Hey wanderlust enthusiasts and fellow adventure-seekers! Buckle up because I’m about to spill the tea on my recent mini vacation!
After only a day back in the daily grind, my vacation mood had dissipated, and memories faded away like footprints in the sand. No wonder I was caught off guard when someone asked me about the highlights of my trip. So without much thought, I replied: “lying on the beach, soaking in the sun.” Because for me, there’s nothing better than beach therapy! 🏖️
But then, as I let my memories come back, it hit me – this trip was like a treasure trove of unexpected awesomeness.
Walking down the historic streets of St. Augustine, catching the launch of Falcon 9, and wandering along the Space Coast beaches.
Ever been to St. Augustine? If not, you’re missing out! Founded in 1565 by the Spanish explorer Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, this hidden gem on Florida’s northeast coast is the oldest European settlement in the continental US. Time flew by as I strolled through the old streets, marveled at the Spanish colonial architecture, and took in the sight of boats leisurely floating on the Matanzas Bay, not far from the Atlantic Ocean. 🛥️
Next day, the sunset vibes found me on Merritt Island, enjoying dinner on a harbor restaurant’s patio. When suddenly, our waitress came over with the most exciting news – we were about to witness Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral! This rocket was on a mission to drop 23 more mini satellites into the Starlink network, courtesy of SpaceX. Talk about dinner and a show, right? Only days later I stumbled upon the news headline, “SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Starlink 6-22 Mission.” 🚀
But no vacation kaleidoscope would be complete without the embrace of the sun-kissed sands. Visiting the Space Coast meant wandering from one beach to another – with each footprint in the sand becoming a unique fragment of art and every sunset transforming into a canvas painted with the hues of memories. 🌅
And with the winter approaching, I find myself immersed in a kaleidoscope of past moments, embraced by the ocean breeze and the warm touch of the sun, grateful for the experience.