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Cocoa Beach, Florida

Posted on October 16, 2016 by under Travel.    

I was at the EMACS conference in Orlando a couple of weeks ago and with several people from work. Kelsey and Tammie were among the attendees. Kelsey and arrived in Orlando around the same time and shared a car to the hotel together.

Since we didn’t have a car and rain was in the forecast, Kelsey and I figured that we would just ride the trolley to the outlet mall. As luck would have it, Tammie was visiting her mom and step dad in Winter Haven over the weekend and arrived in Orlando on Monday with a car. She was more than happy to drive us to the outlet mall but the three of us agreed to go to the beach instead.

Tammie, who has considerably more experience with Florida weather than both Kelsey and I, told us that usually rains in Florida all of the time but then it just stops so she wasn’t daunted by the weather forecast. And so off we went to Cocoa Beach, about an hour away from Orlando.

It did rain pretty hard on our way out there and it was super gloomy and cloudy but the rain started to slow down as we got closer and closer to the beach. As soon as we found a place to park, the rain stopped completely and the sky seemingly opened up and the sun came out. The weather could not have been better.

Here are some pictures we took at Cocoa Beach…

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We had quite a bit of rain, as evidenced by the wet pavement in this photo.

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But the sun was starting to peek out. Mother Nature welcomed us with open arms.

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The because would normally be crowded but there was hardly anyone there that day. I suspect the rainy forecast deterred many people from venturing out.

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The Cocoa Beach Pier wasn’t crowded at all.

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The three of us had a really nice time walking along the beach. There were only a handful of people at the beach at first but, as the sun came out and stayed out, more people began to show up as well.

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There might have been more birds than people that day. LOL.

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Here’s a selfie of me and Kelsey.

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Here’s a picture of Kelsey and Tammie.

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And then here’s a selfie of the three of us together.

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I think we walked about three miles. It was wonderful. I never would have predicted it but I’m totally a walk along the beach kind of person.

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The fact that I caught a bunch of Psyducks and Magikarps and hatched a few eggs while we were walking was just icing on the cake. LOL.

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I’m so grateful that we had the opportunity to visit Cocoa Beach before Hurricane Matthew showed up. This is definitely one of several highlights of the trip.

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