I’m spending most of my summer in Florida. At least it looks that way.
I’m here now, with Amy, and I’m staying until Monday. I’ll drive home early Monday morning, then head off to UFC 159 in Newark and New York. Once fight week is over, I’ll come home. Amy comes to Texas from May 8-12, and then I’ll drive back to Florida. From there, we’ll go visit her Mom for a few days, and then I’m back here for the foreseeable future.
There are lots of things I want to do here in Orlando. I want to go back to Harry Potter world, but that’s happening next Sunday. I can’t wait. And I want to go to Epcot, which has been a dream of mine since I was a kid. I always wanted to go, but my parents didn’t think my sisters (who were very young at the time) would enjoy it. We stuck with Disney World instead.
And that’s another one I want to do: Disney World. I know I’m an old fart (as Amy constantly reminds me), but there’s still something about Disney World that just seems awesome. It has the ability to make you feel like a kid again, no matter how old you may be.
And then there’s the food. There’s a World of Beer about 5 minutes from Amy’s house, and I plan on going there. There’s a BBQ place that serves all you can eat ribs, and I love ribs. I want to go to Hotto Potto at least 5 more times in the next month; it’s a really great little hot pot place that I’ve already fallen in love with after just two visits. And of course, there is Thai Village, which is the best thai food I’ve ever had but is currently closed until the family that runs it gets back from vacation in mid-May.
In short, I’m enjoying myself. And yes, I could see myself living here at some point, perhaps even this year. The best part about my job is that I can do it from anywhere, and I have nothing that requires me to stay in any one place. Las Vegas would be easy for fights and to be around the UFC scene, but I don’t have to be there. More and more, Florida sounds interesting.