Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Last Days in Paradise, New Buddies, the Circus

So I'm back! Not just to blogging but back to the U.S., work, etc. BLAH! haha I'm a bit behind on our trip pics so here goes our last few days in a nutshell...

Saturday we got up after a late night and it was raining. BOO! We tried to hit the pool but it didn't pan out. No fun! So I had breakfast (omelet!), hit the gym and did 5 miles cardio (1.5 miles running; 3.5 miles walking) and biceps, triceps and shoulders. Then I met Austin for lunch, had salmon, rice and salad and the sun came out - woop! We laid out, read and hung out all day - fun! Before I knew it it was time for dinner at the Surf and Turf - lobster, shrimp and filet mignon- yum! We played some pool and then headed to bed early excited for a long day with sun on Sunday!

Austin surprised me with these snaps from the gym!
Such a pretty area!
Rain in paradise!
Austin on the beach - we walked over to shops once it stopped raining
We didn't buy anything though
But we did play some ping pong.... I suck.
Has some Miami Vices
Visited with one of our favorite STAR Friends, Ross
Ate dinner
Yay - a shot of the two of us!
Shots of the lobby bar
And a little bit of post-dinner billiards

Wonderful Saturday indeed! Sunday didn't quite work out as planned. It was rainy. Again. But what are you going to do? We chose to make the best of it! I hit the gym again, this time with Austin! I did 3.5 miles + abs. I hit the room, showered, then had a salmon, rice and caprese salad for lunch - fabulous! Then, despite the rain, we hit the cabana and read in it! The rain eventually stopped and we hung out in the hot tub and even played another game of international bingo with Tara and Dan - hilarious! Then it was time to go up, get cleaned up and have dinner at the place Mediterranean next door. It was good - but not that good. We're just SO obsessed with our hotel. When we got back we went to the hotel theater for a circus - these amazing little cirque inspired kids! It was awesome - I can't believe some of the stunts they pulled off in a hotel!! After the circus we met the nicest people at the hotel bar - Mario and Katja from Switzerland! They were hilarious and we had the best time chilling on the boat - until it closed down at 1 a.m. so we hit the bar next door and closed it down at 3 a.m. - time flies when you're dancing to Gaga and Kesha - let me tell ya! Then it was lights out - and so ended our last night!

Got some more pics of the awesome waterfalls/landscaping
just beautiful
Austin and our absolutely favorite bartender Lely!
Austin in the lobby - thought it was such a pretty lobby!
Us with one of our favorite star friends Bella - so cute!
A pic of the turn down service - they cleaned the rooms twice a day!
Loved the "board walk" at night and all of the crazy lighting
A bellmen saw us taking pictures and got one of us in the entrance!
The entrance to the bar!
The lobby bar
A snap of some of the circus kids - I so wish i'd gotten one with them!
Cosmos - loved the glasses
Our new friends Mario and Katja

What a fantastic trip - can't wait to post a full hotel review (tomorrow!) and book reviews for FOUR books!! Got lots of reading in! And tonight i'm ready to read some blogs - yay!! Can't wait to see what you've all been up to!


Christina said...

so glad you had fun on your trip! you are so precious in all your pics. i don't know what that miami vice drink is, but i want it!!

Kacy said...

Love meeting vacation friends! Those are some of the craziest nights it seems like :)

Melissa said...

So glad you guys had a good time! What a beautiful place!!

Shelli Ryan said...

Okay I am for sure going to that hotel! So glad you guys had fun on your trip!!

Nicky said...

Yeah, I agree, I DEFINITELY want to go there! Looks amazing! Glad you had a great time and I hope the return to reality hasn't been too harsh!

homecookedem said...

I know it must have been such a hard time to leave such a gorgeous place!! BUT, at least you have a sweet and adorable puppy to get back to!! :)

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I'm just getting caught up on blog reading. Looks like you enjoyed Paradise! :) Awesome photos!

Gabriela said...

Wow, what a gorgeous place!! I can't wait to read your review of the place! That gym especially is absolutely beautiful, what an incentive to work out! Glad you had fun!!

Anonymous said...

Oh girl, that Miami Vice looks DELISH! We had a drink called a Jamaican Smile at our resort that was strawberry and pina colada mix with rum. I could drink them all day!

Poor Austin looks like he got a little burned! That's always me when I go to the beach.

Props to you for working out on vacay -- can't wait to see the book reviews!

The Velotas Family said...

so glad you guys had a great time!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous resort!! I am so jealous!!

Looks like a blasty!

Anonymous said...

Those pictures are great! I am so jealous!

Anne Marie said...

Looks like such an amazing place!

Melinda said...

You guys are too adorable!! The vacay looks awesome- I'm so jealous!

Melinda said...

You guys are too adorable!! The vacay looks awesome- I'm so jealous!