Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Travel Tuesday - Ft. Laudyyy

I still haven't written about my birthday week in Ft. Lauderdale so I figured what better way to do it than to link up with Helene for Travel Tuesdays! I got a little picture happy so sorry in advance.
 
There was a lot of preparation going into the trip but none
more important than vacation toes!!
 
 
We stayed at the Alhambra Beach Resort which I can honestly say is the best hotel I've ever stayed at. There are only 10 rooms so the staff is extra accomadating and we had such an amazing time. We stayed in the suite which I am so mad at myself for not taking pictures of!
 
 
Cute little lizards lived by the pool but sadly,
I didn't catch one to bring home with me. I tried.

 
 We got there a little late for beach time so we headed to happy hour for a little pre-birthday shenanigans. I was in bed by 10:30 PM. Way to go Cort.

 
The next morning I woke up to a bunch of birthday cupcakes delivered to our hotel by my wonderful boyfriend who is such an awesome planner. We ended up only eating four of them the whole time that we were there. He knows that I don't like cake but thought cupcakes might be different. Nope. They were really pretty though!
 
 
One of my sorority sisters lives in Ft. Lauderdale so she met us at the hotel and we headed down to the beach. We first made a pit stop at Fat Tuesdays. 190 Octane with a shooter? Yes please.

 
So after a couple birthday shots.. we finally headed to the beach! I need to live by the ocean someday. I'd seriously be so happy to live in a bikini and wear ridiculous flowers on my head every day.
 


 
After lounging/drinking on the beach all day, it was time for birthday dinner! Paul chose a cute little spot on the water and I chose to drink too many Miami Vice's.

We Might Have Forgotten SPF.
The Yummy Dessert I Don't Remember Eating
 Everyday after that we just did the beach bum thing with our Fat Tuesday cups. I had to take a picture of the lifeguard stand because of the purple flag which means "Dangerous Marine Life." This flag was up everyday that we were there but we still swam anyway. Liquid courage.
 


Thirsty Paul?

 
Our last night in Ft. Laudy, we went out with my sorority sister and her boy toy. We wanted to keep it "low key" because we had to drive to Orlando the next day. We didn't. Most of my pictures from that night are not blog material.


Could Paul be more tan?
Our last night in Florida we spent in Orlando with one of Paul's college buddies and his girlfriend. His girlfriend is from Brazil and doesn't speak english very well. They took us to a cigar bar and his girlfriend showed me the girly cigars that tasted like blueberries.
I hate cigars or anything you smoke in general but I was just glad to be able to talk to her about something.
 
 
So that was the PG version of our trip. I already told you about the way less fun way it ended here. I still can't believe that happened.
 
 Where have you been lately?
 
Helene in Between
 
Had to show you how excited Remi was about my post today.
 
 
Obviously pretty freaking excited.
 
Xoxo, Cortney
 
 

14 comments:

Heidi said...

Looks like my kind of beach trip!
Miami vices! Those remind me of my first time going to Mexico! I had waaayy too many!

Cortney said...

How can you not have too many? Way too yummy not to.

Wine and Summer said...

Looks like such a blast! Love your pedicure.

Melissa Beare said...

Looks like a great trip! Can't believe the return flight home, though! I'm also a freak about flying so I can relate to the panic attack. Some pilots need to just shut it.

Helene said...

thanks so much for liking up!! and looks like a perfect beach trip to me! love it!

Cortney said...

Thanks!! I should take a picture of what it looks like now.. but that would be filed under the not so blog worthy pics. Time to go visit the salon.

Cortney said...

I can't believe the plane ride home either! That pilot definitely overdshared. I'm super scared I'm not going to be able to fly again so I'm actually looking into getting hypnotized.. Not kidding. Ill let ya know how that one goes :)

Cortney said...

Thanks for hosting!

ty said...

This makes me miss living on the beach. Just sadz.

Cortney said...

If I lived on the beach I don't think you could physically make me move. No idea why I moved to Michigan of all places

Rachael Finley said...

Looks like a great birthday! Cupcakes, sisters & the beach? Can't go wrong!

Jackie said...

Those cupcakes look awesome. I've never been to Ft. Lauderdale, but right now I'd take any warm, sunny beach :)

Cortney said...

Right?! Made turning 26 not so bad.

Cortney said...

It was my first time there but we had an amazing time.. I recommend checking it out!

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