Reed and I spent a good portion of our drive back trying to figure out what we liked best about our vacation... well, that and Reed was talking non-stop about Miss Puddle's mom's voice and how he found it charming. (He said something about how he needed a southern to English dictionary, too... apparently there are South Carolina words that are not in the Kentucky vernacular.)
But we spent a good portion of the day just reliving the time we spent and solidifying memories. (Its all about making memories, you folks with little kids... try and make as many memories as possible both for you and them..)
Here are a few of the things that stood out for us... these are in no specific order...:
***My Aunt's Tri-Tip Steak... It was amazing!!!It was grilled perfectly. We made total hogs of ourselves. I'm converted to this as a grilled option!!
***The Orlando Magic vs Indiana Pacers Pre-Season Game. Seriously this was just the coolest thing ever, and we do not even like either team. The Amway Center is so very nice, the seats were amazing (Got them for $20 on Craig's List by the way), and the experience was made even better by the people who helped you. If I lived local, I would have season tickets. Not to say I'm a converted Magic fan, but they do basketball good in Downtown Orlando. (Reed even caught a free t-shirt!!)
***Disney's Epcot. Between the Fish and Chips right before we watched fireworks to the various rides which made your heart happy we are always inventing and exploring! (We were given park hopper passes from the neighbor across the street who works for Disney.... nice huh?)
***The beach. Seriously I cannot say enough about this place. Playalinda Beach is a part of the Canaveral National Seashore. Yes, you go onto Kennedy Space Center to get to it. So after all these escarpments and gates and official looking bunkers you get to see the most amazing stretch of beach ever. In the distance you get to see one of the Space Shuttle Launch sites, as well. It is clean, clear and beautiful. Please go there if you can, just once, you'll be spoiled for any other beach.
***Mini Golf. We always play mini golf in whatever city we travel to, if it is available. I said Reed cheats, and I stand by it. NO ONE could make that many holes in one without cheating or selling their souls to the devil.
***Meeting Puddles and family. Ok, they were just the cutest of dogs and Allison is the most charming of hosts. We cannot say enough good things about them. :) I'm posting a picture of Miss Whitney because Puddles totally is a hog of the limelight...
***Songs we played a whole lot, which I don't believe we liked much before we left 10/11