Sunday, July 9, 2017


Tuesday was my anniversary.  Every year we try to go out of town.  It's the only holiday that my husband doesn't have to work so, we make the most of it.  We try and find a new place to do every year.  I originally wanted to go to Cocoa Beach but, they did their fireworks on the 3rd of July instead of the 4th.  That's so dumb!  Part of the reason we got married on July 4th was for the fireworks.  

But, we decided to go to Fort Lauderdale.  It's my new favorite place!  We went down Memorial Day weekend for Sunny to perform in a show.  We didn't do much but, I really wanted to go back.  I have a few Instagram people that I follow that are in the area.  

We left our house at 6 AM.  The drive wasn't bad and we got there around 10:30.  I normally leave early in the morning so that one day of a trip isn't completely wasted with travel.  We changed and headed straight for the beach.  

They had a bunch of stuff going on for the 4th so we only spent about an hour on and off in the water.  {Side note: The water down there was so crystal blue!  It was gorgeous!}

At 3:00 we decided to start walking back to the hotel.  Check in was at 4 so, by the time we got back to the hotel, got our bags out of the car, and go inside, it was time. I didn't get any pictures of the hotel but, we stayed at the Bahia Mar.  It was really nice.  They are currently renovating so, the pool wasn't working but, other than that it was good.

We decided to change and head out for a late lunch/early dinner around 5.  We picked a nice Italian restaurant because I really wanted a salad and they had the best ones out of all the beach restaurants.  

Ken and Sunny split a pizza.  Mo got Cheesy bread.  Kaylee got shrimp and scallop pasta.  I got a shrimp and scallop salad.  Everyone was really happy with their food.

After dinner we stopped for fro-yo and then went to the hotel to get ready for fireworks.  

Fort Lauderdale has a great fireworks display that you have an amazing view of from the hotel.  

They next morning I got up and went to the gym.  It was really nice.  Obviously a personal training company trains clients there.  I would love to do that!  If anyone owns a hotel in the Daytona area let me know!  I'd love to talk.  I got in a good workout.  They had all the stuff I needed {and an ACTUAL squat rack.  Planet Fitness only has Smith machines :(  }

After that I woke the Mo up to watch the sunrise.  One of the things I really miss about living in a beach front community is being able to watch the sunrise in the mornings.  

For breakfast we went to The Original Pancake House.  We tried this place in Texas and fell in love but, it wasn't as good as Texas.  We would have been happier at the hotel for breakfast.  But, it's decent.  

Kaylee and Mo got chocolate chip pancakes but, Kaylee added peanut butter chips to hers.  Ken got a ham steak, hash browns, eggs, and corn beef hash, Sunny got M&M pancakse and I got an egg white omelet and gluten free pancakes.

After this we packed up and headed home. It was a fun 2 days.  

What did you do for the 4th?  What do you normally do for your anniversary?

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