Florida Trip Part 1

March 9, 2016 in About Me / Yummy Eats

Hi guys and happy Wednesday! As some of you may know from my recent posts, I am in Florida this week on spring break with my brother and best friend from school. We are staying with my uncle who lives in Fort Lauderdale. We got in Saturday around 11 p.m. and have been enjoying it since! The weather is beautiful here- sunny, 75/80 degrees, and a whole heck of a lot better than New England weather. Anyways, going to be recapping the last few days of this trip today so let’s get started!


On Sunday, we got up and headed to Whole Foods to buy some groceries for the week. After, we went to brunch at a place on the beach. It was so good! Got eggs, hash browns, buttered multigrain toast, and coffee πŸ™‚ yum yum

After brunch, we spent the day by the beach! The water was so warm and Gab and I went swimming for a bit after a little walk along the beach.


We headed back around 3 and sat by the pool for the rest of the day. My uncle made us dinner and Gab and I watched the Hannah Montana movie that night since we were just feelin it lol. We went to sleep pretty early that night since everyone was poooooped.


On Monday, I got up around 8 and headed out for a walk/run. I explored the town a bit too that morning and headed to Walgreens to pick up some extra sunscreen then Dunkin Donuts to get myself an iced coffee. πŸ™‚ When I came back, I did a little strength workout and after made myself some breakfast!


The view from my morning adventure wasΒ absolutelyΒ beautifulΒ 

After Gab woke up, we all headed to the beach. I got a little burn on my back Sunday, so I made sure to heavily apply sunscreen this time around haha. After lying out a bit, we headed to lunch. I got this beautiful salad!


This had a base of spinach and lettuce, strawberries, asparagus, walnuts, feta cheese, grilled chicken, and balsamic dressing. So delicious!Β 

My uncle picked us up from the beach and we spent the remainder of the day by the pool. My uncle’s girlfriend got us tickets to a hockey game since our favorite team (the Bruins) were playing. We left around 6 to go to the game and stopped at Chipotle before hand which was amazing as always.

The game was so much fun! I am not a huge hockey fan but I love going to sports games regardless. They are always a good time, and the Bruins ended up winning which was a plus. πŸ™‚


Me, my brother Joseph, and Gab


Me and Gab

We got back around 11 and Gab and I FaceTimed one of our friends from school. Shortly after, we went to bed.


On Wednesday, I got up around 8 and went for a run/walk again. I have been loving exploring and walking around the town. In my hometown, we don’t have sidewalks and walking around is not a norm. I definitely want to live somewhere when I’m older that has sidewalks and has places that you can walk to.


Another stunning view!

After my morning run/walk, I came back and did a strength workout then made myself breakfast.



Bananas and this knock-off honey bunches of oat cereal with almond milk made for a tasty breakfast. Also had an iced coffee from Starbucks too. πŸ™‚Β 

After Gab woke up, I had to take her to a walk-in clinic since her throat was hurting. She got tested for strep and didn’t have it (thank god) and was prescribed some meds.

We drove back to get my brother and headed out to lunch. There are no Chic Fil A’s near us back home, so we really wanted to go there.


I got a grilled chicken sandwich and some waffle fries! Sooooo good. Wish they put more of these in MA!Β 

We came back to the pool and tanned/listened to music. I went swimming and the water was so warm! Almost 90 degrees- I was lovin it!



Gab and I by the pool πŸ™‚Β 

After, my brother had to go out to grab some things so I drove him. I felt like a little chauffeur hehe. Also snapped this no-makeup car selfie because sometimes ya just gotta. Ya feel me??


Don’t need makeup to cover up… just like that One Direction Song!!

I’m writing this Tuesday at 6 p.m., so I’m not quite exactly sure what our plans are for the night! But of course I’ll let you guys know in a later post. πŸ™‚

Now tell me:Β 

Beach or pool person?Β 

Your favorite thing from Chic Fil A is…?Β 

Hope you are having a great week guys.

Sending my love as always.



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  • Reply Stephanie March 9, 2016 at 12:50 am

    You know what I love how real your pictures are! So beautiful and transparent!! Thank you Alyssa.
    I am so proud of you as everyone should be!

    • Reply Alyssa March 9, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      Thank you mom!! I love you so much- missing you on this trip!!

  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It March 9, 2016 at 12:53 am

    I’m a beach bum through and through! I absolutely LOVE IT. It was so warm out today and I really wanted to be on a beach, but sadly I had classes lol. Fort Lauderdale looks so beautiful too, wow! Also, I’m a HUGE hockey fan because I grew up in a hockey town and that’s just how we do! πŸ˜‰ I’ve never been to Chick Fil-A (and we have plenty of them here) but that sandwich sounds so good and THOSE FRIES THOUGH. Btw, love that bathing suit girl, you rock it! Xoxo

    • Reply Alyssa March 9, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      I loveee the beach. It is just so beautiful!! I hope you are surviving your classes girl. We are almost sorta near summer! OMG- you gotta try the fries there. So good!! And thank you soooo much Marina! You are so sweet. πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading girl!

