Cocoa Beach, Florida: An Orlando day trip

Florida Fun: A Romp on Cocoa Beach

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On our last night in Orlando last week, there was a rocket launch from Cape Canaveral. None of us would have had the slightest clue were it not for my dorky fiance who scours a dozen or so space sites a day because he’s a space geek like that. So we packed up the Lumpmobile—our uglier-than-sin rental car—and drove east to the coast.

But some pretty menacing storm clouds delayed the flight. So we waited.

And took photos, like we’re often wont to do.

Some scarier than others.

And we ran on the beach.

And played like we were kids again.

And jumped.

And jumped some more. Because jumping photos never get old.

Then when we got tired of that—or rather, our joints started to ache, as none of us are spring chickens these days—my sprightly sister turned the sand into her tapestry.

Scott’s “cage” says “Caution: Rabid Monkey.” Mine says “Resting Beauty.” Smart girl, she knows who to butter up.

Then, gave him some love, because let’s be honest, he puts up with way more from three crazy ladies than most men would.

In the end, the launch never happened, but that’s OK, because we (clearly) found ways to amuse ourselves otherwise. Happy Fourth of July (AKA Scott’s 35th birthday!) to you all!

  • July 2, 2009

    Happy birthday SVV! I love the eyeball picture . . .super awesome!

  • July 2, 2009

    Happy Birthday Scott! And a Happy 4th!

  • July 2, 2009

    Glad you didn’t write Reba Sheba in the sand 🙂

  • July 2, 2009

    aw. fun! loved these pics. jumpings pics NEVER get old. plus it always takes like 100 photos to get one to come out right!

  • July 2, 2009

    OMG, it’s Scott’s birthday! Have a great day.
    All that excitement simply because I know someone who was born on the same day too, as must half the world!
    Btw, those are fun pictures.

  • July 2, 2009

    Happy Fourthday Scott!

  • July 2, 2009

    What incredible fun at the beach. Who need a rocket launch anyway. I love the jumping, and you both jump very well and high in the air. The beach art is also very fun.

    Happy Birthday Scott!

  • July 2, 2009

    i think you’re wearing the same dress:


    by the way, i never officially congratulated you on your engagement, so CONGRATS, girl! i’m very excited for you and so happy 🙂


  • July 3, 2009

    Happy birthday, Scott! BTW, you and Kari get some serious air.

  • July 3, 2009

    Aw, what a buncha cuties! Happy weekend!

  • July 3, 2009

    Orlando is like Neverland…”where a kid can be a kid.” Happy Travels.

  • July 3, 2009

    I love jumping shots!

  • July 3, 2009

    You guys are too cute for words. Happy July 4th!!

  • July 3, 2009

    OK, I don’t need to watch fireworks tomorrow, I just need to come back to this post and see you guys jumping around in celebration. LOVE IT!

  • July 4, 2009

    what awesome shots! We have some of my son jumping and flying from furniture to floor, but they’re so hard to get. you guys did well!
    It looks like waiting can be fun.

  • July 4, 2009

    This series is rweally good. You’ve captured the emotions and fun perfectly.

  • July 4, 2009

    So much fun! Happy 4th!

  • July 4, 2009

    Who needs a rocket launch when you’re having so much fun, eh? 🙂

  • July 5, 2009

    I would have NEVER guessed Scott was 35!

  • July 6, 2009

    We planned visit Fla. sometime this summer and Mike did the same thing, researched when a launch would be.

  • July 6, 2009

    Lovely photos! I love the jumping shots!

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  • July 7, 2009

    Happy belated birthday Scott!

    I love that Time Out photo! Her expression is priceless!

  • July 7, 2009

    you are a good jumper, kristin! hope you had fun while you were in south carolina recently!!

  • July 19, 2009

    We always used to go to Cocoa Beach for a few days after our Disney World vacations. My parents claimed the needed a beach vacation to recover from vacation.

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