Here are a few of my favorite pictures from my “Girls Gone Mild” trip to Florida…
Florida bound for 6 days with Amanda.
Happy Birthday Kim! Floating in the lazy river at Wet & Wild water park in Orlando, Florida.
I love that you can drive on the beach in Daytona. That means the ice cream man can too! Now all they need is a mobile cocktail service.
Self timer photo shoot on the dock just before jumping in.
Airborne! Jumping off the dock and into the lake at Kim’s house.
Jumping off the dock. Can you tell I love self portraits?
We saw Magic Mike on opening night… and so did half of the women in Daytona Beach.
Screen shot from Magic Mike!
Yeah, I couldn’t help myself.
Look how beautiful Blue Springs is! This is where the Manatees should have been, but my mating call didn’t work.
Huntin’ for gators at Cracker Creek. I’m in a kayak, Kim’s on a floating spin bike that doesn’t turn around. No alligators were hurt, killed, or even spotted during our hunt.
Beer and egg sandwiches for breakfast at a “fun zone” arcade on the beach. There was no other option.
The ocean was calm and warm at Daytona Beach.
I loved my Florida vacation. We completely missed the tropical storm “Debby” and had unusually perfect weather. Only a few cat-fights, one pair of ruined glasses, a lost bathing suit, no hang-overs, a mere $60 worth of unused rented SCUBA gear, a new turtle named Sampson, one mild sunburn, a few karaoke duets, six days of poppin’ bottles, and an alligator head souvenir… I’d say it was a good trip!
Micah’s name in lights!
I can’t remember the last time I went to a live comedy show. And after going to The Comedy Store in La Jolla on Tuesday night for Micah’s fundraiser, I don’t understand why we don’t do it more often.
I laughed so hard, so often, that my sides were sore the next day. The dozen or so amateur comedians were cracking jokes about the pitfalls of marriage, about farting, about being fat, about any and everything. It was raw and riotous… just my sense of humor!
The turn-out was pretty great for a random Tuesday night. Many of Micah’s friends were there, and everyone was buying raffle tickets and bidding on the cool donated auction items. Tandem skydives, beautiful paintings, skateboards, jewelry, stones… there were so many beautiful (or thrilling!) items to win. I didn’t win anything, but I bought a bottle of Micah’s home-grown, homemade Peach Habinero Crippled Hot Sauce. Wow. It’s absurdly delicious!
I have no idea how much money was raised for Micah on Tuesday evening, but I have a feeling that it’s enough to at least repair his vehicle. If you weren’t able to make it on Tuesday, but would like to help Micah get a new van, you can donate through our Paypal account, and we will get it to him. Thank you everyone for your support.
Nick and Micah at The Comedy Store, La Jolla.
Totally awesome video of our whole boat experience! Thank you Cassie Hero for the great edit! You can read more of her adventures at Camp-Hero
You are officially invited to a super cool comedy show. We’ll be there! C’mon, it’ll be fun, and it’s for a great cause.
Next Tuesday, May 22
All $$$ goes to our friend Micah Retz to repair his wheelchair accessible van. Micah has raised thousands of dollars for spinal cord research, so now let’s raise some money for him!
There will be raffles and silent auctions with lots of cool prizes, including skin care treatments, skateboards, art, skydiving passes, and more!!
Micah and Nick have been friends for years. They used to skydive and rock climb together until Micah got hurt in 2008. He broke his neck jumping into a shallow body of water and is now a quadriplegic. He has three beautiful children and is very active in raising funds and awareness for spinal cord injury research.
Below is the video Micah helped produce that details the significant advances made toward finding a cure for spinal cord injuries.
Micah and Nick climbing Big Rock at Lake Perris – September 2006
In the frigid January air, Micah was surprised how cold his neck was while falling at 120 MPH. Nick took Micah on a tandem skydive just five months before Nick’s accident.
And here is the video of Nick and Micah’s jump. Skip the intro, and go right to the 2 minute mark to see Micah talking.
This haiku was a beautiful collaboration between me and Nick.
Four foot eight inches,
The height of the man I love.
Midgets are sexy!