Monday, February 23, 2009

Pilot Wife

When we moved back to Orlando I realized that I no longer really know my childhood friends - surprise. So I started using craigslist and meet-up to look for new people. I haven't had much luck so far. I've met people, but no one who's sticking.

Lately I've been interested in finding more pilot wives and was thinking of starting a meet-up for this. I did a google search and found this site. Neat huh? It didn't remedy my problem so I'm still searching and pondering.

Update: I wanted to first respond to packphour's comment - which I do sometimes feel to be true, but I'm social, and I'm on those sites. It's funny, the older you get the harder it is to make friends. I can't walk up to a person with a similar style who seems nice and say "want to go play on the monkey bars". :) Don't worry though, the internet is just one method of expanding my social circle.

The second update is that over the weekend I had lunch with Misty, a fellow pilot wife who's husband is at about the same place C was when we met. He's just about to become a flight instructor in Sanford. So, random internet search equals success!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Don't Divorce Them

I found this touching.

"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.

I know what Mini Mama would say - America was founded on Biblical principals! (quoted fondly)But the way those men of God designed this country was to keep church and state seperate. To give people the freedom to think and feel as the want about religion. I truly struggle to understand how a rational person, no matter what their religious and personal beliefes, could justifying allowing the goverment to dictate what qualifies as love, marriage, family.

I know that same gender marriage in California has a shakey past, I know that there is a lot more going on here. But what it boils down to is 18,000 couples and their family, friends and children will have their lives turned up side down because of this. It just doesn't seem right. With everything else going on in this country right now, can't we just let this be and focus our efforts elsewhere?

If the video touches you too you can click here to sign the letter and find out other ways to help.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

See Rock City - we did

Chris and I had to drive my green car up to Cinicnnati and decided to make the best of it. We timed it so we stopped for the night in Chattanooga, TN. We enjoyed a great dinner at Rain Thai and then the next day went to Rock City.

You've likely heard of Rocky City but just don't realize it. They advertise on birdhouses and barns. I've been working again so I asked Chris to find something for us to do on our drive, a distraction, and he found Rock City. The history behind it is actually kind of neat.

You know I want to visit all 50 states, but not just pass through or even stay the night. I want to experience them. I'm convinced that every state has something interesting or memorable worth seeing - shoot there's whole websites dedicated to it. Rock City is a perfect example.

The gardens were pretty. The rock formations crazy. I'm pretty sure we didn't actually see all 7 states, but it's a nice idea. The fairytale land was just down right eerie.

Pictures are here.

Monday, February 9, 2009


On the WhiteCastle sign:
"make your valentines day reservation now-call 859-433-3564"

We saw it in Florence, KY but someone else reported one in greater

Has anyone really called? Are any locations already booked full?

Nevermind, scratch that. I'm scared of the answer.

Ps I tried to get a picture, I'm sorry to say that I failed.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Rock City Gardens

As in the see rock city bird houses? It's really pretty so far!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

And Again

It's official, we're moving again. We're leaving our apartment in East Orlando and moving to a large house on the edge of Maitland, almost in Winter Park.

Our lease at the apartment is up March 31st, we're moving into the new place on March 15th so we'll have a couple weeks of over lap.

I'm excited but not at all thrilled about all of the work that is ahead of me. The good part is that we really plan to stay put for awhile this time.

We'll see.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Craziness in Thorton Park

While driving around Chris randomly spotted peacocks wandering around.
They were on top of a car at first! Random huh?