Saturday, February 5, 2011

Florida Vacation Days 1 & 2

Ahh, finally something interesting to write about. So, my trip to Florida was wonderful! It was so nice to get away from the cold here in Colorado.

The first day of vacation was more or less just a travel day.  Ed and I took separate flights (we each had a free ticket on separate airlines) and Ed's plane arrived a few hours before mine did.  This was good news for me...By the time I landed, Ed had gotten the renal car, checked us in at the condo, gone grocery shopping, and unpacked the suitcase. After he picked me up at the airport, all I had left do was relax.

On our second day, we decided to drive to Daytona beach, since I had never seen the Atlantic Ocean.  Daytona was pretty cool.  Ed was loving it because you can drive on the beach.

 It was a crazy ride. You can only drive 10 mph, but that was still exciting because the sand was NOT packed. It was like driving on fresh powder snow.  Once we parked, we actually had a hard time getting moving again. It was really fun though.
After we drove for a while we got out and walked on the beach. It was so nice and there were so many birds. Of course there were seagulls, but also quite a few pelicans and they were quite lovely.
Then we had a late lunch at a restaurant overlooking the water and headed back to Orlando. 

I was really happy to see the Atlantic Ocean because my grandfather grew up in Rhode Island and talked fondly the Atlantic. But the real highlight of my day was something I wasn't able to get a picture of...I saw a bald eagle in the wild. Yes, I've seen them in zoos before, but to see one soaring above your head and have it be low enough that you can really get a good look was...magical.

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