I have a confession to make. I kind of hate Florida. I know, I know. I'm supposed to love it. It's warm, and Chicago is cold. It's sunny, Chicago is gray. It's where A.P. is from. Still, I hate it. I loathe going there, and I hate spending the money traveling to the same place over and over again. Nevertheless, we go. We have to. All of A.P.'s family still lives there, and if we want to see them, then go to Florida we must.
This past trip was probably one of the best trips. For one thing, it wasn't over a holiday. So I didn't sit around thinking about my family and missing them. For another thing, we didn't bounce around between Jacksonville and Tampa. We were strictly in Tampa this time. And lastly, we did something on our own. We took an overnight trip to Orlando and went to Disneyworld. I'm a Disney virgin, so it was kind of neat to see the place. Still, I don't think I'll go back any time soon. It was crowded, hot, the lines were long, and the rides were kind of...lame. It felt outdated. Still, it was an experience I needed to have at least once.
Here are some photos from our trip! We started out walking around Centro Ybor, near downtown Tampa.
Our second day, we went on a picnic with family.
Our third day, we drove to Orlando for a quick overnight trip. We stayed at the Hyatt Grand Cypress, which was pretty nice. Then, we headed to the Magic Kingdom for a day of fun.
I've made an edit to this post, because it's a motherlover of a long one! I've split it into two parts. I'll post the second part tomorrow, along with another wedding inspiration post. See you tomorrow.