Showing posts with label Florida. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Florida. Show all posts

Fun at South Beach, Miami, Florida

I have to admit that I have soooo many to tell you from our last #roadtrip to the Southern part of the US. When I say alot, it means so many of them.

Well, we stopped at 9 cities and crossed 8 states here in the country. 
And I only have two hands to type, haha...

So, bear with me if I seem to be telling the story on et off, pieces by pieces, as I am trying (hard) to sneak around my crazily-tight schedule at the office (and the High Level Segment of the UN General Assembly is surely approaching.. noooo ).

So, I usually started with the photos.
Haha...tons of photos we took around the trip.
Don't ask my how many photos we took for those 10 days on the road but for sure we have used 4 memory cards (some 16 GB, some are 8 and 4) and transfered them 4 times before using them again.
I just don't know..
It's always be the same story for us wherever we go :).
Take tons of photos and let's see what happens. Either you keep them in the computer, publish them, put them in the blogs, or just simply keep them as they are in the memory cards :). Anybody wants to help me sort them out?

Well, anyway....long story short, here are the photos I have chosen today..

Jumping session at South Beach, Miami, Florida ;).

We arrived at Miami the day before we hit South Beach.
That morning, we started with our brunch in La Baguette, one of the restaurants along that famous promenade.

yummy choices..
It was quite a big brunch we had ;)

kids meal with chicken fingers..

But we just couldn't resist the temptation of dipping our bare foot to the powdery sand.
So we went to the beach first before enjoying our sunny side-up and toast.
And how fun it was...

Bo et Obi
jump high Bo :)

Bo et Obi
Obi was flying as well :)

We were jumping around, taking some photos here and there..and simply enjoying the beach to the max.
Well, not really to the max...
And I guess you know why :)

We didn't swim here as we needed to continue our journey to Key Largo where I have booked a 2.5-hour snorkeling session looking down the famous underwater scene at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Garden. We just couldn't wait but while we were in Miami Beach, why didn't we make the most of it ;).

But our hearts were content..
Walking along this America's Riviera truly gives us the warm feeling of getting closer to home :).

We took some selfies as well here by the beach

Bo et Obi

While Bo et Obi just couldn't resist and play in the water ;)

Bo et Obi
the water was sooo tempting..

And after enjoying the warm salty breeze at the beach, we took some time stroling around the famous promenade, South Beach.

Stopped and enjoyed Lummus Park...

Lummus Park
Lummus Park

As well as the lovely and famous art deco buildings along the street :)

art deco buildings Miami
Look at the sky :)

Well.. Thank you, Miami..
It was surely fun to visit this city  and enjoy South Beach, Miami, Florida ;)

Have you ever been to one place that reminds you of hometown?

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Key Largo, Florida

It was a fine afternoon after our snorkeling session at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park at Key Largo, Florida.

Missing home and its beautiful underwater scene terribly, we decided to drive down to Florida Keys from Miami (and of course from NYC ;)) just to have a nice snorkeling session here.

And we made it :)..

heading back..
We took the snorkeling tour at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Garden.

It was only me and Bo, as Udi was so tired and decided to stay at our hotel in Holiday Inn Key Largo with Obi.

cheers from me et Bo :)

The session took about 2.5 hours and we paid USD 29.95 for adults and USD 24.95 for under 18.

We brought our own equipment so we didn't have to rent anything. But those who don't have them can definitely rent the equipments such as mask, fins, snorkel, and suit.

siap nyemplung :)

It took around 30 minutes to reach the snorkeling spot and we took the speed boat with other group as well.
And the view on the way there was beautiful :)

On our way to the snorkeling spot

Our group..

Clear turquoise water welcomed us as we got to the spot. 
I was feeling so excited to be on the sea again, although this one is surely different from home ;).

ready to plunge ourselves :)

It was beautiful indeed..
And there are so many purple corals ;)
My fave..
And Bo enjoyed it very much as well.
We talked a lot about Lampung and how we missed our hometown.

What have you seen today? almost everything here...

Underwater photos are coming..
For sure, it was a lovely day at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park ;)

the sunset...on our way back...

Join us on Skywatch Friday and enjoy  the beauty of God's masterpiece from every corner of the world.

