Wow, I am so far behind on my blogging. It's been a fun-filled summer so far. With my husband home a lot more, I feel guilty getting on the computer all the time. But...I did want to show some pictures from my trip to Miami. My stepdad has worked in Miami for the last few years but whenever we've visited, it's always been back at home in St. Augustine, FL. Well, for the first time, my two sisters and I met in Miami for a girls and dad weekend. What a great time!
We got there early on Friday and checked into our hotel. He lives in a one bedroom bachelor pad so the girls spread out at a comfy hotel. We hung out at the pool and caught up with each other until my stepdad got off work. Finally, he picked us up, took us to his condo and then off to Coconut Grove. It was so beautiful and there were so many restaurants to choose from. We settled on something outdoors and had an amazing dinner. (By the way, I stuck to the Atkins diet the entire weekend!) Afterwards we were walking around and spotted a guy with some beautiful birds. The next thing I knew...After some dancing to an outdoor band and a little shopping, we finally crashed back at the hotel. We had a big day planned. My stepdad works for a yacht company and he arranged for us to spend the next day on a 67 ft. yacht. Wow, we were spoiled.
I felt like I was on an episode of Miami Vice. The boat had three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and air conditioning on the OUTSIDE. It was beautiful. As we rode around, we saw dolphins swimming with our boat several times. Miami is a beautiful city from the water. We cruised around in an area called Gables Estates (at least I think that's right) and saw homes like this. What do these people do?!? That night we ate a great dinner at Smith & Wollensky and then headed to South Beach to walk around and see the sights. We saw some beautiful hotels, amazing cars, and then a weird guy with snakes. The next thing I knew... We finally went back to the hotel and crashed. The next morning we went to see the grandparents, had lunch and then headed back to the airport to go home. It was such a fun-filled special weekend. I can't wait to do it again! Thanks Don! I love you!