06 September 2008

Vacation: Day 1

So after a l-o-n-g red eye flight and now sleep, we arrived in Orlando, FL at 7:20 AM this morning. We got our luggage, rented our Hyundai Senata and got to Cocoa Beach at around 9:30 AM. Luckily, our hotel had a room ready so we all just dropped our stuff down and fell asleep for a couple of hours.
(this is our hotel, four points sheraton)

Got up around 11:30AM and went to breakfast at ihop! Good stuff.
Next we came back to the hotel and got body boards and towels and headed off to the BEACH to play!! And it was HOT & Humid so the ocean felt amazing.

Wow, haven't actually "played" in the ocean since I was a kid!! The water was so warm but had forgotten how much it can hurt when you get crashed in a big WAVE! Dang. We were out there for probably a good hour and a half and I have the battle wounds to prove it. I though I had an oncoming wave all figured out, turns out I didn't. Ended up getting tossed in the wave, slammed against the sandy ocean floor and scraped the heck outta my chest. Got the scabbies to prove it! Ouchies. Anyway, that didn't stop me from enjoying myself! Felt like a little kid again - even ended up with a pound worth of sand in my suit like the good old days.
After going back to the hotel so we could all shower and clean up, we decided to go to the go-cart track! Another fond child hood memory of mine. It was fun.

Went to dinner at The Shark Pit in our hotel... decent food. My taco salad was REALLY good! Anyway, we're all wiped and I better get goin! I think we're going to play a round or two of skip-bo!!

More to come tomorrow!! =)
stay tuned.


Christy and Randy said...

Hey Mandy, it is Christy (Alissa's friend). I cannot believe you guys are so close to me. Tell A that she is only 8 hours from my house and didn't even let me know or figure out a way to come see me!
;-) I hope you guys have fun on your cruise!

Christy and Randy said...

Me again, and tell your sis that next time she goes to a theme park that I can get her discounted tickets and Universal is only 6 hours away! ;-)

Sylvia said...

Oh this is cool, seeing you guys having fun on the trip! Nice pictures, but how come there isn't one of your swimsuit filled with sand? Poor Philip is all crammed in that go cart. I read a revised itinary again this morning for the cruise. It will be interesting to see where you guys really end up. Hopefully all will be safe and you'll get to touch dry land somewhere!