Key West and Miami

Sunday, December 29, 2013
After spending the first two weeks of September traveling apart, Brendan and I had three days back at home together before we were off for another trip, but this time all together.  We logged 59 hours in our rental car in three states in 16 days.  I was a little nervous taking that long of a trip with three little kids with lots of driving, but it turned out really well.  We are already planning our trip out east again for next year. 

No such thing as traveling light with three small children.  We had 3 car seats, a double stroller, 2 checked bags, and 3 carry ons.  

We flew into Ft. Lauderdale late at night and stayed in a hotel near the airport.  In the morning we picked up our rental car and were off to the Florida Keys.  It was a really pretty drive down there.  We had a small Chrysler 300 with all of our stuff jam packed into it.  All of the car seats barely fit in the back seat.

We stayed at the Parrot Key Resort and loved it.  The greenery was beautiful and our place was right by the 4 garden pools.  We also had a cute back porch with sand and a waterfront view.

 Key West is known for its beautiful sunsets.  Every night on the pier there is a big sunset party.

 We bought some really good cuban food and coconuts to sip on the beach.  


We had some delicious key lime pie and banana cream pie here at the Key Lime Pie Factory in Key West.

We stayed right across the street from the beach.  When Hazel saw one of the beds in the room she was excited and exclaimed, "It's a princess bed!"   

We only stayed one night in Miami, but we loved it and want to go back.  The water was so warm and just beautiful.  Unfortunately it was a little stressful with the kids.  We just weren't prepared with snacks and a big umbrella for the baby to be shaded and sand was getting everywhere.    
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