To start out with, I'd like to tell you, this is the jumpsuit of your dreams. I wore it a couple times while in Florida. If it were socially acceptable, I would probably have worn it every day. It's soft, comfortable, and, because it fits a little looser, also pretty cool.
My favorite way to fly to Florida, from Utah, is on a red eye flight. Usually it's great (especially on JetBlue- can you say unlimited snacks??). But, this flight was a little rough. I flew Frontier, and just couldn't get comfortable. Being awake for a red eye is NOT fun.
I finally got to Orlando, picked up my rental car, and got on my merry way to Palm Coast, where I spent the first half of my trip.
Where and what is Palm Coast? The cutest, most underrated, tourist free little town. If traffic and construction weren't bad, it'd be about an hour and a half from Orlando. But, because there is never ending construction in Downtown Orlando, and people don't know how to drive, you can usually expect the drive to take about 2 hours.
It's perfectly in between Daytona and St. Augustine, and Flagler Beach is the cutest, and most under crowded beach I've ever been to in Florida.
I stayed with my favorite family in the whole wide world. We made crafts, went to the beach, watched Disney movies, and just had fun. I babysat all the kids basically since they were born. I love them. and their Mom is one of my best friends. My life would not be the same without them.
While in Palm Coast I got burned REALLY bad. I seriously don't know how it happened. Luckily by the wedding it had turned to tan, but boy oh boy was I red. Tomatoes looked pink compared to me.
Friday rolled around, and I headed back down to Orlando for a weekend full of wedding festivities.
There was the bachelorette party.
The wedding rehearsal.
The trip down memory lane. We were all roommates on the Disney College Program ages ago!
The rehearsal dinner.
The morning of the wedding (yes, that was it's own event).
And of course, the wedding.
The photographer was a total butt face, and would give me a look every time I picked up my camera.
So, unfortunately for you, you'll just have to take my word that the bride was gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.
After the weekend was over, I was ready to sleep for the rest of the week.
But, unfortunately I only had one more day left in Florida, and sleeping it away was not an acceptable option.
So, I went to Epcot.
I love Epcot, especially the World Showcase. When I worked at Disney, my two favorite parts about the park where the boys, and the food. Both from all around the world. As it so happens, I'm not really in a position where it's appropriate to flirt with attractive guys from Norway or France anymore, so I guiltlessly indulged in my other favorite part of the park. The food.
It happened to be the flower and garden festival, which, if you haven't had the chance to go during that event, it means there's even more food that usually. Violet Lemonade, Fruishi from Japan, and a delicious scone and strawberry number from the UK were my favorites. They also happened to be a few of the only gluten free options, so there's that too.
Here's the highlight reel.
Oh and this happened. Javi and I recreated a photo we took almost EIGHT years ago. It's gold.
We look like babies!! And my bangs still have problems staying where they are supposed to.
We had a late dinner at one of the restaurants in Japan, and ended up being (I'm pretty sure) the last people to walk out from the back of the park. Walking through The World Showcase with NO ONE else around was magical. And the Epcot ball looked fantastic.
And we lived happily ever after. The end.
Just kidding. I had the worst experience getting to the airport the next morning. Went 40 minutes in the wrong direction, drove through a toll booth without paying, and missed my flight.
Luckily Heavenly Father listened to my not so nice, and very exasperated call for help, and everything worked out.
I flew stand by all the way home.
My bag made it home too.
And, Prince Charming and I made it safely home.
And then we lived happily ever after.