Florida recap!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Well, so much time has passed that I fear my short recap will be rather condensed. Or, I just want it to be condensed. Either way. It's going to be highlights only.

First off, the trip itself, including a 3 hour layover in Dallas-Ft. Worth was not that bad. We arrived in Florida around 6:00 and promptly got to decorating the condo for Lacey's surprise. It's not my best work, but I think it came out well given the options and time! :)

Lacey and Beth came into the condo, with all of the lights off and Beth directed Lacey to the light switch. As we all lay in silence and darkness, we could hear Lacey pawing at the wall searching for the unfamiliar switch. When she was within a foot of it, Tony flipped it on, blinding her in light and luckily she did not attack Tony. She covered her face and screamed, simultaneously thinking that Tony was a burglar and well, Tony. She eventually ran out the hall way and away from her husband lol.
After the intitial flight or fight receded, she was um, definitely happy!
Of course the guys first order of business was to bust out some brewskies and so I was able to visit the largest liquor store ever. I want to return. It was easily the length of a football field and definitely wider. Their selection was amazing. It wasn't even selection, I dare say they honestly had everything you could ever hope to consume!
We beached it up the first day at Ft Myers beach , on which my 32 week picture was taken. And um, Tony and I apparently fail at applying sunscreen. Apparently it does not matter the frequency, but more the quality of application. I'll show you what I mean later.
We ate at several good restaurants for dinner while in Ft. Myers and enjoyed eating our sandwiches in the sand, while at the beach. Thankfully everyone was in the mindset of being cheap, so we didn't have one person or couple splurging in front of us all!

We also went to Sanibel Island and San Marco Island. I honestly couldn't pick a favorite, Ft. Myers definitely had the best sand, but Sanibel and San Marco were tied for beauty.
On Sanibel, we stopped at Cheeburger, Cheeburger, one of Beth's favorites. It's basically a trade up from Fuddrucker's in that you can order different sized burgers with a pleathora of options for toppings. Also fabulous, the Butterfinger shake. What an indulgence!
We also managed to score some time to attend a Twins game. They lost, badly, but we had an amazing time! We had lawn seats and I don't know if I'll be able to go to a game at the Dome this year, it was so fantastic to be close to the game and out in the sun! We also ran into my friend from college's parents lol.
Tony max relaxin on the deck.
My new favorite chain, Mimi's Cafe. Tony and I did manage to spend quite a bit of quality time together in the evenings when we just couldn't keep up with the rest of the crew.
Pictured is the mousse ensemble + mini brownie, which was lemon mousse with raspberry syrup and blueberries, strawberry mousse with whipped cream and chocolate mousse with strawberries! Phenomenal!
And finally the ladies on our last night. Such a good time with them!

23 comments:

Meredith said...

First of all the chocolate all looks wonderful to this gave it up for lent girl! Second it looks like you guys had a wonderful and relaxing time!

Lindsey said...

What a fun trip, love the pictures!

Cortney said...

How fun! Looks like a great time. Did you know that if you tell them it's your first time at Mimi's they will send you home with a bag of muffins?!?! It's pretty exciting - I had my first experience in Virginia.

mrs.leah.maria said...

I forgot to add that Cortney! We were sent home with complimentary muffins! Soo good!

MyRunningJourney said...

Mimi's Cafe is amazing!!! I had no idea about the "free muffin" thing, so lying might be in order next time, since I was gypted of my free bag! They just came out with a new muffin... carrot raisin nut. It's amazing!!

Glad you had a good time. The trip looked fun!

Jeannie said...

I'm so glad that you and Tony had a great time! And that your surprise went off without a hitch!

Beth Ann said...

It looks like it was a great time! I love Mimi's Cafe. There muffins are yummy! Glad the birthday girl was surprised!!

Lisa said...

What a fun trip! And, my that is QUITE a liquor store/warehouse/distributorship :).

C said...

Looks like you had a fab time!! We stopped in at mimi's the night we got engaged, so of course, we love it too!! Must have been nice to get some sun! :)

abby said...

Looks like an awesome time!! I love eating at new places when on vacation. Can we go back to that liquor store sometime in, say, October? :)

Heidi said...

That looks like such a fun trip! I'm glad you had a blast.

I've been to a Twins spring training game. The stadium is beautiful.

AmberDenae said...

Looks like you had a blast!!! You look so adorable in all of these and very sunkissed! :) I love it!

Madeline said...

Great pictures! Again, you love Fabulous!!! And oh how I miss Mimis :(

Freckles Chick said...

LMAO @ Lacey's reaction to the surprise. Too funny.

I'm so glad you had a great time, thx for sharing pics. That is one gorgeous group of ladies!

Chelsie said...

Looks like you had a blast. And all the food sounds fabulous.

I love the picture of you and Tony drinking that shake. Too cute!

Jennifer said...

I love the pics!! It looks like you guys had a fabulous time!!

Julia said...

It looked like a FABULOUS trip and much deserved. Great pics, Leah.

Joi said...

Looks like a fun time with fun people!

Dunc said...

I love the highlight recap! And I hope that you're not "whelmed" anymore and are able to relax a bit.

ezza said...

How fun! Looks like spring break
'09 was a success!

Bluebird said...

It looks like you had a ton of fun! And those strawberries look great on the chocolate mousse.

Katie said...

Looks like fun. I also love Mimi's!!

Mrs. McB said...

Looks like you had a blast!!!!! :)

 

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