Monday, May 19, 2014

Living that Beach Bum Life: My Clearwater Family Vacation

Happiness is a form of courage...I'm all about the salt life. Reality seems so far away when you have the sand underneath your feet, and you can hear the waves crashing.

After dropping off the dogs at the kennel, we headed out on the highway jamming out to songs like Problem by Arianna Grande ft. Iggy Azalea and Fancy by Iggy Azalea. It was an easy ride down the Suncoast Parkway and soon enough, we got to our destination: Clearwater Beach♥

As we went up to the room with our suitcases, I rode the elevator with my sister Jamie. One of the guys that worked in the hotel got in the elevator with us, and said it was his lucky day because he got to ride the elevator with two good-looking women. Oh stop, sir! Haha. This trip was off to a good start.

After unpacking and settling into our room, we went to the pool. Before sitting down and enjoying the pool, we hit the beach for a photo shoot. Enjoy below:

That's not all:
 This picture basically sums up the beach Friday. It was so windy because of a cold front that just went through that no one was really on the beach.

Ok, that's enough. Eyes up here. 

After our photoshoot, we chilled by the pool.

 My gorgeous mom. I started reading City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare; the second book in the Mortal Instruments series because we all know there is going to be another movie. Yeah, but I know you just want to know if we hit up the bar. We totally did.
My mom and I split a Miami Vice pail. In case you're a newb and don't know what a Miami Vice is, it's supposed to be half pina colada; half strawberry daiquiri but the bartender that made it for us made it primarily a strawberry daiquiri so I didn't really like it.

Then, we took some really cute photos by the bar:

 This photo is funny because right before it was taken, a really funny moment happened that went like this:
 Jamie goes to my mom, "Mom, pull up your top."
My mom goes to pull up her top and the other lady who was bartending goes: "I saw that."
We all couldn't stop laughing.

My sisters even admitted I was their bff. Yes, score! Just like old times.

After everyone changed and we looked for a pizza place, we decided to order Dominos. Before heading back to the room, we took some scenic photos:

 LOL. My mom photobombed us.

 So silly.

I also wrote my best friend Geniveve a letter (I always used to do that when I was younger when we went away because I couldn't stand to be away from her.)

 Can we just take a second to all admit that my youngest sis is gorgeous? :)

 Friday came and went and Saturday the alarm went off at 8 a.m. ( we were supposed to hit the gym) yet, I remember waking up from a night of restless sleep and saying, "Whoever set that alarm, I kinda want to kill you right now." 

After a bountiful breakfast sponsored by Dunkin Donuts, we hit the beach but the wind soon picked up and we headed back to the pool.
 This picture gives me good vibes. lol.
I got tired of sitting in the sun so I went up to the room and sat on the balcony and read my book after I made the Starbucks provided in our room. Then, my sister called and asked if I wanted to join them for that workout. I went and I didn't hydrate properly. The view from the gym was amazing though since it overlooked the beach from the roof of the building. 
We got back and we watched a beach wedding and the sunset. As the wedding party made their way back up from the beach, this cute guy with dreads checked me out and we made eye contact. It literally was such a nice gift from God. (I've been a little bitter lately with my single status). Yet, my mom practically tried marrying me off to the guy because she saw him check me out, and she was all, "Let's go to the lobby and crash the reception." I seriously have the coolest mom ever.

After having the pizza and being dehydrated, I drank one beer and I was totally tipsy. lol. I even was convinced I saw a UFO out on the beach. We went back up to the room and finished watching Superbad only to then watch Andy Sandberg host the season finale of SNL. It was so funny. Or maybe that was just the effects of the beer. Either way, I was turnt. haha. 

Another night of restless sleep, I woke up on Sunday so exhausted and no longer about the salt life. I basically just chilled listening to music by the pool underneath the palm trees.

Overall, it was a really good vacation and it really made me so grateful for my own house. Yet, last night upon returning home and after unpacking, I watched the Billboards which were amazing. (That hologram performance of Michael Jackson was my favorite) and went to bed and had an amazing sleep.

This morning I went to the thyroid doctor and got a good report then went home and prepared for a skype interview I was offered for a PR internship on Tuesday of last week. It went really well and I just can see God's favor working goodness in my life. There is no reason to fret anymore about being single. It will all work itself out, God's honor.♥

Until next time, remember, You have the capability to change your life all with a simple shift in perspective. -Demi Lovato, Staying Strong♥

Signing off from the salt life,

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

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