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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Florida Babymoon

Hey, so you may have noticed that there were no Monday Moments this week. Now that I'm back to work I'm thinking of switching to Monthly Moments... thoughts? Opinions?

Anyway, Brian and I just recently got back from a trip to Florida. His parents live there so we tend to visit there a lot! This trip was probably my favorite Florida trip to date! Minus our honeymoon, but hey, it's hard to beat a honeymoon. We deemed this our "Babymoon" since we aren't sure if we'll have another chance to get away before our little one is born. 

Some highlights from our trip:

-Canoeing out into the river to see the bioluminescence. 
Even though we didn't get any pictures of this, it was probably the coolest thing I have ever seen. 

I'm a huge Cake Boss fan, so being in that store made me feel cool. We tried Lobster tails (a pastry. I was telling my mom about it and she was like "I have no interest in that." and when I asked why she replied "It swims" to which I replied that it was a pastry and had spent no time in the ocean.) and a Napoleon. Admittedly I would have enjoyed the experience a little more if we hadn't just eaten lunch! I was so full!

-The 80's Party
It was my mother-in-law's 50th birthday party. We all went to Goodwill and got outfits for the party. I think that looking for the outfits was maybe even more fun than the party. I loved getting ready together, putting on lipstick and eyeshadow that I would never normally wear.

At first I wasn't sure why we would drive 2 and Half hours to go to the beach when there was a beach twenty minutes from the house, but then we got there... The white sands, the smooth ocean... it was beautiful! I don't normally like to spend a lot of time in the ocean because the waves are generally too crashy for me to enjoy myself since I'm preoccupied with not drowning every second, but the waves here were low and smooth. I probably spent more time in the water there than I ever have at the beach before. We played in the ocean, read, played paddle ball and ate messy tacos from Jimmy Hula's. It was one of those beautiful carefree kind of days. We did what we felt like, ate when we were hungry and just generally enjoyed each other's company and the company of the ocean.

They have free admission until the end of the year! It's part zoo, part alligator preservation. Well, really all the gators there are gators that have been found in people's yards or pools and things. They see humans as a place to go for food (not to eat them, but to eat things that people would give them) so they can't be released back into the wild. I especially loved walking through Red Hawk Swamp. 

-Sea turtle egg laying
Our last night there we went out to try and see if we could see a sea turtle come out of the ocean to lay her eggs. We walked along the beach for a long time and didn't see anything. We had just turned around to go find another beach and try again when we saw one coming out of the ocean. It was dark but still one of the coolest things to see! She took probably 45 minutes to lay her eggs but it was still beautiful to watch her dig out the sand and then cover her babies up and head back to the ocean.

We've been to Florida four times since Brian and I started dating. You'd think we've seen all that there is to see, right? Nope! I love that there are still more things to do and see. Even when we do things we've done before, it's still awesome. I loved that we went and did things but we weren't going every second of the day. It was a nice mix of chilling and going out and doing things. 

Where did you go this summer? Are you ready for Fall? (I am! :) )

Thanks for Reading! I'd love to hear about your adventures!
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