Florida | Orlando, Universal Studios & seeing gators! (Part 2)

Have you checked out Part 1 of my Florida trip? 😊

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During the last few days in Florida, I had to go on a Gator Tour so I went to a place called Camp Holly’s! They had an awesome tiki bar, baby gators on site, and the funniest air boat captains. I had the best time, I highly recommend this place! (And if you do go, order a margarita and tell the bartender I say hi!)

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Since I was in Orlando, I had to go to Universal Studios! (I was planning on going to DisneyWorld, but I’ll save that for another time). I’m a huge Simpsons fan, so I loved seeing KrustyLand, and of course the Wizarding World of Harry Potter was a blast!

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This also marks the first week of living on the road (and not in an actual “house”). So far, so good! It’s taking some adjustment, but I grew up camping so I love it. The only downside right now is the lack of stable, reliable Wi-Fi, but I’m working around it as best as I can, while still enjoying the outdoors!

I’ve been writing a lot for myself, which I love doing because I love being able to look back at my words and feelings. Being out on the road and away from every day distractions has been a blessing in disguise. However, speaking of blessings, a few days before I hit the road I got some bad news. That morning was rough, but I haven’t been focusing on the negatives of it all – instead, I’ve been seeing it for all that it IS and not what it could have been. I may touch on this later, but for right now I’m keeping this to myself, allowing myself to grow from it, and continuing to seek out the positives in my every day.

Have you ever visited Orlando, Universal Studios, or gone on a gator tour? 😊

Florida | Orlando, Universal Studios & seeing gators! (Part 2)

Florida | St. Augustine, Cocoa Beach & getting ready for life on the road! (Part 1)

My grand adventure of living on the road has officially begun! (And as I’m writing this, I’m sitting at an auto repair shop in the outskirts of Nashville – more on that later). The first stop on my trip was Florida to visit family before I hit the road. I explored a ton and had a blast. Here are some photos from the first leg of my road trip across America!

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Nearly every community is built on or around the water, and it’s unlike anywhere else I’ve ever been. I love these little docks behind all these houses!

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Exploring old town St. Augustine was incredible! It’s one of America’s oldest cities and it was founded in the mid-1500s! I explored a 17th century stone fortress, walked through the streets of the old town (with a strawberry ice cream in hand, of course), and visited America’s oldest wooden schoolhouse (still standing from the early 1700s)! This little town was amazing, and if you’re in the area I highly recommend visiting!

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Hawaii has some amazing sunsets, but there’s nothing quite like Florida sunsets. Every day, it started raining around 3pm and when the skies broke around the sunset, it was magical. (Also, if you go to Sonic, go during their Happy Hour time and get the peanut butter oreo shake – you’re welcome 😉)

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Cocoa Beach is one of the cutest little beach towns, and visiting the Ron Jon shop was such a blast! I love all the colors here, they make me so happy.

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I felt very fortunate to be able to spend my dad’s birthday and Father’s Day with both my dad and grandfather this year. We went out to a German restaurant (their favorite food!)

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This first taste of life on the road was sweet, and I’m looking forward to all the adventures that are to come! (Look out for Part 2 of this post soon! 😊)

Florida | St. Augustine, Cocoa Beach & getting ready for life on the road! (Part 1)