Anyways, back to the trip at hand! A couple of years ago the girls in my family got to talking about the fact that the guys go on hunting and fishing trips every year, but the girls never get away. We decided to change that and went on our first girls trip in 2013 to Myrtle Beach. We loved going to a beach destination so this year we decided to go to Miami Beach as the timeshare my parents belong to has a property there. I had been to Miami before but it was for work so I did not see much besides the downtown area so it was great to go back and see the sights!
I kind failed on the picture-taking front - I guess I was having too much fun to think about taking photos, but I did snap some shots throughout the weekend which I will share below. When we go on these girls trips, we try not to over-plan our time as the whole point of getting away is to relax - especially for my sisters and sisters-in-law as they have kids at home and also work outside of the home so relaxation is key! We shopped, ate delicious food, took a tour of Miami/Miami Beach, went on a boat tour and some some of the extravagant homes of famous people such as P. Diddy, and soaked up some vitamin D on the beach! Most importantly, we bonded and enjoyed spending 4 days together in a fun location. I'll let the pictures do the talking for the rest of the post!
|My sister Abby and I before our run along the beach on Thursday!|
|There's nothing like running with the sand and surf by your side!|
|It lightly rained during the run so I got to see a rainbow!|
|Lunch at an awesome Cuban place on Thursday. I love these women so much!|
|My sister-in-law Julie and I. I am blessed with two awesome sisters-in-law!!|
|It was fun to explore the area, but laying on the beach and reading was my favorite part!|
I am so glad that we have established a tradition of getting away together every 2 years. A couple of people said that they thought it was interesting that my sisters-in-law come along as they couldn't imagine traveling with their in-laws family. But I am as close to my sisters-in-law as I am to my sisters and we all just get along so well. I can't wait to see where our future trips take us! We all value our time together so I just know this is a tradition that we will keep alive for many years!
Do you still travel with your extended family? Did you travel a lot as a family when you were younger? My family did not travel much when I was younger since there were so many of us and instead we would spend time at the lake, which we all loved.