Airboats, Alligators Laughing and Cuban Bread!
Florida takes the cake for the longest we’ve stayed in one state since september! thankfully there are a ton of unique things to do AND the weather is typically great this time of year.
from Miami, we made a stop through the Everglades because my husband has never been on a airboat before so we had to catch him up to speed (pun totally intended) and also see some gators while we were at it.
at first i wasn’t that into it because i did this a few years ago with my family when we were visiting here but then i thought to myself “self…you’ve never done this with your husband so i bet it will be a different experience. plus you can have an ear plug war afterwards, which is totally gross but causes a lot of laughter” so i ventured back out into the Everglades.
afterwards i had the opportunity to hear some jokes from these guys like “what do you call an alligator in a vest?” – AN INVESTIGATOR. these guys.
we made a stop to see some of my husband’s aunts and uncle in Tampa for a quick visit (no photos because i left my camera in the car boooo) and then we ventured a bit farther to have dinner with his sweet grandma and other aunt! how sweet are they?!
we walked in and his aunt Cheryl straight up hooked us up with delicious snacks! she made us her famous white cheddar queso and i even ate 4 carrots to offset the 49 chips i had. go me. inside joke about the fiery cheetos but holy cow those are too hot for me. i found myself in this terrible cycle where they tasted good, then burned my mouth but was then subsided temporary by shoving more fiery sticks in my mouth. thankfully my husband intervened and gave me a drink and took away the bowl.
she was so kind and prepared for us that she pulled out not one but two massive loaves of the best cuban bread ever! one year for christmas she sent us SIX LOAVES because it freezes well and is honestly the best bread. if you are ever even remotely near Tampa, FL, do yourself a favor and go to La Segunda Central Bakery and pick up no less than 6 loaves.
i do a poor job in the picture depicting that is loaf of bread is over 3 feet long. amazing. i witnessed my husband eat about 1.5 feet of this bread and i’m not even exaggerating.
they also had their home decorated all chrismas-y and it made my heart happy! i also loooove minature things, particularly villages that are christmas-themed. they also had little sleighs full of mini-candy bars and i totally took 9 pieces…sorry cheryl! i am so thankful we are able to pass through different states to see our family as we are on this tour. i get to see my sister in less than 2 weeks and i haven’t seen her in 11 months-yay!
now we are in Bradenton/Sarasota, FL for District 48’s fall conference! they have already welcomed us with an amazing basket of all of our favorite snacks! i have already eaten a whole bag of the sun-chips, drank half of the green smoothie (gotta get my veggies in some way) and opened the chocolate. YUM. thanks D48!
the new wifestyle: even if you’ve already done something, it’s a whole new experience when you do it again with your significant other!
1) what is something that you don’t want to see slowly coming closer to you?
2) when do you start decorating for the december holidays?
3) what do you want in your snack basket?