Trenta Beers, Magic Cheers, the Real World Atmosphere, and My Inability to Hear…

So Spring Break came and went and I can honestly say it was the best one of my college career. It started with my boyfriend (Jon), his brother (Eric), and his brother’s girlfriend (Mari) and myself watching the Magic versus Heat game at the Wing House in Orlando. Even though the girl’s wear really short shorts the beers they serve there are pretty big…32 ounces to be exact (only one ounce bigger than the Trenta). Although I am not a big beer drinker I have to say I was pretty impressed with the size of the beers but by the end of the night the 99-96 Magic victory out-did the the extravagant size of the lagers. 

The next day Jon had to go to a meeting all day so Eric, Mari, and I putz around Orlando until the early evening when we made our way to the Amway Center for the Magic versus Chicago Bulls game (if you couldn’t tell we like the Magic and we like basketball). Jon met us there and we preceded to cheer as loud as possible for our beloved team to come back in the fourth quarter, hoping to get the same results as the night before. Unfortunately we didn’t walk away with a win that night…

Saturday Jon and I made our way back to Gainesville where I stayed for about five minutes before I jet-setted away to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with my friend Katie and five other friends for a week. Although the drive was seven hours pulling up to a Wyndham that overlooked the beach with plush king-sized beds and a plethora of pools got me in the relaxation mindset immediately. We had a blast! We all joked that we were members of the Real World because we were seven semi-strangers living in a condo and we stopped being polite and got real after the first few days! We went out to eat, listen to the tunes of dueling pianos at a bar, went for walks on the beach, cooked dinners in the spacious kitchen, went abroad on a casino cruise, and most importantly hung out in the hot tub for hours on end.

The best thing about chilling out in a hot tub for the majority of the day and evening hours are the people you get to meet. One day we were sitting in the tub minding our own business a group of fellow spring breakers decided to join us. We got to small talking and asked where each other were from…apparently these people were from Michigan Tech but I thought they said Western Kentucky? We all had a good laugh out of my little misconception but then it got better. We kept talking about the differences between Michigan and Florida when I astounded everyone but asking what it was like for them to go to Michigan State. I have always known that I’m hard of hearing but this instance truly illustrated how deaf I am becoming (I’m almost scared of what I am going to think people are saying when I get old).

I was also able to enjoy the comfort of home for the last few days of my break with my family. Even though all the fun in Myrtle Beach was amazing and unforgettable the time I was able to spend at home was much needed and very relaxing!

Now that I am back at school and work and stressed I can only dream of the next vacation I will have again…but it helps me appreciate all the fun times and days spent in pj’s even more! Long live Spring Break 2011!


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