Every Journey Has Obstacles
Spending an Unexpected Week in Orlando
So on May 17th, I left Fort Lauderdale for the World.
With a limited budget my original plan was to spend 70% of my time camping, and 30% crashing on friends couches. On my drive up I call the KOA in St Augustine, they wanted $45 for me to pitch a hammock between 2 trees. Nuts
So I call a friend and end up going to Orlando, a great friend and Phi Delt Fraternity brother Zachary Kruger offers a place to stay and crash for the night before heading to Falling Waters State Park.
It was a Saturday night I figured I could park in the lawyers office. You can’t. Universal towing got to my Toyota corolla with all my gear and supplies.Happy to pay $175 to get my car/life back, I won’t be parking in a tow away zone again.
Making the Most of a Bad Situation
I stayed in Orlando for the week and had some great adventures with the best of friends. Jorge Benzaquen and Justin Flood offered me a couch and a place to stay for a week. Gladly accepting their generous offer to stay at the lake house I had a bunch of new gear I was itching to try so I pitched a tent in their backyard and spent a night in the middle of a lake and while staying connected to their Wifi “Bill Wi the Science Fi”.
A Week of Adventures and Work In Orlando
Working a few hours a day on eCommerce email marketing, I made sure to leave ample time for adventures.
During the day I set up shop at Phi Delta Theta and one of my Fraternity brothers Danny Mitchell joined eCommerce Cosmos after learning more about our mission to send emails that customers love to open.
So a few days later than planned I call Falling Waters State Park my first planned destination.