Cocoa Beach

Vacation is wonderful. Sorry, I totally don’t mean to rub it in, but, it is awesome. Winking smile

We are having a great time so far. Well, full disclosure, it’s been great but also a little rough. . . someone (cough Luke cough), didn’t want to sleep either for nap time or at nighttime. .. it’s gotten a lot better as he is settling in, but man, that first day was rough. But a rough day in Cocoa Beach is probably better than a rough day in MN with snow, right?


We had a great 3 mile run.

And when all else fails, we do Luke’s favorite thing.  . . sit in the car and push ALL the buttons.


Sunday morning, someone was up bright and early, so I took that at my cue to take him to check out Dunkin’ Donuts – my 1st time!


He was a fan of the munchkins.


And this caramel skim latte – holy yum! I should not have let Scott try it because I am pretty sure he drank half of it.


We checked out a local art fair. . .


And finally took a nap. . . we had to be nap buddies to make it happen, but I was willing to sacrifice. .. ahhh the life of a Mom.  Winking smile 


And the night ended with this. .. #vacationperfection


Sunday night was a much better night for sleeping – still up way more than normal, but way better than the first night. . .


Another new to me place for my latte..  . and totally deliciousness again!!


And some playtime by the pool. . .


Not in the pool yet – still a little chilly for that. 68 and cloudy the past few days.


Another great run. . .


And more of Luke’s favorite activity. . .


And Abby seems to be doing ok too. . . she loves the snow!


And even though the weather is a bit “cold” here right now, it is better than snow!! It is supposed to get up to 77 with lots of sun over the next few days so looking forward to some pool and beach time!

We are headed to Orlando today to check out Sea World – I am so so so excited!! Smile If you have ever been to Orlando or live in Orlando – I would love any restaurant recommendations. My parent’s are coming down to spend the rest of the week with us, so we are picking them up at the airport on our way back to Cocoa Beach, and would love a place to stop for dinner on the way out of town!

Tell me how your week is going! How’s the weather where you are at. . . any snow??


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21 Responses to Cocoa Beach

  1. It looks like you are having a GREAT time! I am so happy for you guys! I’m glad Luke is sleeping better now (fingers crossed!). That photo of him in the striped shirt in the car is one you should frame; he is so adorable I cannot get over it! He literally makes me smile every time I look at him!
    Orlando restaurants: Downtown Disney or outside of Universal Studios areas (according to Dana).
    We are supposed to get snow snow snow here!!!
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  2. Have fun in orlando! I hope sleep continues to improve!
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  3. Patti

    Don’t know if they still offer it, but we had lunch where they train the whales. It was front row seats on a patio. Extra money but you have to eat sometime! We really enjoyed it. Signed up first thing when we got there. Love Sea World!

  4. Sounds awesome! I can’t believe it’s your first Dunkin Donuts! That’s a travesty. You should come visit New England. There’s a Dunks on every other corner for crying out loud. Have fun at Sea World!
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  5. I love all the pictures! Happy to see that it is supposed to get in the upper 70s for you, perfect weather! Abby looks like she is having a great time, too. Enjoy the rest of your time in Florida!! 🙂
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  6. So far my week has been great!! I did some cyber Monday Christmas shopping and maybe a little shopping for me 🙂 and I had clinicals last night. It did snow yesterday afternoon and overnight. I’m afraid to look out the window. Maisy also loves the snow!!
    Glad to see you guys are having fun!
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  7. Check out Taverna Opa! It’s a greek/italian place and they throw napkins and have big dance party haha. I feel like Luke would love it! Enjoy vacation lovely 🙂
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  8. Glad the vacay is going well! You totally deserve some time off. Super jealous you’re going to Sea World. We are talking about doing a road trip and spending a few days in Orlando (no, we don’t have kids, but you’re never too old for Mickey!) so I want to hear all about it!
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    • KT

      Ha! We went to Sea World because I wanted to, not because of Luke!! And I loved it!! Can’t wait to check out Disney at some point too! I will be excited to hear about your road trip. 🙂

  9. I’m so so SO happy you’re having fun (minus some sleep…) and relaxing in the warmth! I feel there should be some good Mexican places in Florida and I’m obviously just pushing you to go to places so you can have a few margs for me 😉 Hehe! Enjoy your time and try out TONS of new coffee places!
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    • KT

      Thanks Becky!! So far so good. That marg last night was awesome. And bonus points for it being a Wednesday night!!

  10. It looks like you are having the best time! Enjoy! It’s such a struggle to get kids to sleep outside of their comfort zone, isn’t it? Here’s hoping he continues to improve his sleeping skills (and continues to enjoy Dunkin’ Donuts!). recently posted..Pyramid RunMy Profile

    • KT

      Yup – you totally understand!! Things are still going well. . . fingers crossed!! Not looking forward to transitioning him back to central time zone again. .. oh well, the good parts of vacation with the bad parts.