The Orlando Eye

Hi and happy 4th of July weekend to many of you that do not need to go into work tomorrow!

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Yesterday, we took a trip to the beach with the youth group before the chaos of 4th of July beach weekend began! It was an enjoyable day of soccer, volleyball, playing in the waves, and good quality time with the students.

About 20 minutes after we all got out of the water. The lifeguard spotted a shark and everyone that was in the water was asked to evacuate. Does anyone else feel like this shark thing seems more outrageous this year than ever?

Just after we got home from the beach, I ate dinner and got ready to head to the Orlando Eye with our friends. The Orlando Eye is one of the newest attractions in Orlando and offers a new and unique way to experience the beauty of Orlando, It is basically a huge ferris wheel that reaches 400 feet high and takes about 20 minutes to complete the trip, moving at a very slow pace to enjoy the view. The tickets we had also included access to Sea Life and and Madame Tussaud’s wax museum, resulting in a very delightful and entertaining night with friends. πŸ™‚

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Orlando teachers, we actually get in for free!

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I couldn’t leave the wax museum without a selfie.….

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Before we left for the Orlando Eye experience, I put together a quick dinner. One of my favorite quick meals is a summer salad. We usually always have shredded chicken in our fridge because I often make it in the crockpot in the beginning of the week for lunches and quick dinner options. The remaining ingredients are usually pretty handy in our pantry.


When I have time, for a fruity summer salad such as this one, I love to make my own strawberry vinaigrette dressing. When time is not available, I will use Specially Selected Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing. You can find this product at Aldi. πŸ™‚

Fruity Summer Salad


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 6 cups of spinach
  • 1 large apple, chopped
  • 1/2 large red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of feta cheese
  • Β½ cup of sunflower seeds
  • Β½ cup of sliced almonds
  • β…“ a cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • raspberry vinaigrette dressing


  1. Combine all ingredients and enjoy πŸ™‚

What is your favorite attraction in your local city? Have you ever visited Orlando?