Monday: We drove from Orlando to Cape Canaveral (just about 1 hour) to visit Kennedy Space Center! Josh has been wanting to make this trip for quite some time and I kept resisting because I felt like would be a total pain — but I agreed she had reached a point where she would be tolerable and possibly enjoy it.
They turned out to enjoy it a lot! There were some parts that were more geared to adults (a really cool simulation of Apollo 8’s launch) but also play areas and exhibits they were into. Would definitely recommend and we will eventually go back when the kids can appreciate it on a different level.
We left around 5pm and drove 3 hours to Amelia Island where we rented a VRBO in the same complex as last year. By the time we stopped at The Loop for pizza and picked up groceries I was so tired I thought I might be getting sick but thankfully recovered overnight.
Tuesday & Wednesday: Basically 2 of the same day, although Wednesday I finally made it out running (took a 3 day hiatus). Beach in the AM / lunch (in our rental) / relax in the afternoon / out to dinner. This is our 3rd trip to the area as a family and Josh and I were actually here in March 2020 (yes 1 week before all hell broke loose!).
This means that I have gone to Island Time Ice Cream every year for the past 4 years.
We also lucked on weather so far, though I think it may storm this afternoon (#cozy).
Things haven’t been easy the whole time, just to be real — we have had to break up quite a few A/C fights and G was acting TERRIBLE at restaurants (last night was better thank goodness). AND I have had to do some work, though I made a lot of progress yesterday afternoon and now I’m almost done with my looming project (annual ACGME reporting that I didn’t get to finish with before I left).
- Go running (it’s 80F and 92% humidity, definitely not any better than home!)
- Skateboard park + pool perhaps? (a break from our daily beach routine)
- FINISH or get close to finishing ACGME reporting in the afternoon
- “Fancy” dinner out (with the kids . . . so not THAT fancy!)