I got to spend the past 6 days in Florida with Brad meeting a bunch of his family members. Vacations are never long enough.
When we first arrived from the airport we were greeted by Scooter who excited peed everywhere when we greeted him. And continued to do so every day multiple times a day when we woke up in the mornings or when we came back home from anywhere.
It’s cool, just make sure your greet him outside or on the tile.
On the first day of vacation we went to ocean and took a tour on The Majestic Princess.
That was basically the tour. All about rich peoples homes.
We went to the actual beach twice. The water was very calm for an ocean. Not a lot of waves, which I found surprising. It was still a lot of fun, though. I had been wanting to go on a beach vacation for a while! I haven’t seen the ocean since I went to Justin and Alison’s wedding back in May 2009. That’s unacceptable. lol
Since I’m kindof allergic to shellfish my lip swelled up a bit. But it was totally worth it.
I have no idea why they call it “pie” instead of cake…
YES we were able to crossfit while we were there! We went to the grand opening of Hustle Hard Crossfit We were on a 4-person team that might have been a two person team, haha! We teamed up with two girls that wanted to use an 8lb wallball and a 25lb kettlebell (I took the opportunity to work on 20 lb wallballs since that is what will be used at HOA). A girl on our team kept going on and on and about her surgery that happened ten weeks ago. Which turned out to be a boob job. People in Palm beach are pretty nutso about plastic surgery. Brad was deeply disturbed by some of the distorted faces running around there. which is GOOD b/c I would never do that. I’ll keep my non-suprised-looking eyes and my natural giant nose, thanks.
We also stopped at Crossfit iQ, which is where Brad went during Christmas when he was in town.
They were actually closed when we got there. Woops. But “Q” the owner was there and he let us do three rounds of the Hotshots 19 wod. We accidentally ran too far, but it was pretty fun anyways.
On Monday morning we found out that neither of our HOA teams were able to get registered. The competition seemed to fill up within 1 minute of going live. Which is a shame. All that tryouts stress for nothing… and some teams that didn’t try out were able to get in. Life isn’t fair, but you just have to take it and move on when it’s something you have no control over. I already have lots of people who are willing to take over my hotel reservation, but I’m holding out hope that we might be able to get in off of the waiting list. At least for a couple of weeks….
That night we made dinner for Brad’s mom and her husband:
We made Ginger Citrus Salmon with Cucumber and Orange Salsa and a side salad inspired by the “enlightened spinach salad” at Mellow Mushroom.
I’ve mentioned it on my blog before, I find flying terrifying. But it’s worth it because I really love traveling. The more often I fly, the better I get about not spazzing out. Turbulence bothers me but mostly I really don’t care for the take off and landing process. So many sounds and things going on that I don’t understand. I worry that one of those sounds might be a big “oops, we’re all going to die.”