Rob attended a few conferences in Florida in July. I was able to go with him for 10 days. We were pretty young and broke when we got married, so we really didn't have much of a honeymoon. Rob is not big on traveling (for the sake of traveling), so this is the first real trip we have had in quite a while. The first time ever just with us since kids.....no kids for 10 days! I absolutely love and adore my children, BUT, I must say, I loved every minute we had without them. :-)
I really wanted to see a real alligator in the wild. After we saw some on a charter, we found this one in the man-made lake at our Disney resort. Go figure!
The birds were awesome! These guys were popular. Seemed a bit like our sea gulls.
We were in a nice resort. Got spoiled in a hurry. We did get a bit tired of Mikey-related stuff, but it was fun.
The view from our floor (over the man-made lake with the alligator...).
After a late-night game of mini golf at a neighboring resort. There were so many resorts - a bit mind-boggling for us small town Alaskans. Not sure how many were on the Disney property, but we were still seeing resort names that were new to us after a week.
These little cute guys were everywhere. Rob was determined to catch one...but they are quick!
Outside Busch Gardens.
Amazing vegetation....the landscape leaves a bit to be desired. Completely flat with lots of palm trees. That would be hard to get used to.
We were in some amazing storms! We love thunder and lightening. The rain was a bit intense at times. This was at Cocoa Beach. Most of the time it was very toasty and very humid. But, somehow we did not manage to hit a beach in the sunshine.
Something just cool about being at NASA. Amazing place with a wealth of information.
Close to the Florida Everglades. These trees breathe through their roots that are above the water. Even the captain said it was creepy after dark.
Overall, a great trip. Lots of unscheduled time together, flying first class (long story!), Busch Gardens, Disney World, pools, books, shopping, alligators, SeaWorld, dinner theatre, Blue Man Group, Cirque du soleil, Downtown Disney, good food......thank you Grandparents for making this possible! I personally think it should become an annual event.....
July 4 in Girdwood
11 months ago