I was exhausted…even before I knew that I would spend the day before our anniversary trip being delayed in a DC airport for 8 hours – coming home at 4AM…I was exhausted. The month of March was crazy for me. Work trips. Conferences. A week long family cruise (more on that later). A week without my nanny, who was on vacation. I was done.
I had big plans for our 5th Anniversary originally…but I was also dealing with low energy, very limited time, and definitely no desire to jump on another flight….even to a gorgeous island. So my husband and I decided to do a quick getaway for 2 days, right in our backyard.
I’ve lived in Miami for close to 35 years…and I’ve never truly experienced the Keys. I remember going to Key Largo a few times with my parents – but I really don’t remember its beauty. Well, that changed on this trip. But even the 4-hour car drive all the way to Key West was too much for me to bear. We decided to head to Islamorada, which was a short 2 hour drive from Miami. The Keys was exactly what I needed. Peaceful, tranquil, laid back and charming. I just wish we had more time to spend…but we will be back soon. I’m sharing a few of my favorite photos from our trip – shot by my personal photographer…my husband.
Here are links to the various venues mentioned above:
The Mooring Village: http://themooringsvillage.com
Chef Michael’s: http://www.foodtotalkabout.com
Green Turtle Inn: http://www.greenturtleinn.com
Morado Bay: http://www.moradabay.com
NOTE: The Moorings property does not have any food services on site. They own Morada Bay across the street and its a quick bike ride to eat. Most cottages come equipped with a full kitchen. Check more info on their website before booking.