Monday, May 18, 2009

Coralville (where there's no coral) and Florida (where there's lots!)

We made it! We are now officially residents of Coralville, Iowa. After driving the Mormon pioneer trek in reverse, we arrived at our new home on Friday, May 1st and got all of our stuff unloaded in just a couple of hours, thanks to the help of Alan's dad. We had a week to settle in and unpack and then it was off to St. Augustine, Florida for a much needed relaxing week on the beach.
It was a perfect dream vacation. We pretty much did nothing but sit & relax on the beach, eat lots of delicious food, and watch NBA playoffs. A whole week of NO WORRIES! Alan starts PA school (and I start being a single wife) on Wednesday so we're enjoying as much time together as we can before then. We really miss Utah and are slowly adjusting to the huge change of moving to a new place where we know no one. I'm sure Iowa will start to feel like home with time. Here are some pictures from our fabulous vacation in Florida.
This is pretty much what we did all week. We went through about 5 bottles of sun screen and completely lost track of the time and date. That is, in my opinion, a perfect vacation.

All you can eat crab legs on the beach. Yum!!
We took a walk/hike in the Anastasia Island National Reserve. The trail went along the marsh and into the jungle! We saw TONS of wildlife including 2 turtles, 2 snakes (I think Alan was more scared than I was), lots of cool lizards & birds, and about a million crabs. So cool.
Looks like the Jungle Room at the zoo, right? Nope, it's for real.

We love St. Augustine Beach!