Eeeee. It sure has been a while, hasn’t it?
Our flight was at 10:40 out of Baltimore, so we left here around 7:40. I did have enough time to go for a swim, which was good because I hate sitting all day with all that extra energy. I get so antsy. I am a bad traveler. Anyway, our flight ended up being slightly delayed, which caused a minor panic attack, as we were afraid we’d miss our connecting flight, but luckily, everything worked out. By the time we landed in Orlando, got our luggage and our rental car, it was nearly 4 p.m. and we were famished. We swung by Trader Joe’s for some happy hour essentials. We enjoyed some drinks and snacks in our room, and then took an uber to Chuy’s, a Mexican restaurant. It was delicious, reasonably priced and fast. We stopped by another place, BJ’s, on the walk home for another round. It was a perfect first evening in Florida. We were beat from a long day of traveling.
You guys, on Thursday, I … ran. With no pain, no NOTHING. It was beautiful and humid and amazing.
After my run (and a shower), Tim and I walked over to Universal. It was awesome, there were pretty much NO lines, and we rode almost every ride. I’d been to the original Harry Potter part, but not the addition, and it was AWESOME. I had so much fun.
We hung out in the park until 3ish, but we were hungry and thirsty, so we left and stopped at Margaritaville. I accidentally got glutened here (my own fault, I should always double check with french fries, but I was SO hungry, and there was nothing else I could eat). I was okay, just really bloated and felt really sick. We were both really worn out, so we stopped by Trader Joe’s (again) and got some food and spent the evening hanging out at the hotel.
I am not usually a Friday runner, so I went to the hotel gym and ellipticaled and lifted. Sean arrived early, but by the time we picked him up from the airport, and picked up his ticket from the shady tourist place he accidentally bought it from, we had a late start. We met up with his friend Courtney and spent the day at Universal again. The lines were a bit longer, but not too bad, and we had a great day.
We hit a wall eventually, and decided to grab drinks and food right outside the park. Surprisingly, Orlando is not very gluten-free-friendly, so we just went with Mexican again. But it was delicious. We ended up crashing in our hotel room around 9, watching The Goonies. And then we broke the TV and called maintenance and they couldn’t help us, so we just went to bed. Probably for the best.
I got up super early to go for a run, which was wonderful. The humidity was low, and I felt great. My iPod was having all sorts of problems this weekend, but I think it was humidity. It wasn’t so bad to run music-less because I was just SO happy to be running. Anyway, I figured everyone would be up doing fun things by the time I returned, but I was wrong, they were all still dead asleep. We were SO lazy, spending most of the morning laying around before grabbing lunch and switching hotels and then lounging around some more until it was time for the wedding. The wedding was wonderful, Lindsey looked stunning. On one hand, it feels like just yesterday that she lived in the room next to me and I’d hear “Kel bel? Are you home? Do you want to watch some Saved by the Bell?” but on the other hand, that truly does feel like the 7+ years ago it was. I hate growing up so much I wish I could freeze time. Anyway, the wedding was so much fun. I am so happy for them. Seeing your friends happy is just a whole other level of awesome. We partied until last call and then Tim and I called it a night because we were exhausted.
I hate this picture, but whatever. Why is my arm SO LARGE.
Life as a vegetarian is hard.
We had an early flight, so I got up around 6 to get a few miles in. My stomach, as it has been, was a total disaster, but I got some pretty miles in. It just felt good to move.
We flew home on Jet Blue, which I really liked. I got to watch the second half of Girl Next Door on Comedy Central, which is one of my favorite movies. The flight wasn’t too bad, nor was the drive home. It was just long, and I wasn’t feeling so great thanks to all those vodka clubs and all the shitty food we had been eating. By the time we got settled, I finished my run, and we did grocery shopping, it was dinnertime. I met Liz and Nadya for a beverage and we got hit on by some creepy drunk man who would not leave us alone. Sometimes, it is fun to get hit on, like WE STILL GOT IT, but no, this was not the case. Anyway, we bid adieu, and then Tim and I ate diner, and that was that. I am sad it is a full week, but next week is super short. Thanks Pilgrims.