Showing posts with label Islamorada. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Islamorada. 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.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Islamorada Day 2

Day two in paradise, having slept the best sleep we had in months we woke up to the wind in the trees. It was such a relaxing sound.

The all white room and blue ceiling made my heart happy!

We finally yanked ourselves out of bed and headed for breakfast by the water.

They had a lovely little Buffett that was simple and plenty. It felt like we were staying at a friends house. 

I took my coffee and oj by the ocean naturally ;).

Satisfied and ready for adventure we headed out in search of beaches.

The drive is beautiful. Look at those colors!

We found a beach, this one is natural and not man made. There was a lot of seaweed but it was lovely. We walked down it exploring.

We were isolated and it was awesome! 

He clearly likes the coconut more than me...

After exploring for quite a while we were ready for some food.

So we headed back in search of fish (not too hard to find)

We settled in at a sweet little place by the water.

Well maybe not that sweet. But my kind if people non the less.

I had the most wonderful Key Lime Colada....never had a frozen drink so good, it was like pie in a glass.

He had Mahi Mahi 

I had hogfish...this was new for me and it was greatness!
Stuffed we headed out in search of a beach with a great sandbar and we found one!

The water was awesome and the wind suffers were great to watch. One almost took me out during this picture.

The sun came out in all it's glory.

We had our fun the headed back to the resort to nap.

He likes to feel beastly...and tropical...

Me too... wild hair and lip-gloss are all you need for the keys...

We found a hammock to our liking. It rained enough to cool us off for five minutes. Then God blessed us with a double rainbow. We watched it until it faded and the sun was starting to head down.

We got some drinks and snacks and settled in for the sunset.

I know I say it all the time but storms and clouds cause the most beautiful sunsets. Just like in life sometimes you have to go through the loud, nasty, cold crackling drama until you get to the calm, colorful peacefulness on the other side. 

The sun was down and the lights came on. We laid around had some fish tacos and talked until we were the only ones left. I heart this place!

Sorry for the picture heavy post but it was something I couldn't wait to share ...such beauty!