I know what you are thinking……another trip?
Well here is what happened. Chris and I booked the Florida trip a while ago and then about a month ago I was approached about the Chicago trip. And let’s face it, the Chicago trip was too good of an opportunity to pass up! And that is how we got to go on two trips so close together.
You may also start to notice a pattern about the trips that Chris and I take. I mentioned before that Chris and I are very different from each other and this is especially true when we travel. When I travel I like to soak up lots of r&r and just go with the flow of whatever happens. Chris on the other hand likes to play super tourist and hit as many toursity spots as humanly possible. We have learned to compromise and make time for what each of us likes and it seems to be working out really well!
The Florida trip is very unique in the sense it was not about running! Usually any trip I take is because of a race. Not this one. I have been longing for a non running beach trip and I got it. (This doesn’t mean that I wasn’t tempted to sneak running stuff into my suitcase, because I was REALLY tempted. But I didn’t.)
So let’s get down to business and see what we did on day #1 of our Florida trip!
First stop was the Miami Zoo!
The Miami Zoo was very beautiful and big. But there weren’t a lot of animals. And the few animals that they did have were sleeping, so we found other ways to entertain ourselves.
Aren’t we fun? Lol
After the Zoo we went to the Vizcaya Gardens, which were BEAUTIFUL!!!
If I ever get married again, this would be a great place to do it! Unfortunately the cost of a ceremony there starts at $1500 and the cost of having a reception starts at $7500 and that is just for the use of the space, not for anything else! Yikes!
After the gardens we headed for the Miami Seaquarium. I should mention that I was the driver of the rental car and had made a few wrong turns along the way but the funniest blooper of all is when I tried to go through an automated toll lane and our car wasn’t equipped with whatever it needs to raise the gate. Sooooo, I had to back up on the expressway and get in the cash lane. Eesh!
We did eventually make it to the seaquarium and although it wasn’t nearly as good as Chicago’s it was still worth the trip!
The length of this post is telling me that I am going to have to break day #1 into two posts, which should also tell you that day #1 was Chris’s day! lol
We did lots more after the seaquarium and I promise to fill you all in soon enough!