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More Beach & Zoo Trip

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It is Thursday morning & it is a bittersweet day for me. My first set of goodbye's will begin later today, but we have planned to go back to Hallandale beach & then the Miami Zoo, so I am making the best of it.
We got to the beach early, and I'm glad we did! The ocean was gorgeous!! We were able to swim for a while and we saw small fish swimming by, it was great! Sooooo much better than the Jersey Shore!



I would've taken pics of the small fish too, except the I accidentally broke my waterproof camera a week before vacation :/ just my luck.
After being at the beach for about 3 hours or so, we went to the pool at the Westin Diplomat so the kids can enjoy that a bit, and so I could get dressed for our afternoon trip to the zoo! When we left, we stopped at a local Cuban & Mexican place for lunch. I thought there tacos were good, big & stuffed to the max making them very messy, but they were good!


After lunch we headed to the Miami Zoo, something my husban…

Larios Lunch

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So we left the Seaquarium at 1pm. It was a good time, but a bit small.....it actually made me want to go visit Seaworld even more. Maybe we'll do that next year...LOL, keeping my fingers crossed :)

We didn't eat lunch at the Seaquarium because I was dying to eat at Gloria Estefan's restaurant, Larios on the Beach. Took us 20 minutes to get there and I'm so glad we went!

The place was nice, I loved the decor. I've been to Bongos in Orlando, but Larios was different. I also think the food was better.
First up were drinks....I got a mango mojito....which has now become my fave drink!

Then we ordered lunch! The kids got burgers, they can be so picky! Laz ordered a churrasco with moro, which is a skirt steak with rice with black beans. I ordered shrimp in mango sauce with white rice. It was amazing!!! Everything was delicious!!



After lunch it was time for dessert. I couldn't leave without trying out a sweet treat, LOL!
I got tres leche cake & Laz got fla…

Grocery shopping b4 a hurricane :/

Big mistake going out for my regular grocery shopping! This place is a madhouse, people must think they will be stranded at home for days!!! Lines are never this long & BJs is never out of milk or bread on a Friday! This is ridiculous!!

Atleast we are checking out now so we were quick. Next stop, liquor store:) its going to be a long weekend!!

South Miami Fun

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So now we are in Hialeah, and the first day was all family time! My kids & hubby were bored to death, but I was having a great time catching up with my grandparents & uncle & aunt! They really are awesome!
Tuesday morning we were up early--I had an early appointment to meet up with a friend from Jersey and go to the Westin Diplomat Spa for a massage. This was my first time & it was amazing! I have definitely got to go again, it was so relaxing. The place was beautiful too!
While I was getting my massage, my hubby took the kids and went to visit an old friend who had moved into that area many years ago. So when I was finished, he left the kids with me so they can play with my friend's kids and he spent more time with his friend.


After this we went back home & planned out the next day. We decided to buy tickets to some local attractions, we really needed to stay busy. So, I found a great deal online where I paid 1 price and got into 3-4 different places.…