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Thanksgiving travelers: so far, so good

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Millions of Americans around the country are piling into cars and onto airplanes this Thanksgiving. Here in Florida, about two million of us are driving to grandmother's house for our turkey dinner, just slightly more than last year.

"Well yeah, they're a little crazy right now. You gotta watch them. They'll cut in on you and all that. You got to keep your eyes on the road here," says Pelham Golden of Tampa.

At Tampa International Airport, there were a few delays, but for the most part it was smooth sailing. For some, the biggest problem was just getting to the airport.

"Interstate 4 was a mess. Backed up all the way, so we jumped off and got on Dale Mabry and went the back way in. Then we had to park. Ugh. Had to walk half a mile!"

"Coming over the bridge was busy, getting to the airport. But the airport was fine getting in," Eric Lottermoser says. He and his son, who is a freshman in college, are just happy to have the whole family together.

"I'm actually looking forward to a home-cooked meal. Campus dining has been a little subpar," Evin Lottermoser says.

"Just hanging out eating turkey and green bean casserole and playing sports," says Jessica Lawrence, whose family is flying to St. Louis with their one-year-old son, Jordan. "He's a really good baby. He just sits there and eats his graham crackers and he just chills."

They say they're thankful for each other and the good weather.

Mark Howard hopes the roads will be free and clear too tomorrow, but he's not counting on it.

"That's why I'm filling up right now with gas, so I can avoid that, the whole mess," Howard said.

TIA says this Sunday, the airport will be just as busy as everyone returns home. With two million people on the roads here in Florida, AAA says make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get where you're going, and be patient.

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