Sunday, June 28, 2009

Orlando, FL

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...)

Thursday, June 18, 2009


It's hard to believe how fast you can go from this...
January 2009

 And this...
May 2009

To this...
June 2009
And this...
June 16,  2009
Life is short, and can be gone in an instant. 

Go hug your parents and tell them you love them while you still can.