It was a rough June, and I really needed to escape for a weekend. My birthday weekend, none the less!
I planned the entire vacation about two days before I flew out on Friday. I had some Southwest credit that was going to expire, so to Orlando I went!
Got in late Friday night, rented a car, and drove a couple of hours to Cocoa Beach, FL.
Now, I'm cheap, but this was one of my all time cheapest moments. I did NOT want to pay $100+ for a crappy hotel in Cocoa Beach. I just couldn't do it. I actually tried to find a spot on the beach to sleep, but ended up getting scared. So...I parked the rental car in a dark(ish) parking lot, put the seats down,and went to sleep. Err, kind of slept. Turns out cars aren't so comfortable, haha. It was a long night with not much sleep, but hey, I saved $100!
Freshened up in the bathroom at iHop the next morning, and then set off to do some sea kayaking. Lucked out and had a manatee come right up to the boat, and really enjoyed the outdoors and the tour.
(Rest of post and pictures coming soon...)