Showing posts with label Casa Morada. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Casa Morada. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Last Day in Islamorada

I was thinking about the school year starting and the wonderful summer I had. I am always day dreaming about travel and our next adventure. There is something about seeing other parts of the world that teaches me more than I ever learned in college or by reading. I learn how other people live and the beauty that God has made all over the world. It makes me appreciate my blessings, appreciate  other people and respect their differences and allows me to dream about my future. Anyway ;) here is our last day in Islamorada.

We woke up and decided to do some early morning stretching and light exercise to get our blood pumping and to appreciate the state of relaxation our muscles had gone into.

Then some breakfast with a lovely view and 4 or 5 cups of coffee and chit chat.

We decided to explore around our little island via kayak. They leave them by the water so grab one when ever you like.

We went out to where the water got really clear and still. I am a huge fan of being in the middle of ocean (on a safe little or large boat) super man not so much.

We creeped in to decide if we wanted to buy a boat and live on it.

Met some friends.

After floating for and hour or so we headed back to say good by to our island with a last nap by the pool.

It was totally empty and peaceful!

Peaceful perfection! We reluctantly told the sweet ladies of Casa Morada goodbye and see you soon. i may have cried a little... We headed out to do some shopping and find one little item to have at home from our trip.

That's a big lobster

We found a fish house on the water for our last island meal.

Where the bartender messed up on a piƱacolada so I offered to get rid of it for her.

We ordered our meals and watched the boats and jets skies go by.

I got the most AMAZING!! coconut shrimp seriously best I have ever had.

Super Man got a fish samich ( it can only be said that way when it's that good)

Then we finally got a piece of KeyLime pie...not sure what took us so long.

It was perfection more creamy than limey ...that's how I like it.

We licked the plate and talked fresh fish markets with our waitress then headed out. It was a perfect fair well meal. 

We had the most relaxing trip. We can't wait to come back and explore more and we feel so blessed to have had three truly perfect days in paradise. 

It was then time to go back to reality. But we will always have Casa Morada just one closed eye and day dream away.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Islamorada Day 1 Part 1

It was time for a vacation. If I don't see the ocean once a year I start to get ancy. Plus we needed some time to breath and get ready for a lot changing in our lives. I had never been to the Keys and neither has Super Man so we were excited to check it out. We hopped on a plane and landed in Miami. She welcomed us bright and cheerfully.

We grabbed a rental car and started our drive, driving in is really the way to go its so easy and beautiful!

I was in charge of navigating and I have to say only two turns from Miami to the Keys ...I nailed it!

We stopped for necessities.

And followed the aqua trimmed highway until we saw the ocean water peek out to greet us and then all of the sudden we were on the islands.

Things immediately started to slow down and the breeze picked up.

The views kept getting better and next thing we knew we arrived at our own little private island haven.

Followed the trail to the reception where some friendly ladies asked us to sit and placed some welcome treats in our hands.

With a tour of the property and I could feel my body relaxing...maybe it was the drink or maybe my surroundings. I didn't really care it was wonderful!

Our suite was cool and peaceful 

We threw our bags down threw on swimsuits and headed for the water.

We walked around the amazing garden that made us feel like we were in another country. Everything was so quite and peaceful and each little nook was more beautiful than the last.

Met some friends then decided to commit to a location to lay around until dinner time.

We found a tree top cabana all to ourselves so we settled in for some naps and reading.

After dosing off I decided to take a dip in the pool to cool down a bit.

We had it all to ourselves so we floated until the sun started to go down...

After chatting with the friendly bartender and getting some recommendations on dinner we ran back up to the room to get ready for dinner and the sunset. 

It's amazing how being in this place for only about 3 hours I already felt my muscles loosen, and peace surround me. I was already in love and I hadn't even seen the sunset.
To be continued tomorrow...

Happy Monday!