Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Girls Trip 2015: Miami

This past weekend was spent on the beaches of Miami enjoying a much needed girls trip with my mom, 2 sisters, and 2 sister-in-laws. My heart is so full, and my face-muscles sore from all the laughter!

Originally I wasn't going to be able to do this trip due to a lack of PTO, but I somehow managed to eek this out one! I am so blessed.

We stayed right on the water on South Beach. The weekend was the perfect mix of shopping, exploring, and lounging on the beach. We ate some amazing food and made amazing memories.

We got in Wednesday evening. After getting unpacked, a few of us went straight to the ocean to dip our feet in. Then we walked across the street to a little bar and enjoyed our 1st cocktail of the trip.

Thursday morning, Lisa and I woke up early and headed out for a run! Well, "early" in terms of vacation ;). Although humid, the running was amazing in Miami! Miles and miles of beach-side running paths! INCREDIBLE people watching. ;)

 
 
Next we took a cab to a shopping district on Lincoln Ave, and shopped our little hearts out with Starbucks in hands. All that running and shopping worked up an appetite. We had lunch an awesome place called Havana 1957. If you are ever in Miami, I definitely recommend!
 
We shared a pitcher of Mojitos and had delicious Cuban food!
 
After lunch, we were off to the beach for the remainder of the day.
 
For dinner that night, we went to a great Peruvian restaurant. Again, blown away by the delicious cuisine!!!
 
Friday was rainy, but we didn't let stop our fun! We went on a Miami city tour that lasted 7 hours! (it was maybe a tad long, but nice to get to see the city. I'm glad I packed a little "fun" to spice up the bus ride ;)
 
There's always room for champagne ;)

We mixed up some "mango mimosas"
 
 
 
We had lunch after the bus tour in the bay. More good food and cocktails.
 
After lunch, we got on the boat for a tour through the bay of some of the rich and famous' mansions. Pretty impressive! It was unfortunately rainy, so tough to take good photos.
 
I was able to snap this of my Mom and I!
 
Saturday morning was kicked off with one more beach run. I actually ran on the sand this time - what a workout!!
 
I went straight from running clothes to swimsuit, and was off to the beach for a day in the sand.
 
 
Doesn't get much better than this!
 
That evening we headed out for one more delicious dinner on the town. We went to an awesome sushi restaurant. The atmosphere and food was divine!
 
 
After dinner, we walked around the city, got some ice cream, and enjoyed a beautiful night.
 
It was the perfect weekend. I am so blessed to have such beautiful, positive, influential women in my life! We have so much fun when we get together. I cannot wait to
 see where 2017's girls trip takes us!!