Thursday, October 18th, 2012
Daytona Beach & Anniversary Buttons
This is the last vacation post, I promise.
We spent last Thursday driving to Daytona Beach, Florida and spending a few hours at the beach. I’ve never been to a beach that was this empty during peak beach time, and I’ve also never been to a beach where you could actually drive onto it. So it was a bunch of firsts for me. The waves at this beach are way different than I’m use to at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Half of the time I couldn’t even touch the bottom, and it was one wave after another that I kept getting pulled under. After getting pulled under and doing a few somersaults underwater, I had enough and just went and sat on the beach while Travis dug a sinkhole in the sand.
Our last day in Florida was spent at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which I still call MGM. It just sounds better. It was a day full of rides, shows & laughing. We rode rides such as The Tower of Terror (which Travis recorded & you can hear me screaming the entire time) and the Rockin’ Roller Coaster.
We even got to ride the Toy Story Mania ride, which was awesome even though Travis beat me! But out of our group of 11, I got 2nd place! :D Tip: Get FastPasses for this ride AS SOON AS YOU GET TO THE PARK! They do run out and the wait time is usually above 90 minutes all day. We got FastPasses in the morning and our time to go in was still between 2 & 3PM.
We also toured the Walt Disney Museum which housed his old office and drawings.
For the entire day we were there, Travis & I wore “Happy Anniversary” pins which we received when we bought our tickets since our 5 year Anniversary was the following day (October 13). Travis was ready to rip his off after the first five minutes, because numerous employees kept wishing us a Happy Anniversary. I loved it.
If you have ever been to Disney World as a kid, and figure that you’ve “been there & done that” I highly suggest that you go back as an adult. It’s a totally different experience and I’d go again if I had the chance.