting to tour their gargantuan wine cellar featuring 100,000 bottles of wine.
And again, thank you to all of you for providing such great suggestions!