I’m writing this post because I would love to have some ideas from you! My school schedule has been hectic because all of my tests for both of my classes are always on the same days! So, I am very much looking forward to going to Orlando, FL for spring break in two weeks to see one of my brothers. What I would like from you is ideas about cheaper things to do in the Orlando area. Disney is out of the question: I don’t have the budget for it anymore. I’ll give you a list of things I’ve already done in Orlando to avoid repeats and to give you guys ideas of things I like:
Disney: Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios
Wekiwa Springs, kayaking and swimming
Seeing the manatees
Walking around Winter Park and the boat ride
Walking around Sanford
Lake Eola park
New Smyrna beach
Islands of Adventure
Please comment! Thanks!
The weekend after Valentine’s Day, my boyfriend and I went to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. This time, we went to the American wing of the museum and saw late-19th century to early 20th century. What is great about the Virginia Museum, or at least the part of the museum we saw, was that was that at least part of the works were from artists who were either born in the area or who had lived in the area at some point in their lives. The artworks also ranged from light, impressionist-type paintings to more bright, abstract works and dark colors. For your viewing pleasure, I’m posting some photographs, and for the ones who are really into it, the descriptions of the artwork.
Of course, these photos are only a fraction of my photos, and my photos are only a fraction of what we saw. What we saw is only a tiny fraction of the museum! The great thing is that the permanent collections of the museum are free, and we have a lot more to see! For more pictures and more advice on what to do and see in Richmond, VA, comment, and I will be happy to talk and send more photos!
I was able to get one set of gloves done for my mother, and I’m halfway through the second set.
I had two tests this week for my classes: microbiology and anatomy and physiology part II. One thing I like to do in my free time is watch the TV show “Cake Boss”. I really like this show because there are so many positive aspects to it. For one thing, the cakes highlighted on the show require structural and technical ingenuity as well as artistry. Second, the show has a very positive vibe to it. Sure, the family argues, but in the end, they are family, and they really appreciate and love each other as a family. Plus, the head of the business really cares about good causes and is overall a charitable person.
Last night, I watched the qualifying rounds for slope-style men, freestyle skiing moguls for women, and team figure skating. I really enjoyed all of the events. Unlike the summer games, I really enjoy the winter games because I like watching the majority of the sports. Summer game sports have mixed appeal to me, depending on the sport. I’m really excited for tonight’s opening ceremonies!
The one thing I’m going to speak up about was the trash talking going on about one athlete pertaining to the men’s slope style. For those who do not know, Shaun White has pulled out of all of the snowboarding events, except for the half pipe due to his recent injuries. A couple athletes took to Twitter to opine that he pulled out of the slope style because he would be unable to win it. This is unacceptable to me. The Olympic Games should be about sportsmanship. Also, I believe that injuries should be given time to heal. It was also cool that three sisters were all competing in skiing together. Out of the figure skating that I was able to watch, I enjoyed the Canadian pair the best. Their routine was creative, and they were still technically very good.