Saturday, August 13, 2011

Let's have a good time!

We looked it up on the Internet. Cocoa Beach would be like a 1 hour and a half drive. Last time I was here, we went to Daytona Beach and this time we wanted to explore the other coast line. The girls were all excited about going to the beach to get a tan. We had had quite some rain and we were really looking forward to some better weather. We should've known August is the month of thunderstorms in Florida, but we thought it would be more like 5 min rain showers... Anyway: the weather looked good so we packed up the car and drove down to Cocoa Beach. The temperature had risen to 38°C so a dive in the ocean sounded promising.

The beach was pretty empty. School started this week so there weren't many local kids. The shore was so clean and shell free, it was a true joy to find some refreshment in the water. It was kinda cold at first, but then again: we are not pussies! So we jumped up and down to keep our heads above the waves - no that didn't always work - and it felt real good! I do know now that insulin pumps should be taken off before you go swimming...
Did you know that the ocean over here is crowded with pelicans, diving for fresh fish? That was so awesome to watch! They are so fast and too smart!

We grabbed some lunch on the beach at the local Beach Shack: fresh sesame tuna and some corn chips with mango salsa for me, steak and cheese sandwich for the girls and grilled chicken chipotle for hubby. We're still not used to the free refills.. it's just too much. You're not done drinking your soda when they already bring you a free new drink. American people drink a whole lot more than we do. I think I'll stick to water from now on, since my tummy is bloated with soda..




I'm so glad Lana and Eva are taking loads of pictures. They are so good at it and the pictures will be a great souvenir to bring home.

4 comments:

Upje said...

Uhm ... moet ik hier nu tussen de lijnen lezen dat je mét je pomp in zee bent gegaan?! :O

Bittersweet said...

foutje.... De meisjes waren in zee en ze hadden gevraagd of ik wat foto's kon maken. Ik liet hen neerliggen in het water en moest dat uiteraard ook zelf doen om op hun hoogte foto's te kunnen maken. Tot het me inviel dat ik mijn pomp nog aanhad!!! ZIPP tasjes doorweekt, maar pomp was nog betrekkelijk droog. Zo zie je maar, dat je niet eens meer merkt dat je een pompje draagt hè...

Jangeox said...

Ik heb daar wel geen verstand van, maar... pretty girls, bittersweet!

Bittersweet said...

:-)