Monday, July 25, 2016

Vacation Day 3 - Islamorada

Ok, so day 3 is our full day in Islamorada.  Gorgeous, gorgeous sunrise.  Good food, good times swimming, and a not so good feeling glass bottom boat tour.  Haha!  So here we go.  I'll post a video first of me and my friend's son jumping on the trampoline out in the water.


 
 
 


I absolutely love this photo.  This was the sunrise in Islamorada at our hotel.  They had a wedding the night we got there and left the stuff up so I was just being silly (don't mind my crazy hair and being on the wrong side haha).  It was a beautiful sunrise nonetheless.

 

 Hanging out in the water at our hotel. 


A photo of the bottom of the glass bottom boat tour.  I actually saw a shark before I got too sick to watch anymore.

 
My view from my room...not horrible with all the palms...and I gotta love my Keurig coffee!


The token barf bag.  Thankfully, I was able to somehow keep it together (but was seriously sick) and not have to use it.  Never will I do that again! 


Lunch on a canal.


Coffee on the canal.


Amazing food on the canal!  Seriously that looks good even now!!!  Wonder if they ship?


Blueberry Dunkin' Coffee!  YUM.



Showing off my new swimsuit coverup.


We went to Lorelei's for dinner - not impressed with the service or the amount of food you got but you can't beat these views and it is basically all outdoor dining.


The appetizer I got (also got a burger).  Good but not a big portion and I think that was $10 at least just for those 5 shrimps.







Boat near our hotel which I loved because it was a simple sort of boat but it had loungers!  My fav!











Boat Tour.





I'm pretty sure this is when we first starting going - I had NO idea what I was able to get into (with being sick). 










Slowly recovering in this picture.  Whew...never again!

 
 
Loved this sign at Lorelei's.  


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Day 2 Vacation (Part 3 of 3) - To Islamorada!

So after the Everglades, we headed to Islamorada in the Keys.  Here are some pictures of where we stopped to eat (Hog Heaven - recommended by another blogger), the Keys Welcome Center, and our hotel (which had an amazing set up outside).  My pictures may be out of order somewhat as I'm pretty unorganized but I really need to post the rest of my vacation before it gets too far into the future.


This was at Hog Heaven.  We got to sit outside right by the water.  Heck, everywhere in the Keys you can sit outside by the water at basically all restaurants.  Talk about living!  I got a Margarita...with some ribs and pulled pork.  YUM.  Definitely would recommend this place.


Our hotel.  Postcard Inn.  The only bad thing about the place is...no elevators...no laundry facilities...and no microwave (from what I remember).  The rooms were really nice and updated but I  hate when the bathrooms are super white and mine was.  I think my friend's bathroom was super modern (with darker colors) and I was totally jealous.  But check out this view from high up - lots of places to lay out - hammocks everywhere.  Boats/Jet Skis you can rent - down the way was a fire pit and there were places where you could dock your boat if you had one.


The other view - they had a view and a man made beach right there - with this huge trampoline which was super hard to get up on but I was able to!  It was too windy when we were there so we couldn't utilize the kayaks or other things but it would have been cool if we could have.  Just lots of things to do in/around the water if you just want to stay at your hotel. 



Us at the Welcome Center.


Hog Heaven.




This would end up being the trend in hotels in the Keys - Keurig machines!  No way!  I was totally blown away and excited.  The mainland hotels need to get with it!

 
 
This was my balcony which was nice.  It faced the parking lot and a pool where divers learned the trade.  Not the best view but there were palm trees surrounding it so it still felt nice and tropical.


This was painted on my wall in my hotel.  Just a nice reminder.


 
 
Some views from our Hog Heaven table and the surrounding area (in the next few pics).








Ribs I got.


The view coming out of our hotel area - pretty awesome.