3.20.2013

That Time I Took WAY Too Many Pictures On Vacation

It's the golden rule of all vacations--take at least 500 pictures.
I don't care if the vacation is two weeks or two days, 500 seems to be the bare minimum I can manage to squeak by with. This is especially fun not just for me, but every person involved who gets to hear 
"Hey wait-- just one more picture!" Between the luggage being 16 pounds over weight (adios $50)  and having his picture taken 5 times 45, I'm lucky I didn't come home to divorce papers. And to that I say--cheese!! (seemed more fitting than cheers). Because I have oh so much to show you, I figured I should break this up into two days worth. And I should probably shut up and just let the pictures do the talking for now. Ready, set, enjoy. 

ps. editing pictures blows. carry on now. 

Day one was spent frolicking all around town to get "acclimated" so to speak. The only reason for the acclimation was because it was slightly cool to be frolicking around in string bikinis and speedos. We went pretty much anywhere there was to go (which may have resulted in me falling asleep by 8:30 or something awesome like that..) Oh hey--if you are in Sarasota, stop by the Ringling Museum. It's pretty neat really (coming from a girl who could really care less about museums, that's saying a lot). The grounds were beauty to the full. 

That night we did what any smart person would do--eat. Gosh I love eating. It happened to be my dad's birthday so celebrate we did. The night ended over coffee and conversation about death. What? You don't celebrate birthdays by talking about such morbid subjects?

The following day my parents thought it would be fun for them to ride 40 miles on a bike. I thought it would be more fun to lay on the beach and drink margaritas. Apparently I'm the only one with brains in the family.
 our friend Andres was playing at a local restaurant--check his music out here 

 That night we decided to go ride turtles.

And that sums up the first two days. 

Holy balls that was a lot of pictures. Sorry if you are offended by the amount of pictures or the term holy balls. I've come to terms that both are just apart of me. Make sure to come back tomorrow for the remaining 428 pictures. It will be fun. Promise. 

In other news, I ate the most wonderful macaroni and cheese tonight. I just thought you should know. 

Love you, you, you, and you too. 
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36 comments:

  1. great photos! looks like you had some fun :) I'll be back tomorrow for the remaining ones too!

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  2. Here's what I got from your pictures --- mint jeans and holy abs. You look good girl! Teach me your "eating mac n cheese, flat stomach" ways!

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    1. I'm with Maxine. You always talk about mac n cheese, wine, and about a million other unhealthy treats and then you've got that awesome bikini bod. HOW!?!? :)

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  3. That looks like so much fun! And basically I ditto everything Maxine said. For real.

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  4. You favor your mom quite a bit!

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  5. Love your pictures, I took around 3,000 photos on our honeymoon NO JOKE! We where in Paris this past Christmas and I took so many pictures that we had to keep uploading them to the computer each day to make sure we had enough room on the memory card. However most of my pictures turned out to be taken at a odd angle or extremely blurry! I am certainly not a photographer.
    Love Gi
    xx

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  6. Love all the pictures!! I took over 500 pictures on our cruise last week... sooo you're not the only one ha

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  7. That coffee looks fantastic. And you made the right choice- working out is for back home, and lounging & drinking is for vacation! More food pics tomorrow pretty please :-)

    Some Snapshots Blog
    Jess

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  8. I love Sarasota! I've been there a couple of times with my family. Are you at the Phillippi Oyster Bar in the last picture? I recognize that turtle - we have pictures on it too! Looks like you had fun :)

    Anna
    Small Dog the Blog

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  9. Looks gorg! I have a gazzillins questions for you! Like where was the pool? Are there chairs on the beach? Fridgerator in the room etc! Vacation planning must knows lol!

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  10. I love going to the Ringling. Born and raised in SRQ. Siesta was my home on Sundays. Hope you had fun!
    <3 Ash

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  11. Your parents are CUTE. Also this post is totally getting me in gear for my upcoming trip to warm sands and blue water. I can't WAIT. Thanks for sharing your photos!

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  12. holy freaking bikini body. I'm trying my hardest not to be jealous.

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  13. looks like you guys had so much fun - lovely photos!

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  14. Looks like SO much fun! I'm totally jealous. I wish I was on vacation right about now.
    www.shannonheartsblog.com

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  15. You and your family are so stinkin' adorable! That looks like an awesome vacation!

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  16. I am dreaming of a warmer climate right now! Super jealous! Its 20 degrees right now in st.louis.:(

    Sar=)

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  17. When I studied abroad in Wales I took over 1200 pictures. I wish I had taken more! I understand how you feel with the minimum 500.

    morrellfairytale.blogspot.com

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  18. Ok, in ALL seriousness. HOW in the world do you look THAT AMAZING and HOTT when you eat the way you do?!? I'm getting married in just over 2 months and am desperate! Plus, we're the same height :) please?!

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  19. These pictures make me so happy! That is exactly what a vacation should look like.

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  20. I just love all the smiles and colors!

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  21. this is just not fair. i need a vacation right now.

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  22. Heyyyyy, you forgot to visit Orlando.

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  23. Loved seeing your pics on IG! What an amazing trip! I am totally with Helene above...I need a vacation too!

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  24. I'm pretty sure it is impossible to take too many pictures! Go for it!! (Or at least, that is what I tell myself!)

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  25. You always look sooo cute!!! Quick question - the top you're wearing with shorts in the first picture where you're holding up the map - where did you get it? Looks super cute and comfy!

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  26. I LOVE the hat and bikini combo - very cute beach look!!
    xo, B | SanBriego.com

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  27. I love that you vacation with your parents:) I am really close with my family, too (and how cute was your dad again when he posted?) You look so summery and fresh in all your pictures!

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  28. I read the book "Water For Elephants", so now I feel drawn to that museum! Sounds fun ;)

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  29. wow!! GORGEOUS pictures!! I loved following along on IG :)

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  30. I want to jump into each and every one of those pictures!

    I'm sure you've said before in a post but I don't remember. Where's the brown purse in the first picture from? Loving it!!

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  31. AMEN. editing pictures does blow. As a photographer, I feel like it consumes my life. I never edit my photos very much, but just removing a pimple in senior portraits... 207 times. ain't nobody got time for that. but alas, i love my job so i deal. looks like you had a blast on vaca. makes me jealous, so much sun! water! shorts! PLEASE be summer now. Mother nature is bipolar in IL right now.

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  32. Sarasota is so fun! I stayed at Longboat Key Club and Resort last year and loved it.
    PS is that fedora from Target??

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)