Friday, February 27, 2009

Key Largo (so I lied)

Today we left Ft Lauderdale at about 11am and headed toward Key Largo. We got to Key Largo at about 2pm (after making a few stops for water and other things). We went to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and were going to just jump right in and start snorkeling (since thats the way all the websites made it sound). After ariving and going to the visitors center we discovered we needed to take a boat to actually get to the reef (30 minutes (by boat) away from the actual park). So we bought two tickets for the 3:05pm boat trip, ringing in at $60. Once out near the reef we finally got to actually snorkel for the first time in FL and see fish and stuff (before all we saw was shells). Some of the things we saw included konch shells (some as big as 1ft long) a huge blue stingray, a few yellow spotted rays, tons of extra large barracudas (some as big as 4 feet long), lots of other tropical fish.. and I saw a large shark..(not sure whut kind) luckily Adam didnt see this, otherwise we woulda been outa the water about a half hour early.
After we got done we came to check into our hotel, and watched the sunset from a little pier on the hotels beach front property. Once the sun set we then we to look for a place to eat. It was luck, that Susan (Adams GPS, yea he's nuts), found a place on the water. Their food was horrible (mine anyways), but the location couldn't have been beter. Our waiter.. was more like well I'm not sure if it was a guy but they claimed their name was Nathan. Once we finished we came back to our hotel.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Keys & Tortuga here we come

So this is my last post until we come back from the Keys and Tortuga. We leave tomorrow morning and wont be back until March 7th. We will be in the Tortugas from March 3 - 6. Its gonna be fun!!! :D

Sunday, February 22, 2009


SO yesterday Adam took me out to dinner at this really nice place called the Mai Kai. Its like a Polonysian place. It was really pretty inside and well yea. The food wasnt so great.. and certainly wasnt worth the money. My lobster Bisk tasted like spicey throw up.. adams spinich salad was disgusting, my grilled salmon was non-exsistant (very very small), Adam's prime rib had a bone in it (hidden, he found it with his teeth), and the macadamia nut icecream made me wanna puke. But they had this show.. a dance show.. like hula and tihitian dancing and all that.. there were only five dancers but they did a pretty good job. The fire dance was pretty sweet. And dinner came to a grand total of $111.

Then today we moved to our new hotel (the one on the beach).. and they are really nice.. they upgraded our room for free just because they had extras. Its like a little appartment and its sooooo nice. Its like 20 feet from the pool (the non heated one) and like 300 feet from the large heated one. Right past the pool is the beach and its like a 2 minute walk to the ocean.. pretty dang sweet!!! They have these chairs out by the pool that are like couches and all that really comfortable. SO this is gonna be a WONDERFUL week!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

South Beach

Where to start with how horrible this place is? I donno.. everywhere! The ppl are cold hearted sluts who only care about the way they look. We spent the last 2 days there at a "historical" "hotel" called the colony. It was all a big joke! Ok so firstly they want $22 for valet parking, when you can park right across the street for free from 12am - 9am.. (u pay like $.25 per 10 minuts any time before those hours). Their staff didnt speak much English (which is to be expected in Miami). The hallways smelled horrible. The room smelled horrible. The elevator made the Tower of Terror look like a dream! When we got into the room (which was on the 2nd floor at the very other end of the hotel that only has an elevator and stairs all the way at the other end) it was just plain nasty! There were lil black bugs flying all over, the bed and pillows where covered in some sort of dirt, the bathroom was tiny's ok? like (3'x5'), the toilet was covered in hair and pee, the floor in the bathroom was black in between the tiles (the wall had white hmm i wonder yuck!), the main floor of the room was hard wood and just so gross that even I wouldnt take my shoes off.. it was covered in dirt and had cracks in it, chips and was unfinished in places.. i am convinced if i didnt leave my shoes on I would have a lovely splinter! There was no phone in the room so if you had a question for the front desk have fun walkin to those stairs (cuz the elevator takes an hour). The desks/tabletops looked like they hadnt been cleaned in years. Then this moring was the worst... so we get up its like 8am.. and someone starts banging and hammering and drilling.. and these walls are paper thin mind you, it was so rediculous! So Adam complained and they said oh yea we'll take care of it.. never stoped! Then when adam went to go get the truck a maid just walked right into the room.. im still sittin in there and like HELLO!! she didnt even knock before entering.. now that is not ok i dont care what kinda sleese bag motel you work at!

And last night we went out to a restaurant on the strip (u kinda have to i guess) at an italian place.. the food was outragously priced (of course) the menu was hardly in enlighs and the coke, well it was they bring you a can and charge u $3.25 for each of em. RIP OFF! I mean c'mon it wasnt even pepsi. The waiter hardly spoke english.. and when you're seated they say "do you smoke?" and when you say "no" they take the ash tray and matches away and look at you like you're disgusting becuz you dont! and then when they ask you what to drink and you dont say a whine or alcohol of some sort again they look at you like "how dare you!" Grand total of about $70.. for fetichini alfredo & chicken parmisane.

