Durante Park

Oops! Here I am again, posting much later than I would like, but I’ve just worked seven days in a row (hooray for overtime!) and have been simply too exhausted to string words together. After a lovely little adventure today, I’m home and focused, and here’s what I got up to last month.

In February, I was reminded what cold weather felt like. I know I can’t complain too much, since everybody north of here has had such a grueling winter. Nonetheless, Florida had a few days in the 30s, and that was a pretty big shock after a year on the equator.

The cold didn’t do anything to keep me away from Disney during the little spare time I had, though. Josh and I somehow managed to go to Disney World four Thursdays in a row! (That’s the only day we ever have off work together.)

Big Thunder Mountain

Our two-year anniversary coincided with one of those Thursdays, and we were thrilled to add some new buttons to our collection of Disney memorabilia.

Disney anniversary!

It wasn’t all mouse ears and magic, though. Despite some chilly days, Josh and I made sure to spend time at our favorite park on Longboat Key and saw some beautiful beach sunsets.

Joan Durante Park

Longboat Key sunset

We had a few other adventures, including a trip to Ft. Myers. One of my best friends in the world, Jerod, was visiting his grandma there, so we picked him up and went mini-golfing.

Mini golf madness

(photo credit: Jerod)

In our reminiscing about Cincinnati, I mentioned how much I was craving Skyline, and Jerod informed us that there just happened to be one right there in Ft. Myers. I was thrilled to get a fix of (vegetarian) Cincinnati chili, and it was so wonderful to see my beautiful friend!

Skyline Chili

A few days later, Josh and I were headed back to Disney World, this time with Jerod and our friend Austin in the backseat. We got Jerod his “1st Visit” badge for him to proudly display on his shirt, and we spent the day initiating him into the world of Disney at Magic Kingdom.


Magic Kingdom

The rest of my month entailed a lot of work. So that’s my life right now: work, Disney, work, parks and beaches, work, and a little socializing. And that’s been going just great for me!

(Although hopefully the “work” part will soon be a little more education-oriented: I’m becoming very skilled at teaching applications, and if nobody in this area wants an English teacher at this point in the school year, I should at least be all set to land a teaching job in the upcoming school year!)

I hope everybody’s March is off to a great start! During the rest of this month, I plan to write about the lovely little adventure I had today and to wrap up my stories from the Kentucky road trip so that I can start sharing some of my Hong Kong tales next!

Love, Elizabeth