Of course, we had to eat right? My adorable three children took over the kitchen and cooked a storm daily. It wasn’t easy to cook for tons of people; I basically didn’t do much cooking. However, my kids came on top with these super yummy dishes:
Suzy: made oven roasted salmon with a Spinach-Sun-Dried-Boursin cheese-orzo pasta, salad and veggies.
Joaquin III: made rib eye stakes with loaded oven roasted potatoes, salad and veggies.
Neshy: made shrimp fajitas/tacos with black beans rice salad and veggies.
As you can see by these photos, we all enjoyed their chef style cooked meals a lot.
Now, until next time my loves, mama ain’t cooking no more!
The travel to and from the rental house was so enjoyable that I decided to draft a post about it. I can’t get enough of seeing mountains, lakes and of course, beaches. However, unfortunately no beaches included on this trip, bummer!
Since I am an island girl, just seeing mountains and photographing them makes me really happy. Therefore, here are my memories of our Road Trip to Tennessee, enjoy!
I went to Walmart the other day and while walking towards the store after I parked, I came across this spectacular and dramatic vehicle. I call it The Banana Convertible car. What do you think? Isn’t it Creativity at its best. Smile!
So our family chose this state for our 2023 Christmas Family Reunion and it was great. The house we stayed was amazing on top of a hill, looking at a lake and with a private boat dock and tons of kayaks to enjoy. What’s more to ask.
Tomorrow, Part 2 of this post, The Road!
BEST FALL TRIP TO ENJOY THE CHANGING COLORS OF THE FALL SEASON!
As an island girl, I cannot live without seeing mountains and bodies of water. This sweet trip delivered. There are mountains all over, where you can drive by or hike if you prefer. It is such a cute downtown, with lots of wineries, national parks, caverns, well, too much good stuff to tell you. You better plan to visit.
We were lucky to stay at a place with so much privacy, amazing hosts and surrounded by nature. Even a cat came out of nowhere to meet us. By the Side of the Road, is an adorable place to stay hosted by Jess and Anna. They can help you if you want to stay few days to enjoy Harrisonburg.
Furthermore, we enjoyed tremendously the trip to get there, from the Washington Metro Area, (a super hectic area with tons of traffic all over), to the peaceful Harrisonburg, VA; a town where you feel transported to back in time. There was almost no traffic, no aggressive drivers, lots of courteous people, tons of things to do and places to go and specially, a great feeling of safety.
The road trip to get there was amazing and you can tell by the photos that I took along from the road. Enjoy the ride and go visit before all the leaves with beautiful colors come down, smile.
It is no wonder why Siesta have been ranked THE #1 BEACH IN THE USA several times. There are so many things to do in the area, the shops, the village, restaurants and the such. Plus, it is also located in the calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
However, nature doesn’t stop right there, because if you stay a bit longer at this spectacular beach to wait for the stunning sunsets, you will never be disappointed. Trust me, they are awesome.
As you can see, this is also an amazing white sand beach. Located just walking distance from St. Armand’s Circle, in Sarasota FL and one of my favorite places to go for walks, shops, restaurants, music and events in the middle of the circle, well, the whole thing.
There is plenty of free parking, concessions, picnic tables, playground, and it is so family oriented. Love it!
This beach is in Anna Maria Island as well and it is beautiful. It is quieter, well kept, not as crowded as other nearby beaches and in no time you are in the beach town for restaurants and shop. Plan a visit and you will not be disappointed.
What a nice island beach with an amazing long Pier and tons of beachy places to look, enjoy and remember forever. Your vacation will not be forgotten. Time to travel friends.
As you already know, each beach has its flavor, it’s pro’s and con’s, amenities, crowds, etc. This particular beach however is more quiet and less crowded than others. That is a plus when you want to find a spot either under the sun or a cover and not be bother with anything. Just looking at the mighty water, sand shells, well you get the drift. Smile.
ABOUT THE Author
I am a blogger, a photographer, a jewelry designer, a gourmet cook, and a recipe book writer. I am also a flea market flipper, an avid gardener, an interior/ outdoors designer, an avid golfer and traveler.