Thursday, January 06, 2011

A Belated Happy New Year....

So, an un-book related post from me.  Happy new year to everyone - I hope 2011 is everything you want it to be.

So the last month or so has flown by.  We had a mammoth road trip to Florida for Christmas: 3500 miles, 5 states and Disneyworld :)  We had an absolutely wonderful time - packed 3 parks (Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios) into 3 1/2 days and also managed a trip to the Kennedy Space Center.



Fact Fans - Each stripe on the US flag on the side of the Vehicle Assembly Building is 8ft wide!

Memorial Garden

How gorgeous is that sand!  Pensacola Naval Station, Florida - on the Gulf Coast




Magical

I could talk forever about the trip but I won't.  Suffice to say - I want to go back.  There's so much we didn't get to see, and that's without adding Epcot and Universal Studios into the mix!

The trip home was pretty uneventful - we stopped in New Orleans but didn't do as much as we'd liked as Chris had an awful cold so Luke and I did some sightseeing but not much else.  We plan on going back at some point!

And then we got back into Texas, and stopped to see this:

Beaumont, Tx.  It used to be the worlds largest fire hydrant....

We are heading to the wilds of West Texas on the 14th Jan - for Chris's birthday we are off to the McDonald Observatory for a Saturday night star party.  This is how isolated it is:

Who knows what we'll see on this trip!



1 comment:

Dizzy C said...

Happy New Year!

Looks like a magical time.

carol