Florida, Space and Reba, oh my!!!!
Hello friends I meant to post this yesterday but time just got away from me. I was so tired yesterday I only did laundry and read and worked on my Valentines Day hearts. I told my husband that the past week had kicked my butt. He said that I say that every week and I guess I do. Ha!!!
So it all started last week on Sunday. I flew to Cocoa Beach Florida with a couple of other people from work. I had to leave my house at 3:45 AM to drive to Knoxville and meet them. Our Attractions group, Southern Highlands Attractions was meeting with some of the marketing people at Kennedy Space Center. Our plane left at 5:35 AM. I had gotten up that morning at 2:30 AM to get everything ready to go. Mark had to work that day as well and had to leave out almost as early as I did. It was a bit of a scramble to get up, get all eight babies taken care of, and get out of the house on time but we did it. Then our plane was delayed in Knoxville to allow for de-icing and we almost missed out connection in Atlanta. Luckily we didn’t.
We were headed to Cocoa Beach FL and we flew into Melbourne. The Melbourne airport is only twenty miles from Cocoa Beach and is a much smaller airport than Orlando which is about sixty miles or so from Cocoa Beach. The Melbourne airport is fairly small, very easy to navigate and I loved it.
We landed, picked up our rental car and headed to Cocoa Beach. We had a little time to kill before checking into our hotel so we got coffee and went to the beach. It was unusually cold for Florida but the beach was beautiful. I got some great pictures that I posted on Wordless Wednesday you can check it out here if you missed it.
We stayed at the Courtyard by Marriott on Cocoa Beach and it was lovely. My room was a small suite with a separate bedroom and kitchen area and a balcony, it wasn’t beach front but we were getting an excellent rate for our attractions group plus it rained two of the days we were there. We met up with most of our group that afternoon and had dinner that night at Fishlips and it was so yummy.
On Monday morning we left by bus to go to Kennedy Space Center. A former attractions member and friend had recently retired from Kennedy and she arranged a special tour for us. It was great!!! The only downfall was that I reached down for my wallet as we were pulling into the parking area at Kennedy and realized it was not in my purse. I didn’t remember seeing it in the hotel room. I was pretty sure I had had it the night before when we stopped at Publix but I couldn’t be for sure. We were scheduled to be at Kennedy all day. I almost got Uber to go back to the hotel to see if my wallet was there but the hotel was about twenty five minutes each way. I kept constantly checking my accounts to make sure no one was using my card. Luckily when I got back to the hotel my wallet was there. I had put a shirt on top of it and that is why I didn’t see it. I hope I am not the only one who does things like this.
We had dinner that night at a great restaurant. Branos Italian Grill, was amazing. Not only the food but the entertainment. On Monday night a precious couple, who are both eighty four years old and have been married for sixty four years, plays music and serenades the diners. What a treat. They were amazing.
We were in meetings half the day on Tuesday and it rained all day. We were scheduled to take an airboat ride but it was canceled because of the rain and cold weather. We did get to visit the original Ron Jon surf shop and meet with their marketing people. That was really exciting. The store is huge almost overwhelmingly so. I got a couple of tee shirts. We went back to the hotel and chilled until dinner.
On Tuesday night we ate at Rising Tide Tap & Table. Another fabulous meal. I had the Mahi Dorado and it was to die for.
We headed home on Wednesday and I was so glad to get back home. We had a late flight and I didn’t get in until after midnight. I took Thursday off and had lunch with the sisters and took supplies to my mother in law and did some house cleaning and extra snuggles for the babies.
Work on Friday and it was sooooo cold. The high temp was only 34 degrees F. I did grocery shopping early Saturday and then went to Knoxville with my niece to see Reba McEntire in concert. What a night, I love Reba and the concert was so good.
Sunday I did laundry and chilled. I think I was still tired from traveling and everything and I just took it easy. WHEW!!!! What a week!!!
How was your week?
Love your day your way!!!!!