Perhaps the best part of having clients in Florida is that every few months I am given the wonderful opportunity to visit two of my favorite people, Corey and Alexandra. I’ve talked about the two of them a number of times on my blog but for those uninitiated, here’s the story.
Corey was in a band with my friend Chase called Scouts. I became their official (?) photographer and unofficial groupie, shooting over 13 GB of photos from their concerts, tours and parties.
Corey, Chase and Sam became family to me and we’ve been best friends ever since, despite the band breaking up a few sad years ago. Alexandra is Corey’s fiancée who I first met at one of his house parties a few years back. She is a blast to hang out with, pretty hilarious and one of the hardest working people I know.
Corey and Alex moved to Orlando a little over a year ago and I have had the pleasure of their hospitality on each and every trip to Florida I’ve made over the last year. In December, April and now July, I have found comfort and fun in their home.
This trip I had a few extra days to hang out with them and what a great time it was. These are the sorts of friends that you are just as content sitting on a couch, shooting the shit as you are white water rafting. We did one of those, you are free to guess.
Together we had several fantastic meals including an overpriced but delicious salt- encrusted snapper at Lago to Cajun Wahoo at City Fish to grilled grouper at La Bella Luna. We also saw Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Part 2 which was as awesome as expected. Awesome enough that I’m debating seeing it again actually.
Prior to this trip actually happening, I tweeted about my interest in losing my Disney World and Universal Studios virginity. That was before I knew just how much a day at Disney alone would cost. For the three of us we would be looking at a cost upwards of $260, and that’s before we ate or drank anything or visited the other parks in the area. I now understand why it is that families have to take out a loan to visit the “happiest place on Earth“. Happy until you get the credit card statement in the mail. Sheesh!
I was just as happy losing (miserably) in a game of Scrabble, enjoying the company of my friends, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.