We’re back from Florida!
We had bit of an eventful start, the kennels weren’t expecting Betty despite me e-mail and then phoning to confirm our booking. I had images of having to find someone to look after her for 2 weeks and everyone was at work. But luckily the guy accepted it was his mistake and still took her in – phew! Then I noticed I had some bruise/blood blisters on my arm and felt a bit sick, so I was terrified I had meningitis. After laying on the bed for a bit feeling ill, I turned over and realised that down the side of our bed the mattress has a zip…..and that’s where the bruises had come from! So feeling a bit silly, I announced that I didn’t have meningitis but stupidity and we could leave the house…ooops!
The next worry was about where we were staying after reading some horror stories on Trip Advisor. I’d booked it on the basis of good reviews that I’d read about it earlier in the year so I was praying it was ok. But as it turned out it couldn’t have been better, in fact the apartment was nicer and had more floor space than our house. We felt like the Extreme Makeover team had been in there taking pity on us tiny housed Brits. So we’ve now been spoilt and are wondering why we don’t have 3 flat screen 40 inch TV’s, spa bath and a dishwasher??? I think if we had the same bath here, it’d take out the top floor of our house as it was massive and heavy without water in it! So the moral of the story is don’t read Trip Advisor reviews after you’ve booked somewhere, it’ll drive you nuts 😉
Disney World and Sea World were great as always, and Miss L preferred Sea World which was unexpected. Soarin’ at Epcot is the most amazing ride and well worth a fast pass the queues for it were almost 2 hours long. Miss L loved the small rollercoasters and is looking forward to being bigger and going on the large scary rollercoasters…on her own! They look bloody terrifiying, so I’m not going on them LOL!
We saw Space Shuttle Endeavour take off and drove through a mini Tornado in the same day!. The shuttle launch was amazing, it’s one of those ‘proud to be a human’ moments, it was really emotional which we weren’t expecting. The though Tornado literally scared the crap out of me – driving through one is beyond terrifying I never ever want to do that again!. The biggest highlight had to have been our friends from Miami who drove up to visit us for a long weekend, we had an absolute blast and we got to eat at Texas de Brasil which was magnificent – seriously we need some of those in the UK!
Although I had my iPhone with me and free Wifi in our apartment, I was so switched off from the internet that I didn’t even notice that my blog had gone down for 5 days!! I’ve decided that maybe it’s a little more healthy to be like that, so I intend to blog less this summer and get more done round the house and out with Miss L.
So I’ll be posting less, but hopefully better posts if that makes any sense? Hope you’re all having a good summer x