Oh yea and while we were walking back to our hotel we passed sum stupid lil slut and overheard her telling her other skanky friends "and I look so good on camera.. so like, I know i would be great at it".. me and Adam busted up laughin loud enuf so she could hear us.

I think i may have said something about this earlier but i have to make my point again.. adams "co'workers" keep telling him how they cheat on their girlfriends/wives and they keep trying to tell him how to get away with it. nastY!

Now you know why I think south beach is such a pile of crap!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


So its been a crazy and long weekend. Let me try to fill in all the blanks.
On Friday we left Miami for Naples. On the trip (3 hours) we took alligator alley.. and after being on that road for like 20 minutes I decided to start counting all of the alligators. I missed quite a few before but once I started counting I counted 318. Crazy I know!
Once we got to Naples we went to a few different beaches.. including Delanor Wiggens Park, Marco Island.. and Naples beach.

On Valentines day we went to Marco Island for the beginning and ended it in Naples beach to watch the sunset. The beaches here are COVERED in sea shells.. the pretty kind. So we picked up a few of those.

Today (the 15th) is our 6month versary.. we have officially been married for half a year today.. so we started off with Mcdonalds breakfast (adam brought it to me). After breakfest we were off on our way to another beach. We went straight to a beach called Bearfoot Beach.. (we thought that ment the sand was super soft and no shells to step on.. wrong). We saw a turtle and an armadillo, It was PACKED.. so we stayed for a little while and picked some sea shells up then decided the water was too murkey to snorkel.. so we decided to go to a different beach.

We then went to Lovers Key (thought it was a nice touch).. we saw a turtle and then found out they had no snorkeling there so we went back to naples beach.

At Naples beach we swam and even snorkeled a bit.. we were being pretty dumb and well while racing under the peer I smacked my head into a sharp barnical covered pillar of the peer.. it cut my head open (which i found out when we got back to the hotel). We got tons of shells and fed the seagulls.. we also built a sand castle and then watched the sunset. Adam took me out the the Olive Garden for dinner (where the service sucked) to celebrate Valentines day (a day late) and our versary.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Electrifying Experience!

So today Adam got off work early. We went hunting for a beach we could snorkel at. We didn't have any luck at the 1st place we went (and its not incredibly easy to go around from beach to beach here because of all the traffic). So we ended up at South Beach. We didnt snorkel but we swam a bit and then it happened... like always.. I got stung by a jelly fish... it never fails. And then Adam got stung and we left (like awlways).

Then we left and came back to the hotel and swam in the pool for a bit. And that's what we did today.

I just wanted to state how much I hate Miami. It is unbelieveable how unrealistic these people are. They are SO superficial! All week the guys that work where Adam is visiting have been telling him different ways to look at girls on the beach and how they don't love their girlfriends and blah blah blah. When they found out that Adam and I didnt have a kid and were married they were amazed and thought it was so "great that we married for love". These people are sick and disgusting. I couldn't live here if you paid me. They just make me sick. I dont understand how people can be so skank-like.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

at the beach in miami

So yesterday we went to a beach in the Miami area.. It was on a Key of some sort I cant remember the exact name. We took some sunset pics on the beach.. it wasn't really great for swimming but it was still pretty for pics. After we went to dinner at Tony Roma's (i dont know why they are famous for ribs).

Today we went to look for a different beach and ended up not finding one until after sunset so we ended up coming back to the hotel after shopping for some food. Then we went swimming in the pool where we talked with some friendly old canadians LOL.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Welcome to Miami.

Yesterday we made it to Miami. On the way down we stopped at a few different places. Daytona Beach, some gift shops, kennedy space center (didnt go in just drove by), olive garden, another beach (cant member the name rite now) and like a river on the way to the kennedy space center.

In the wild we saw: dolphins, sting rays, a shark, blow fish, and alligators. Down the road to the KSC we saw 20 alligators... it was crazy all the other things we saw were all on the same road. We also saw a Raccon attacking garbage cans by the beach. lol.

Then my mom called and we talked for a little while. Shortly after which we made it to our hotel in Miami.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Florida here we come!

Today... we met up with Candy, Travis, Shelly, Camie & Davey at Ryan's (a buffet) for breakfast. We were all pretty much sickened (except Davey of course) with the choices for breakfast (this was everyones first time to this restaurant for breakfast). After breakfast we all headed out to the okefenokee swamp in Waycross GA. We saw alligators, turtles, deer, a bear, an otter, and snakes. We saw a show about the swamp with a park ranger and got to touch the snakes (which we didnt touch) and a baby alligator (which we did touch). We then went on a train ride to the other side of the park and saw the goats and umm well... we just kinda wasted 20 minutes on a train ride, which was informative.
After the giftshop we parted ways and Adam and I were on our way toward Miami. As the sun was setting we stopped at a beach on the way south in St. Augustine FL. It was pretty and there was tons of shells all over the beach. We grabbed a few (yes Rachel, they're for you!) and snapped a few pics and got back on the road.
For dinner we stopped at an italian place called Amici. It was decent but it wasnt incredible.. and it wasnt Olive Garden. Their bread was pretty good.. they bring you fresh roasted garlic to put on it.. yum.
After dinner we got back on the road and went to our hotel in Palm Coast FL.

