Wednesday, April 6, 2011

OUR VACATION IN SOUTH BEACH

Mr T and I had a wonderful time along with our youngest child..The oldest did not want to go, I tried and tried but he had no interest.. So let me show you some of our trip...
Entrance at the Harbor Beach Resort and Spa...Very nice place.


Coming off the street pulling into Resort...We really like Marriott's they have always been nice and clean with nice staff.
The flowers and greenery looked so brilliant to me after being in winter since November.
This pic was taken off our balcony to the left of us. See the draw bridge was up.
This was the palm tree's and flowers at the entrance, but from our balcony it is straight down.
The beautiful ships, we could see to the right of our balcony.
Our first day at lunch we went to Bubba Gump's...From Forest Gump....movie. We went to our first one in Hawaii and enjoyed it...
This quickly became Autumn's favorite...We got peel an eat shrimp that was soaked in beer and seasoned with garlic butter...very good. and in front of Autumn was stuffed shrimp with crab stuffing over jasmine rice and a melted cheese sauce....Delish..
Of course there was shopping afterwards...I love all the Forest Gump sayings.
Daddy and Daughter pic...check out Mikes feet....lol
Ok this was another memoral time for Autumn..look how embarrassed she was when they sat her dessert down next to her....Oh my goodness look how big...This restaurant was called RARE...very mod art deco style decor...nice evening.
Back at our Resort on the lower level this was all done in sand..with plants..
Ok I had to take a picture of this down by the pool..now these were basic burgers and nothing big or fancy..check out the prices....Mike ran to sub way and brought that back to the pool..all three ate less than the price of the grilled burger....lol Only thing if I had to say anything was we need all inclusive in the United States....Those are the best...
Now time for some fun...Waverunners...Autumn started out driving...And she had NO fear...
Away they went...out in the big ocean.
So long my job of picture taker is over to the pool I went...
Sitting in the lounge chair pool side I looked up an snapped this pic...Weather was perfect 85 to 90 degrees every day with nice breeze...Paradise!!!
We took a drive down the ocean strip..This year is Fort Lauderdales 100 year anniversary.
This is the valet parking area of our resort, I have never seen so many Bentley's and Rolls Royce's in one place like I did this past week.
Hmmm who's were these...what do they do for a living??? very nice!
We had a Toyota Solaris convertible for the week..Highlight for Autumn...I really liked this car..Oh honey, can we sell your vet for a new Toyota??? Doesn't hurt to ask, right?
Loving our ride down the ocean strip..Perfect weather and not a care in the world.

Our trip to Miami,Now this was one of the things Autumn waited for, to go to Dash..it is a store owned by the Kardashine sisters..BIG DISAPPOINTMENT!!!! door was dirty not cleaned at close night before and they didn't clean it before they opened this day...very very little and hardly anything in the store..A DASH T-shirt was 60.00...doesn't look like it will hold up after 2 washes....BOO Don't waste your time..
As we were walking around Miami, we stopped at this place for a drink...it was really different unique and fun..See the couple standing on the bar..they work there and stop and dance..they have wild crazy outfits on...I think this was called MANGO"S.
So continuing on our walk, we came to the Mansion of Versage..This is where he was shot.
Back to the Resort, loving the flowers again.
Autumn sitting by the pool.
I love this picture so much, look at that ornery face...and that thumbs up...Why
She just snuck up on her dad and dunked him...I got a great shot of that...
Resort pool side rooms.
Waterfall along side of the pool.
Well all good things must come to an end...I never wanted this to end..Mike shaking the had of one of our guys that parked our car all week and new us buy name...Very nice guys!! This will be a vacation we will never forget...Fabulous time, place and weather..Headed back to Ohio where the temp was about 50 degrees colder and snow flurries coming down... but our summer is right around the corner.

Now working on Son's graduation party and his 18th birthday,Easter, we got Mike and I's 27th wedding anniversary coming up,along with Mother's day. This time of ear gets very busy, wrapping up on school year for my children and cheerleading tryouts is just around the corner..Oh boy I need to close this and get busy...Have a great weekend...HUGS Jolyn

1 comment:

Coastal Blue Ocean said...

Dear Jolyn

Thank you for visiting my blog
and for becoming a friend / follower.

Looks like you all had so much fun!

Your son really missed out!

Congrat's on your anniversary.

Best,

Coastal Blue Ocean