Showing posts with label Islands. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Islands. Show all posts

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!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Islamorada Day 1 Part 2

When I left you last we had spent several hours relaxing by the pool and we were heading off to get ready for dinner.

I put on my super comfy nautical maxi dress.

We drove down the road about 5 minutes to Morada Bay, a beach cafe with a wonderful little restaurant right on the beach. They had a cute shopping trailer set up as well to keep you busy while you wait.

A Cute colorful bar welcomes you as you walk in. There was a few minutes to wait for a table on the beach so we walked around for some pictures.

They were having a private dinner right next door that just happened to provide us with the most relaxing guitar jazz music through out dinner...bonus!

We snapped a couple of pictures of the sun heading down and then our table was ready.

They sat us right by the water so I was happy!

Brought us some olive tapenade and started to light all the candles and lanterns.

Isn't the view amazing? I had never actually had dinner on the beach in the sand. It really was the coolest experience.

He ordered the coconut crusted grouper with fresh veggies and old bay cream sauce, while I had the grouper ceviche. They were both fantastic...nothing like fresh fish. It was just what we wanted.

After stuffing ourselves we leaned back, had another drink and listened to the live music and the wind blowing in the palms.

We stumbled back to our room drunk on relaxation. Pulled open the balcony door to hear the breeze and slept like we were in a comma until morning. It was a perfect first day in paradise. 

Hope you are having a lovely Tuesday!