Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dear Orlando

I miss you.

I miss the sunshine and hot weather. The only thing worse than leaving behind 85 degree weather is coming home to 28 degree weather. I won't mention that we had our first snowstorm on the east coast only 24 hours after we were back.

I miss SeaWorld. Loved all the shows. Even loved being talked into the rollercoaster that flips you over onto your stomach. And I really loved sitting in the soak zone and watching Shamu splash the crowd, missing me while nailing the poor sap next to me. *cough Jeff cough*

I miss the hockey players. My first taste of an NHL game has only made me want to go to another and another and another...

I miss the beach but not the conch shell that tried to eat us. Have you ever provoked the little guys that live in those shells? *cough Jeff cough* I don't recommend it.

And I miss Discovery Cove. Having rarely ventured far from home, even swimming in a man-made reef was a fantastic experience. Watching giant rays glide by inches from your body is amazing.

Just don't swim into a school of oversized piranha-like fish without anticipating that completely irrational jolt of fear that makes you choke on your snorkel when they look at you at the exact same time. Every single one of them.

What place are you missing or would love to go back to if you had the chance?


Katie O'Connor said...

I had the chance to spend a few days in Prague this summer. I can't wait to go back again. I didn't get to tour around nearly enough.

Sydney Somers said...

Prague must have been amazing. There are at least a dozen places in Europe I'd love to see someday.

Meg Benjamin said...

Monterey Bay would be my first choice, with Big Sur maybe my second. Haven't been there in a lo-o-ong time.

Kelly Jamieson said...

Oh I'm so jealous! You're totally reminding me of California (Sea World, the ocean the beach, the warm weather...*sigh*