Monday, October 15th, 2012
St. Augustine & A Rocket Launch
Well, I’m back. I don’t even feel like I went on vacation until I look back at the pictures and then I’m like… oh yeah, I did that. I didn’t take nearly as many pictures as I should have, but I’ve rounded up a few of the ones that I did take to show you guys. I’ll probably do three or four short and sweet vacation posts, and then we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled
Last Friday, October 5th, we left Pennsylvania around 1:15 and headed towards South Carolina so we could spend the night at a hotel, and split up the driving. We ended up getting stuck in DC traffic for 3 hours, and only got to the hotel around midnight. The following morning we drove the rest of the way to Florida and stopped at St. Augustine lighthouse on the way to our rental home. The walk up to the top of the lighthouse was horrible. I thought I was going to keel over, but I made it to the top and the view was so worth it.
After the lighthouse, we all drove to the rental house. We got there pretty late and it was already dark out, so I didn’t bother taking any pictures of the inside or outside. The next morning though, we spent most of the day at the house swimming, and just hanging out. The only picture I took of the house though, was one for instagram, so I’m sorry about the quality.
The rental house had an enclosed pool and spa, which we took full advantage of.
And I loved how you could look down into the living room and kitchen from the second floor. Makes it so easy to communicate with your 10 other roommates or throw laundry down.
The same day that we made it to Florida, we found out that Space X was going to be launching a rocket from NASA. Cape Canaveral was only about two hours away from our rental so we headed out to see the launch. It’s nothing like an actual space shuttle taking off, but it was still pretty cool to see and hear. It looks like the sun is out there in the water, but it’s actually the rocket taking off.
I’ll be back tomorrow with Epcot pictures!