Friday, February 6, 2009

The devil went down to Gorgia!

Howdy Ya'll!
So yesterday we went from NC to SC to GA. We stayed the night in NC and also went to the beach. We stopped at 2 different beaches in NC. Sunset Beach and North Myrtle Beach. After the sun set we went to Bass Pro Shop to look at canoes and I found it... my country get-up to wear to see the Fam in Gorgia. Adam bought me the shirt for $25 and before that he had bought me a hat from the outlet malls. Last night we slept in Savanna GA and it was horrible. Today, we went to Blackshear and spent the day with Candy, Shelly, Davey, Camie, Travis and saw David a little bit. We made a trip to the swamp with everyone but David and well.. we were kind of late and the place was closed. We walked around a bit and didnt see one gator. So we plan to meet with them all tomorrow morning at 10:30 and go again. Tonight we are staying in Waycross GA in ANOTHER super 8 motel.. and its fabulous... (not the sarcasim).

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


So today we left DC. I spent a little time in the building where Adam has been having his meetings (mainly because there wasnt much of a lobby at our hotel, we had to check out at 12 and his meeting lasted until 3). After the meeting was over we went back to the hotel, got the bags and jumped in the truck. We drove through Virginia and into North Carolina (where we currently are). We had dinner at IHOP and came back to the hotel.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

dc... AGAIN

I didnt really do too much of anything today. Adam got the truck fixed and back and he also got lost. It cost about $90 to fix but I think it was worth it. Thats about it for today!

another day in dc

so today.. we found out that i forgot my cell phone in the hotel we stayed in the other night (1 hour away).. so we went to pick it up after taking a few pics in front white house (adam says its the capital building but i dont believe him) and the washington monument. After we got my phone we went out to dinner at Red Lobster and then were back on the road to go back to DC.

As we were just getting close Adam noticed something funny about the wheel he replaced before we left springfield. We stopped down by the Washington Monument to check it out and Adam discovered one of the break calabers (i donno if i spelled that right or not anywayz).. had lost one of the bolts and the other was missing.. trying to figure out what to do.. Adam finally called a tow truck to take us to a repair shop. Mind you, this was after numerous calls to AAA as well as an hour of debaiting with himself at 12AM in the middle of DC.

The truck driver seemed friendly enough but Adam said he screwed us over by taking us 15 miles away when he said it would only be 5... but somehow I still disagree because it only cost $20.. $4 per mile i donno thow anyway Adam tipped him $10 because he drove us back to our hotel at no extra charge. Tomorrow Adam gets to call the repair shop and find out how much they wanna screw us over... and I told him.. "you know if you had just got that wheel fixed at shaners (the company that changed our wheels) than we wouldn't have to deal with this.. but no.. u have to fix everything urself.." Honestly it woulda been cheaper to just have them fix it awhile ago.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Not my Washington of choice...

When I was rudely woken thismorning I found my wonderful husband had went to McDonalds to get my breakfast (doesnt get much better than that). After eating we checked out of our hotel and were on the road toward DC at about 11am. We got to DC at 12. After driving in circles for awhile we checked into our hotel (courtyard) where we are paying $32 a day to park.So after bringing our bags in we took our little tour. All I was really interested in seeing was the Smithsonian (us history and natural history).
We first went to the natural history museum. There we saw some interesting things including: dinosaur bones/fossils, sea creatures (including a giant squid), lots of really pretty rocks (including diamonds, rubys, emeralds, calasite, quartz, copper, etc etc) the most popular was the Hope Diamond (which I was a lot less impressed by than I thought I would be).
Then we went over to the US History Museum. Some of the more interesting things there were: Ab Lincoln's top hat, a part of the shirt that was blood stained from when he was shot at ford's theator, and one of his suits. There was also dorthy's ruby red slippers, kermit the frog, oscar the grouch, mahamad ali's boxing gloves, and yeah thats about all i was really interested in there.
After we were done there we moved on to the National Archives. There we saw some papers and whatnot.. Adam took a call from President Nixon (LOL!) and we saw the Declaration of Independence as well as the Constitution. Then we went to the gift shop where we purchased the declaration and constitution (the same one Nicoles Cage bought his copy from in National Treasure).
Then we decided our feet hurt and it was time to go take a break in the hotel were we plan to spend the rest of the night. We might go out for dinner across the street in a few hours. All and all I'd say Washington DC is definitely less impressive than my Washington. Oh yeah, one other thing.. they call themselves "washingtonians" and call this just washington... no wonder everyone asks if we're from washington dc.. it's cuz all the people that live here are idiots!