Highlights from Florida


Hey y’all! Hope you had a safe and happy Fourth of July! I went to Weston, FL…yeah I know, I had never heard of it either, but it’s in south Florida. Weston is a small, quiet town but the location was close to larger cities like Ft Lauderdale and Miami. Overall we got a lot of rest and downtime. Can’t say we’d go back, but here are some highlights from the trip.

  • Swap Shop

Think giant flea market. It was so hot and I hate being a hot, sweaty mess, so I stayed in the air conditioned parts and didn’t explore as much as I should have. But I did find a cool souvenir t shirt. They were also closing up, so I probably missed out on some good finds. I think it’s worth checking out if you like bargain hunting and flea markets.

  • Horse racing

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m obsessed with the Kentucky Derby! It’s a bucket list item to go! So, I got to try my hand at horse race betting…I lost. We found a casino/horse track at Gulfstream Casino in Hallandale . It was fun and exciting to watch the races.

  • Miami

On a whim after leaving Hallandale, we drove to Miami, which was about 30 minutes away. After what seemed like forever looking for a park, we got drinks and a bite to eat, and walked around South Beach. I hadn’t been in about 13 years or so, so it was fun to get there again. I only wish we had been able to spend more time there. The Versace house is now a restaurant, I had no idea!

  • Everglades & gators

This was actually my favorite part of the trip, we went on an airboat ride in the Everglades to see gators! It was super hot and sweaty, but fun!

  • Beaches

Of course the beach was in the top running for the most fav part of the trip. While I didn’t get to spend much time laying out (I’ll make up for it in Aruba,) I got to go to Hallandale and Hollywood beaches. Both were beautiful.

Hallendale

Hollywood

Now I’m counting down to my big 40th bday vacay in Aruba!

How are your summer travels going?

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