Friday

Christmas in Miami, Coral Gables, Key Largo and Key West

Spending Christmas in Florida has become a tradition in my life and I've been traveling to my Grandmother's little trailer on the ocean in Key Largo since I was about 5 or 6 years old. However, this year was my first time visiting Wynwood Miami Art district and I felt like I was on another planet where I originated. The first day I arrived alone and picked up a bright blue rental car and drove straight to Wynwood to explore. I visited the most amazing plant store Plant the Future and wandered around the district for most of the day before retiring to a hostel-style airbnb with international travelers. I picked up my first cousin Jaki early the next morning for breakfast and continued exploring Wynwood. We decided to meet my parents the third day in Coral Gables at the Fairchild Tropical Gardens which is one of my favorite places in Florida. The fourth day we drove our car down to Key West to stay with Jaki's friend from the military for a three nights. He was so welcoming and kind and even let us sleep in his bed while he took the couch. We explored a private island, built a fire and camped until sundown. We felt enveloped in our own world and I'll never forget wading through water for about 20 minutes to get to and from this island.... it was magic. Thank you, Hatchett. Our last days were spent with my parents in Key Largo at my Grandmother's trailer on the ocean. We sun-tanned, napped and ate fresh local hogfish, grouper and key lime pie with champagne. Our very last day was spent exploring South Beach Miami nightlife. This was my first time having a rental car and I really loved the freedom of exploring. I can't wait for the next adventure......



love, polly

4 comments:

Frilly Frenchie said...

Awesome pics!
It's much colder where I live! :)

Izzy said...

Wow it really does look like another planet, a pretty wonderful one though

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Emily Watson said...

This is a truly magical location, and I can’t blame you for your perfect vision. Hope your new year is off to great start and that the magic never stops.
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