London. Across the pond. Our first European trip. We decided to postpone our trip to the United Kingdom until fall. I’m happy we did too. A good friend kept sending me snaps of her snow-covered walks and below 0-celsius temps. Brr!
Instead, we played around in Central Florida. First up, Kennedy Space Center. Jerry booked a Launch Control Center tour that was pretty cool. I wish they would let us see more but you know….secret stuff and all. A full day wasn’t enough time to do everything. I really thought it would be, but we didn’t see all the exhibits, the Imax movies, or the “Legends of Space” or whatever it’s called.
I think we’ll be heading back there “soon.” It would be cool if it were for a launch. They kept talking about the SLS rocket, and it would be fun to do another tour that talks more about that. Why didn’t I become an astronaut? Oh yeah….that’s why.
After spending a few days in Titusville and enjoying some local cuisine, we headed over to Orlando to play at Universal Studios. After four days in a Universal resort and three days in the park. I’m a Disney girl. Don’t get me wrong, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was AH-MAZING!! I would live there if they let me, although they would have to open up a few more of the shops in Diagon Alley. I guess I just prefer not to see the majority of the customers in the park Starbucks were employees of the park. Meh…maybe I’m a snob, no…I am! It’s okay; it’s good to know your flaws.
Highlights: NASA, SpaceX, Margaritas, Bubba Gump restaurant, swimming in the pool, all things Harry Potter, Jerry being a full-on tech nerd.
Lows: $35 parking for CityWalk, low tech park amenities, I-4 traffic, waiting over 20 minutes for a dinner check.
Spring break is just about over. The last quarter of school is a rough one. Lots of tests are coming up. Spring break was just what I needed to refresh before pushing through to the end. …and who doesn’t love coming home to a crazy cat.
Oh yeah, I also turned fifty-one over break. WHAT?!? 😀