Morning sky at Mid Beach, Miami, Florida

Morning sky at Mid Beach, Miami, Florida

It was taken right behind our hotel in Miami Mid Beach, Florida
during our #roadtrip this summer ;) 

I edited the photo using Lightroom and preset Zoo Benches for the first and the second photo...
giving me the purple hue on the sky :)

Join us un Skywatch Friday and enjoy the beautiful sky from all over the world :)

Magical Birthday at Disney Magic Kingdom Orlando #2

And the magic continues ;).
At Disney Magic Kingdom, Orlando.

Here's the Magical Birthday at Disney Magic Kingdom Orlando #2 :)

As I have shared here before, we stayed almost 12 hours in the park. And even with that we missed the fireworks. Too bad but it's a sign that we have to come back again to Disney Land ;p.

Well, of the 6 lands we have here at the Magic Kingdom, we continued our adventure to Tomorrowland.

As the name indicated, the attractions here are pretty much related to the future. 
Alot to choose from here... From Space Mountain rollercoaster, to Tomorrowland Speedway and Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. 

We also had fun with Stitch from Lilo and Stitch cartoon series, followed by cooling down under the shades while traveling with TomorrowLand Transit Authority PeopleMover.

Crowdeed Speedway indeed ;)

Happy with Tomorrowland, we crossed the park and headed back to Fantasyland. Here we have many attractions we love. Especially Obi ;).

So we continued with Under the Sea Journey and Ariel's Groto 

Next is 'It's a small world' boat tour..
Don't miss this legendary attraction.
Where you can have a lovely air-coned boat tour around the globe.

I loveee this ride :).. And the theme song kinda stick in my head ;p.

And the Enchanted Tales with Belle is another interesting one, as the kids (and us, adults) can directly take part in an interactive play with Belle, the famous Lumiere and most of the characters from Beauty and the Beast ;).

Bo got a role as Maurice, Belle's father, while Obi became the Little Cup.
At the end of the show, all the casts got free bookmarks from Belle, yaaay..

Here we have many more to try.. Like Mad Tea Party, the many adventure of Winnie the Pooh, Dumbo the flying elephant and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

And I have to say that Fantasyland is indeed my favorite land in the kingdom.
Everything is like popping out of those bedtime stories books, with beautiful houses, big windows even people with costumes.
Love Disney World Orlando :)

love every corner of it..

Again, FastPass is a huge help as it saves you from lining up too long. With Fp, we only need to decide 3 favorite rides, choose the time available, and stick to the time window. As simple as that.

We still have 3 lands to go and tons of pictures to share ;).

How do you like the Fantasyland?

South Beach, Miami, Florida

Look up and smile...
Such a beautiful day at South Beach, Miami, Florida..
Another stop we have in this summer's road trip :).
I will get back with more stories et more pictures, promise !

Meanwhile, let's celebrate this breathtaking nature...

How can you not love the sky..
Then love its mighty Creator ;)

enjoying the beach :)

Join us on Skywatch Friday and enjoy the sky from every corner of the world ;)..

Having fun at Legoland, Florida #1 (Photo Gallery)

"Everything is awesomeeee..."
"Everything is cool when you're part of the team ..
"Everything is awesomeeee...."

#singingmode ;).

Familiar with that song? 
I guess most of us are ;). Especially if you, or your kids or other members of the family loves Lego.

My son, Bo, is a big fan. No wonder he has been wanting to come to Legoland for quite some times. And we are visiting one in Florida.

So here we are now at Florida, the capital of sunshine ;).
And we concur with it, as the sun warmly welcomes us in this city.

As originally planned, we will spend some time here at Florida hopping on et off some theme parks.

First destination is Legoland Florida.

welcome to Legoland Florida
Needless to say, you will have all sorts of great attractions inspired by characters of Lego.
For sure, it's the biggest Legoland in the world. 
Some of the attractions include Lego the Movie, Duplo Valley, the Heart, World of Chima, Lego Kingdom, Lego City and Lego Technic. 
Not to forget those roller coasters and other attractions for all ages :). 
And of course, the Miniland... where you can see the miniatures of soooo many beautiful cities, including Florida, Washington D.C, and New York City :).

I will get back with more details about our visit for sure but let's check out some photos I snapped during our visit to this theme park. 

Enjoooy ;)

With Emmet and Wyldstyle :)

feels like karaoking and swimming at the same time :)

in front of Times Square and Empire State Building :)

that pizza looks super delicious...

ready to race :)