It’s a love/hate relationship. I love getting away and experiencing new places and fun restaurants. I hate quick travel that leaves you feeling rushed and out of breath.
This trip was the weekend after Mother’s Day. Chloe’s Birthday. We didn’t have major plans because the weather had rain in the forecast, and we weren’t sure what we would be able to do. We thought about going to Disney, but the rain would derail that. We thought about an amusement park. Again with the rain. We ended up going to a space museum that was ehhh. It was, perhaps, a little more educational and less fun that we had hoped. We did see a movie about aliens that was shown on a screen like the planetarium has. We thought it would be about fun aliens, the ones that are make believe, but we should have known that it would be more factual regardless of the posters. So we learned about micro organisms that could live in water on another planet. It was riveting. The goggles and headphones were actually pretty cute…too bad I forgot to snap a picture. We may have looked a little like aliens. Ha! The narrator was also British, which reminded us of a great friend, so we loved listening to him talk.
The weekend was really about how much food we could eat. We ate at McDonalds FOUR times. I’m not proud of this. But their breakfast isn’t bad at all! We ate the best pizza on the continent. It was so good that it prompted the next week to be “Pizza week”. We had pizza almost every day. It was dreamy. And Outback. We can’t forget Outback. Or the chocolate. That British friend I mentioned, he loves Cadbury chocolate. And if everyone could pronounce it the way he does, the world would be a happier place to live in. So, we had to try out this chocolate to see what all the fuss was about.
It is fantastic!! Sadly, the Cadbury chocolate you can buy in America is not the same as this truly fabulous delicacy. If you come visit, I’ll make sure you get some of the real stuff.
We also went to the Apple store. Remember the love/hate relationship? It applies here too. Usually, we either have to spend a ton of money or something is broken. This time, it was the latter. My hard drive crashed and burned. Never to be resurrected. In other words, I lost everything on my computer because I am not tech savvy and hadn’t backed it up. Ever. You can bet I won’t make that mistake again!
We had a really nice time away (and the pizza week that followed at home was good too!). We laughed a lot. Walked miles. Slept hard. Only cried once. Success!!