Why, hello again! I’m back from a short blogging hiatus post Florida trip because it was an exciting but exhausting week back to work. I am still in the Sunshine State of Mind from my trip and all the things I got to do. If you remember, I shared a little Florida bucket list with you a few weeks ago. (You can read that here.) Here’s how I did…
It all started Friday night when I boarded a plane for Florida to visit my family. I’ve gotten pretty good at flying but this weekend’s flying adventures were full of delays. (Thanks weather!) My parents picked me up late Friday night to kick off my weekend back home.
Take a Trip to Disney.
I got my Disney fix in on Saturday. We lathered on the sunscreen, filled up our water bottles and headed out to Disney’s Magic Kingdom. I’ve been paying for our annual passes since we moved so I figure I make use of them while I was home. Surprisingly the Magic Kingdom was not busy at all! We could walk around Castle Hub with no issues. It’s all because Disney’s Pandora at Animal Kingdom opened that same day.
It was a dreadful 90+ degrees at the park which meant we were sweating from the moment we got out of the car. Luckily there’s a cure for that! DOLE WHIP! The line was long but it was oh so worth it! My dad and I ordered ours in a plastic Skull cup. Novelties are my thing!
Walking through Fantasyland and we stopped at The Sword in The Stone. A long time ago my dad, brother and I tried to pull the sword out. We decided to try again…but failed miserably!
We did our Fastpasses for Big Thunder Mountain and Haunted Mansion before heading to Hollywood Studios. As the sun was setting the temperatures got a little bit nicer. We stuck around to watch Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular which is a firework show slash projection set to John William’s famous score. The sky above us was a gorgeous setting!
Celebrate Matt’s Birthday…Belated.
Since I wasn’t home for Matt’s actual birthday in April we decided to celebrate it while I was home. I took Matt out to lunch at our favorite place in Cocoa Village called, Ossorio’s. Part bistro, part cafe this place has the best brick-oven pizzas as well as freshly made flavored sweet teas. We did a little catching up as Matt has been busy training on stilts at Disney. (How cool is my brother?!) We celebrated with a toast at dinner Sunday night.
Have Tea with My Grandmother. Have Dinner with my Grandmother.
Despite the 3-day weekend, the tea place was closed on Monday. Instead of doing a girls tea we decided to take my grandmother out to dinner as a family. We went to this adorable little Irish pub in Cocoa Beach that I’ll be sharing more about later this week. (All of my pictures wouldn’t fit in this post!) We sat around the dinner table talking about my grandparent’s travels and stories from back when my dad was a kid. It was a wonderful way to spend a dinner!
Visit the Port/Have a Meal at Grill’s.
Monday morning my parents took my brother and I out to Port Canaveral for brunch at Grill’s. Driving in we saw the Disney Dream, the cruise ship we went on last spring for vacation. We shared stories and our favorite things about that vacation. Our brunch view was perfection! We sat right on the water and watched as boaters set out for the ocean and a day of fun. I ordered my favorite Cranberry and Walnut French Toast and it was delicious. Grill’s is one of those places that holds a special place in my heart. It’s my place that I like to enjoy with my people.
Overall, my Florida trip was wonderful! Despite incredibly hot temperatures and some flight delays it was a great way to spend Memorial Day Weekend. I’m already looking forward to my next trip back when Judd and Gus will be with me!
How did you spend your Memorial Day Weekend?