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Per her usual, someone tiny and hairy was an excellent flyer and such a joy! She stayed with my parents in Floria while hubby and I cruised the Bahamas for my 30th birthday present!
We actually got to have a small family reunion in Miami and it rocked. My brother and his girlfriend were visiting both sets of parents and showing off their new hairy baby, Riley, the French Mastiff. We all met up at Big Pink for some brunch and I even had some amazing old friends join too. It was such a wonderful way to start off a vacation, relaxing on South Beach with my amazing family and close friends!
This was CC Hubby's first time to South Beach and Miami so I showed him all my favorite places. I adore South Beach and even dream of living there one day so it was great that the Hubster seemed to enjoy this bustling and very cultured city as much as I do!
We booked our first cruise ever with Royal Caribbean and loved it. We did a four night, five day cruise and relaxed non-stop. With three big port stops in Key West, Nassau and CocoCay, neither hubby nor myself had ever been to the Bahamas so it was great to experience this together!
PS - The food on the boat was awesome! We literally ate our way through that cruise ship, ha!
It was a rainy, drizzly day in Key West so we slept it and leisurely made our way off the boat. We walked to the southernmost point and got a frozen drink at Fat Tuesday and saw everything from Sloppy Joe's to Hemingway's house. I also scored two pairs of Kinos...one for me, one for my Mom!
We had the honor of joining gorgeous friends in Nassau and celebrating their marriage! It was a stunning beach-side wedding and the bride was show-stopping gorgeous and this was our first time meeting her groom. She's an old friend and we adore her Mr. and hope to see more of them in the near future. Cheers to many years of marital bliss, Ikemeiers!
Lastly, one of our favorite days was spent relaxing on the shore on Royal Caribbean's own private island called CocoCay. All of the passengers hopped right off the ship and threw their towel on the closest seat. Seat saving isn't really our style so we ventured out and walked for about 20 minutes until we found this gorgeous and quiet beach. We laid there all day, reading our books, laughing, napping and relaxing. Truly, it was heaven and the weather was perfection! What...a...trip!