Phew! It’s been a week of vacation recovery for me as my boyfriend and I spent the 4th of July weekend in Denver. We went all out, right? This started out as a small getaway staying with his cousin and her family, and ended up turning into an amazing trip staying in downtown Denver. I’m a total summer girl and part of me was a bit teary-eyed that I wouldn’t be able to spend a classic summer holiday out in 100-degree Oklahoma heat and humidity, but we had a blast. We had about three and a half days in Denver and we did so much. It made me want to take more weekend trips like this to big cities – Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, etc. We trekked on for the 10-hour drive at about 4 a.m. on Thursday morning (yes, you read that right). As you can imagine, it totally messed with my schedule. We went to McDonald’s around 10, and my first thought was, “We’ve been up for six hours. Are they even still serving breakfast? Oh wait…” But leaving that early got us to Denver about 2:30 p.m., which gave us lots of extra time we wouldn’t have had otherwise. Overall, the trip was awesome. We ate tons of great food and had tons of great beer that unfortunately, we can’t get in good old Oklahoma (so of course we stocked up before heading home). I know you want to hear allllll about it! Continue reading
Yikes, I’ve been horrible lately! I got pretty busy with school leading up to Spring Break last week, which. Was. Awesome. As you can probably see from the picture above. That was just a short walk from our hotel room in Cocoa Beach, Fla., which was beautiful and relaxing and amazing. My spring breaks usually consist of going home and working to save some money, but this year, we actually got a vacation! I went to Florida with my mom and sister, where we spent a few days in Cocoa Beach then made our way to Orlando to go to Universal Studios. Where we visited…
That’s right, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I’m a big Harry Potter nerd, and not just a movie fan (those aren’t REAL fans in my opinion, haha). I started reading the books in fourth grade so they were pretty much my childhood. When my mom and sister even brought up going to Florida for Spring Break, I immediately thought of going to Harry Potter world. It was everything I dreamed of and more! haha But really, it was pretty cool. I’ve got lots of pictures uploaded to my Flickr stream, a few of which are to the right, so feel free to take a look!
After the beach trip, we flew down to Austin, Texas, for my cousin’s wedding. My cousin that used to babysit me during the summers of elementary and middle school. It was so weird but awesome to see her get married. We also had lots of fun at the bachelorette party.
I had so much fun with all my family all week! It was tough to get myself back to Stillwater and back to reality. I can’t believe we only have about a month of school left, so hopefully it goes by quickly!
What did you guys do on Spring Break? Chill at home, save some money like I usually do or head to the beach like I gladly got to do this year?
When my blog assignments for my electronic communications class ended last semester, I told myself I wanted to continue with this blog. Obviously I haven’t done a very good job, have I? Fortunately, my persuasive writing class will be assigning some blog posts in the next week or so, so I’ll be back to it.
I hope everyone had a great summer; I know I did. I took a couple of summer classes and worked a lot to save up some money (boring, right?), but my hard work paid off because I got to spend about a week and a half in Breckenridge, Colo., with my family and five days in Jamaica with my boyfriend. Both trips were amazing. We go to Colorado every summer so I’m used to that, but Jamaica was a new beachy, sunny, all-inclusive experience. We’ve already talked about booking a trip for next summer, and I can’t wait!
It’s too bad my time in Jamaica feels so long ago. I’ve been back in Stillwater for three weeks now, but school is already in full session. I think this is my first semester I can honestly say I’m genuinely enjoying all my classes. I’m all done with my basics and finally in classes much more related to what I want to do (which I’m not exactly sure of yet). I’ve got graphic design, persuasive writing, promotions, media law and the random-but-interesting subject of criminology on my plate. So far all my professors seem great and educated in what they’re teaching, which is always a plus. 😉 I have my first exam on Thursday…it creeped up so quickly on me.
I’ll stop rambling now. But hopefully I’ll be a little more consistent in writing in this thing from now on. I’m not exactly sure what interesting things I’ll have to say, but hopefully I’ll think of something. 🙂
Here we are. The last five weeks of the semester. To me, it doesn’t sound too bad. It’s only five weeks, only 25 days of class, only shortly over a month. But I feel like because I have that mindset, it’s going to go by slower than ever.
But hopefully time will fly and summer will be here before we know it! I’m very much looking forward to this summer. I’m hoping I can gain some kind of PR experience with either a paid internship somewhere in Oklahoma City or helping my mom out with some press releases. I’m also hoping to see Chelsea Handler with my best friend in June and Britney Spears with my sister in July. If I can get the money together, those are two shows I don’t want to miss! And go ahead, make fun of my Britney love all you want. I get enough of it from my boyfriend! (blog plug!) (P.S. Femme Fatale is awesome!)
Now for the good part. My family and I go to Breckenridge, Colo. every summer. When my sister and I were younger, we complained every single year that my parents never took us anywhere for vacation besides Colorado (besides Dallas, but Oklahomans know that doesn’t count as vacation). My dad graduated from the University of Colorado and my parents lived in Boulder for a few years, so they love Colorado. And now that I’m older, I don’t blame them. Anyone who’s been there knows it’s beautiful, and it’s very nice to get away from Oklahoma’s 100 degree heat during the summer. We do all sorts of things, though: white water rafting, Alpine slides, Jeep rides and of course shopping and eating out. 🙂
And now for the REALLY good part. As I said, Colorado is pretty much my only vacation…I’m not complaining, but it’s true. I’ve literally been there every summer since I was born. So when my wonderful boyfriend seriously mentioned going on a vacation this summer, I was all for it. Behold the beautiful Maya Beach in Mexico that I will be residing in come August!
That looks like an amazing ending to what will hopefully be an amazing summer! 🙂