On Friday night we drove to New Hampshire so we could make the early flight in the morning. I won't go into the entire travel day because it was pretty uneventful; basically, we made it on time and I don't really like Southwest Airlines' "prison rules" seating methodology.
On Saturday we hung around the pool with Rob's mom and later went out to dinner with her, Rob's stepdad, and some of their friends. We had a lot of fun (and a lot of drinks, whoops!). It would've been a great night but for the massive gluten attack that hit me when I got home. One of the worst feelings in the world is throwing up and not feeling better.
The next day Rob and I frolicked about on the beach. It was too cold for me to go into the beach (yeah yeah, I'm from Maine and I'm a wuss) but we sat for a good 45 minutes just watching the waves and enjoying each other's company. We went on a goofy little nature walk which was more like a wooden walkway to nowhere, and then ate a delicious homemade meal before going to bed early.
On Monday, Rob and I did our first and only tourist-y thing: toured the Kennedy Space Center. If you are ever in Florida and you are a nerd, you should definitely go to the Kennedy Space Center. It was nuts, yo. We paid a little extra and got to go inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, where they assemble freaking shuttles. We even saw the remains of the shuttle Endeavour! WHAT?! I've never been all that into space, unlike my nerd husband, but this tour was freaking amazing. We also got to see the launch pads from which Apollo 11 and the Challenger took off, got to sit/lay down in models of moon capsule things, went into the shuttle simulator (which was kind of lame, admittedly), and saw the original mission control consoles from the Apollo flights. Funny story: they told us that there was more computing power in a digital watch than in the entire room of consoles. Anyway, it was totally worth the money we spent on it and I highly recommend it.
The next day (Tuesday) we spent on the beach, and it was finally warm enough to go swimming. Rob told me that as a child he always built sand "dams" to see if he could stop the waves. We built a "wall" together, along with our "castle" and "serf houses" to see how well we could protect them. Spoiler alert: not well. But it was fun anyway and I love being a total goofy nerd with my husband. I'm pretty sure everyone walking by thought we were just that. Also, if you're wondering why I'm prancing around like an idiot, it's because Rob wanted to capture a picture of me prancing around like an idiot. Also, appreciate my muffin top.
Tuesday was also the day that Rob got the call from Santa Fe confirming that he had the job! It was very exciting and in a way, I think pretty cool that we found out while relaxing and sunning ourselves on the beach. After that happy little piece of news we drove into Cocoa Beach, where we had lunch with my friend Dorrie. Dorrie and I have known each other since 4th grade and were always the best of friends. I hadn't seen her since high school graduation so it was pretty awesome to catch up again. We also opened our Christmas gifts from Rob's mom and chatted about our beasties.
All in all we had a really good time. When Rob and I go on vacation we tend to do a lot more relaxing than tourist-ing. Honestly I'm a lot happier just sitting alone with my husband in front of the ocean than riding roller coasters, and I was reminded of this simple joy many times throughout our trip. I'm a very lucky girl.
Anyway I hope you all had a great week and enjoyed the guest posts!