Roadtrip Edition : Miami.2

After much debating, Stacey and I made it back to Miami the next weekend. Some called us crazy for back to back trips. (That’s what happens when you have a groupon voucher for a hotel room that you are locked in to … I had to get my monies worth out of it. )

So right after work Friday, we hit the road to Miami…  Tropical Storm Debbie was in town that weekend so the weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday in Miami was 70 – 80 % chance of rain.. That meant no beach this time.

We got to the hotel, (no rain!! ) checked in, got situated in the room and then decided to go check out Miami night life.. because of course its just beginning at 1 am….  Once we get to the hotel lobby and look out the door, what do we see… RAIN of course…. There was only a 80 % chance it would rain.……. What to do now???

-We people watched under the hotel awning outside.. That was fun!!

-Stacey bought an umbrella from a crack head for $2

-Walked with random guy from the hotel down to ocean drive and back.

– Saw this clock I wanted, (came back and found out it cost $600.. a girl can dream right)

-meet 3 young girls (21) from NY and people watched some more with them. (entertaining! )

– checked out the bar/club across the street. It had good music but a questionable crowd so we left.

Somehow still ended up going to sleep around 4 pm.  ( Miami Nights)

Woke up the next morning to some sunshine and only a 30 % chance on rain. That made it easy to just make it a relaxing day.. Brunch at one restaurant, drinks at another, back for a nap.

My lesson learned: the 2 for 1 drink specials on Ocean Ave are cheap liquor and will give you a hangover.. Topshelf liquor is the way to go.

For the evening we got dressed up,  went to dinner with a friend and tried hookah for the first time..  One must always remember, things happen for a reason. At the hookah spot we wanted a seat outside but the only available seating was inside.  After a while, we noticed the hostess hadn’t came to let us know that there were some spots now available outside.. We grumbled about this a little while continuing to hookah’d. Probably 5 minutes or so after Stacey mentioned this, all of a sudden you hear a down pour outside.. We were all smiles as we sat inside away from all the rain.. Sitting inside wasn’t a bad choice after all 🙂

The next morning, we said bye to our friends we met during our stay. A hotel guest from New York told us we needed to leave later in the afternoon to avoid traffic to which we responded, oh we do this all the time, there’s no traffic heading back home to Orlando. This guy must have known something we didn’t because sure enough, about 15 minutes into the drive home, we hit some traffic -___- Luckily it was from an accident so we were only in it for about 15 minutes and then we were back in the clear.

Thanks Miami for treating us well. We will see you again, because we have another living social deal to use.


Roadtrip Edition: Miami.1

What do you do when you’re young, single and free????

You take road trips!!!

Stacey & Liz

That’s what Stacey and I did this weekend. We purchased a living social adventure for empanada making and wine tasting in Miami and make the trek down south..

The day started off not the greatest.. rental issues and everyone just kept telling Stacey no.. (tip…. it pays to get your coffee at Starbucks.. they will exchange your drinks with no problem unlike Dunkin Donuts )

We got all the way to Boca Raton, with plans to eat @ Phillipe Chow, but they didn’t open until 5 :00, not at 3:30 when we were there.. Another no for Stacey..

We found a cute little shop to eat at.. they had a special bathroom.. Frogs sounds, bird sounds.. WAY to much going on.. but the food wasn’t bad. The non alcoholic drink we got was pretty good.  Looked and tasted amazing.

Summer drink

This is when the day started to improve for us. We continued the ride to Miami discussing life.. I won’t go into detail about how we lamented the fact that we are single, pushing 30 with no prospects -___- .. We did come to this conclusion tho:Hoes be winning...

After making it to Miami, we had time to spare.. We walked around Biscanye Blvd checking out the sites there.  American Airlines Arena, Bayside Park, and others.

Bayside Park

torch of friendship

 The view was perfect. There was some sprinkles, but they didn’t last long so the day stayed beautiful.

Now it was time for the empanada making and wine tasting at Clos Bistro & Café.

clos bistro

Started of with glass 1 of wine – White Chardonnay.


We continued on to making the empanadas and tasted 3 other glasses of wine. It was good times.. We also had fun together.. One of the best parts of the adventure was seeing some great couples that gave us hope.



It was a good day!!!