  • Reply Ellie March 9, 2016 at 12:56 am

    I’m a beach person because it’s usually a warm climate at a beach =P I also have this fantasy that running in the sand is fun and I would like it. However I’ve heard it’s really hard hahaha
    You and Gab are so pretty and look like you’re having a good time πŸ™‚ I’m jealous of your vacation, have a restful week!

    • Reply Alyssa March 9, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      I love the beach and walking on it! The sand is so beautiful. Thank you so so much, you are beautiful as well Ellie! Hope you are having a great week as well!

  • Reply Edye March 9, 2016 at 1:42 am

    Looks like you’re having a great time!! I love Florida, it’s so sunny πŸ™‚ My favorite thing from Chick-fil-a is the waffle fries. YUMMYY!!

    Edye // Gracefulcoffee

    • Reply Alyssa March 9, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      It is so sunny and beautiful here πŸ™‚ The waffle fries are the absolute best! Hope you are having a good week Edye <3

  • Reply Kaylee March 9, 2016 at 4:13 am

    I love the sand at the beach but would much rather go swimming in a pool! I like seeing where I’m going hehehe. There are some scaaaaary creatures out there. And ditto on the living somewhere where you can walk around. Nobody walks here in Texas! The struggle is definitely real being a carless college student.

    Enjoy the rest of your break!

    • Reply Alyssa March 9, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      I feel you on swimming in a pool! The creatures in the ocean freak me out too haha. Thank you so much Kaylee!! Hope you have are having a great week πŸ™‚

  • Reply Megan March 9, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Look like you are having such a great time. I’m so jealous because uni is killing me. I never got to try Chick Fil A when I was in America…next time!

    • Reply Alyssa March 9, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      Ah next time you are in America please try Chick Fil A!! Best fast food. Hope you are having a great week Megan! Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

  • Reply Taylor March 9, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Looks like you are having so much fun!! I love the beach!! I totally know what you mean with wanting sidewalks and living in a walkable area…. I live in a very walkable area (restaurants, coffee shops, bars near by), which is so nice because it encourages us to walk places rather than drive.

    • Reply Alyssa March 9, 2016 at 5:51 pm

      Ah so jealous that you live in an area like that!! I love walking places rather than driving sometimes. I definitely want to live in a place like that when I’m older! πŸ™‚ hope you are having a great week! xoxo

  • Reply Kate March 9, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Ahh!! So jealous of all the heat! It’s my favorite. I am glad you’re having a blast!

    • Reply Alyssa March 9, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you so much Kate!! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Melanie March 9, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    So much fun! I love going new places and exploring. I’m more of a beach person, I love laying in the sand! πŸ™‚ I’ve never been to chic-fil-a but waffle fries are my fav so I think I need to go. Hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation!!!

    • Reply Alyssa March 9, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      I love laying in the sand too!! And walks on the beach are the absolute best πŸ™‚ Thank you so much Melanie! Hope you are having a great week girly <3

  • Reply Sarah March 10, 2016 at 12:59 am

    I’m so glad you’re having such a good time! I am totally a beach girl. I love living in Florida!

    • Reply Alyssa March 10, 2016 at 4:07 am

      Thank you so much Sarah!! This warm weather is making me wish I lived somewhere like this year round! Happy almost Friday babe <3 xoxo

  • Reply Emily March 10, 2016 at 7:17 am

    Ooh, that looks like a lovely vacation. Hope you get some sweet rest. πŸ™‚ And tropical fruit in tropical places always tastes the BEST!

    • Reply Alyssa March 10, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      Tropical fruit in warm places is always so good! Thank you love πŸ™‚ xoxo

  • Reply Lynne March 10, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Enjoy πŸ™‚ The weather sounds just perfect ! You deserve it πŸ™‚ x

    • Reply Alyssa March 10, 2016 at 1:40 pm

      Thank you so much Lynne πŸ™‚

  • Reply Hayley March 10, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    How amazing!!! I want to be on this trip with you. I am totally a beach person in terms of view and the feeling of being there…yet I like actually swimming in a pool more. The ocean kind of scares me when I swim in it πŸ˜› This sounds like such a wonderful few days and you’re glowing with happiness.

    • Reply Alyssa March 10, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      Wish you were here girl!! I am the same way- I love the beach and the view but swimming in the ocean isn’t my favorite haha. And thank you so much Hayley, love you! <3

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