Spring break ramblings…

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?!?  😀 




Achievement Unlocked

Achievement Unlocked

Wow…forty eight years.  That’s a lot of leveling.  I just read today that EverQuest is 16 years old today.  Wow…seems longer….anyway, forty eight years..and I’m thankful for each lesson learned over the nearly half a century.  OMG….What?!? Ok…couple more years…whew…


Today has been okay.  I got up and had waffles for breakfast. YAY! Then, I took a shower in our new remodeled bathroom.  Took myself to see Cinderella.  It was good.  The Frozen Fever short before had was really cute.  I, like Olaf, want to cuddle all the Snowgies.

After the movie, I headed to Starbucks to get my free Frappuccino birthday drink. That didn’t happen.  The young man at the register ended up charging me 🙁

Not wanting to let the Frappuccino fail get to me, I headed to Tijuana Flats to get some nachos.  I love nachos….  Anyway, they gave me extra guacamole.  SCORE!!   So yummy! #nom





Jerry surprised me with flowers! This was on top of the over the top gadget gifts.




So yeah….Arriving at Level 48 is pretty cool.  😀




46presentsToday I was completely spoiled by Jerry.

I should say that actually it started on Friday night.  When I got home from work I was allowed to open my presents.  SO FUN!  I love them all.  He is a great gift giver.

Today, woke up, went to breakfast at our favorite spot, Cool Moose Cafe.  Then because there is going to be a block party near our grocery store tomorrow we went food shopping.  Even that was fun!

A quick stop home to drop off the food and then back out to  go clothes shopping for me.  I hate shopping for clothes.  I think I’m on of the few woman who find this boring.  I might have to do with my size but I don’t remember being that into it even when I was thinner.  Anyway, I ended up buying more clothes then I expected.  Everything just seemed to fall into place.

Lunch was at Olive Garden.  I love their salad and that’s exactly what I had for lunch.  The only bad thing was that in a more than half empty restaurant we got seated right next to a small family of five with young children.  I almost asked to be moved but I didn’t want to be “that person”.  Most of the lunch was spent listen to the children yell…maybe talk loud…but..no..yell at their parents about being X for tic-tac-toe.  It didn’t dampen my spirits.  I was just thankful that we got to leave. (heh)

Back home, we participated in a beta test of a new game.  Well…Jerry did.  I got to press Login for two hours before I could get in.  I guess that’s why it’s beta 🙂

The night was topped off with an evening out at Alhambra Theatre and Dining.  It wonderful.  The show was Driving Miss Daisy, one of my favorite movies and the cast was excellent.

Jerry really out did himself this birthday.  I can’t wait for future birthdays to see what’s next. 😀