This is the picture I would have used for my Self Portrait Sunday post this week if I had managed to blog on Sunday… or even yesterday. So, how about Self Portrait Tuesday? Even though this picture was taken on Friday… by Colleen… and not a Self Portrait at all? Details, details.
Obviously, I’m back home in Indiana now, and back to work. It’s cold and rainy and just two days ago, I was dying in the heat in Orlando! Maybe that’s why I’m feeling like I might be getting sick…
Cold weather notwithstanding, it is nice to be back at home. Traveling is always fun, but I’m always glad to get back home to my own bed. And the kitties were definitely glad to see me when I got in!
The rest of my trip that I haven’t written about yet was great! Saturday night, Colleen and I went out to dinner with Trevor and Andrew. Then it was on to Howl at the Moon, a piano bar similar to Rum Runner’s for those in the area.
We hung out, used up our free drink tickets and then turned in relatively early to prepare for the big day at SEAWORLD! Yes, that deserves all caps. I’d never been to Seaworld before, and I was pretty excited about it.
I think I grinned through the entire dolphin show, I felt like such a little kid. I kept telling Colleen, “That has to be the greatest. job. ever!”
Then of course, we had to go see Shamu. You can’t go to Seaworld and not see Shamu!
We rode the coasters in the park– Manta and Kraken. Manta is their new, very hyped up roller coaster. After you get strapped into the ride, it rotates you so you are laying on your belly. There’s nothing below you throughout the ride. That was pretty cool, but I think Kraken was better. It had a much better first drop, but I enjoyed all the rides we were on this weekend, both at Busch Gardens and Seaworld.
Then we decided to head for Tampa. Colleen was ready to head for home, and I was grateful. I was having a blast, but this Indiana girl just isn’t used to heat like that in October and my feet were screaming at me too. I spent the rest of Sunday night at Colleen’s house, with her family, trying to figure out how I was going to steal her dog.
Monday morning, I packed up all my stuff and got ready to head home. Colleen dropped me off at the airport so I said goodbye to her (*sniff*) and started the process of flying home. I was not crazy about my seating arrangements on the flights, but I complained enough about that yesterday that I’ll spare you!
All in all, I had a fantastic weekend. I enjoyed the weather, the theme parks, the parts of the conference I didn’t nap through, and of course getting to see and hang out with Colleen!
(Photo shamelessly stolen from Colleen’s flickr stream because I somehow did not get a single picture of us on my own camera)