Well, today has been interesting – to say the least. It has literally been the weirdest 24 hours possible…
Wednesday night, I had a fun (yet cold) night at my first Yankee game in the Bronx in New York City. Yankees games are so different compared to Braves games in Atlanta. In Atlanta, people usually take off work early to get as much tailgating time in as possible before the first pitch is thrown. This means drinking beers and grilling – decked out in red, white, and blue Braves attire, of course. At the Yankee game, fans drink on the train on the way to Yankee Stadium. There really isn’t a car lot to tailgate in. If they aren’t decked out in team gear then they are usually rocking the nice suit they wore to work that day. Not that I mind…
|Photo from here.|
Other than enjoying our amazing seats, I also loved my ($25) cheeseburger, fries, and hot chocolate. Yes, I was chilly! It is only September and I was already wearing two shirts (one long sleeved), jeans, and a winter coat.
No worries though, because Thursday morning I headed to Miami, Florida where I could enjoy some nice 80 degree weather for a few days. At 11am, I caught my flight from NY to ATL. I picked up my bestie, Donna, on my way to Miami for our conference. I’ve never been to Miami – one of the reasons I was really excited for this trip! Unfortunately, once we arrived in Miami everything got a little cray, cray.
We arrived at our hotel around 6pm and got ready for the conference’s cocktail reception/registration, but we were told by hotel staff that there were no events planned that night. (This is a whole different story for a whole different day!) We decided to venture out to Lincoln Road instead. Lincoln Road is basically like NYC, but with better weather. There is a Dylan’s Candy Bar, a Serendipity 3, and a Shake Shack plus tons of great shopping. I witnessed a little boy with the craziest mullet I’ve ever seen in my 25.5 years on this planet and we are about 94.8% sure that James Bond star, Daniel Craig, sat next to us at dinner.
We ended up eating at the Shack Shake. While it was absolutely amazing, I can’t cross it off my bucket list just yet until I hit up the original in NYC. This was basically a test run – and Shake Shack passed! It is very similar to Yeah! Burger in Atlanta – although the Shake Shack obviously came first.
We just hung out at our hotel for the rest of the night. It’s a fun place! The Eden Roc Miami was featured on a couple episodes of I Love Lucy back in the day. It has cute, classic rooms (my favorite is that the shower rains from the ceiling and the hand soap smells like Fruit Loops.) Plus, a company is having an all expenses paid “rest and relaxation” event here this weekend, so there are a ton of young people around. They all showed up with one suitcase about about six cases of beer. Needless to say, there is a ton of great people watching!
|love the B and W photos above the beds|
|These lovely ladies were here to greet us!|
|Why is it that no matter how cool the hotel’s bathrooms are, the towels are always awful?!|
This weekend doesn’t have the best weather, but I’m hoping for a little sun, so we can get our fitness on in Miami (one of us – I won’t name any names – forgot her swimsuit!). We are excited to run along South Beach and rent bicycles this weekend instead though. I’m just happy to experience Miami and hang out with my bestie! Any suggestions on stuff to do while we are here?
Stay fit and fabulous,