Florida Adventure

With all this cold weather, it’s making me miss our trip to Florida even more!

Back in October, Justin and I explored Ft. Lauderdale, The Everglades, Miami, and The Florida Keys! It was a new favorite trip for me! We had such a fun time!

Here’s a quick breakdown of the things we did on our trip: 

– Swamp Boat Tour

– Bike ride in The Everglades

– Beach time! 🙂

– Lots of yummy food!

– A Tour of the Ernest Hemmingway House

– A Kayak Ride in the mangroves! <—- beware of the creepy Key West Crabs!

– Bahai Honda State Park

– Key West Lighthouse

– Walked the Miami Strip!

– Ate lots of yummy Cuban food!

– Explored the Wynwood Walls

– Took a stroll along Ocean Drive in Miami

– Saw so much incredible wildlife and scenery!

 

On to the best part: the photos! 🙂

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We biked 14 miles to this tower in the Everglades. That was our only shade the entire time.

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Those vultures on the right?! We were warned that they might attack/steal anything left behind in our bikes. Creepy!

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Beautiful!

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This was one of our first stops in The Keys: the Lazy Days in Islamorada! Such a great experience to start our time in southern Florida. We so such much wildlife on this trip and I was in LOVE!!!

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GAH! Cannot get over that clear water!

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The sunsets were so beautiful!!!

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I am a sucker for that blue water!!!

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🙂 🙂 🙂

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There were so many chickens and roosters that just freely roamed around Key West and I loved it! So quirky and fun! 🙂

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A favorite! 🙂

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Okay! I was a tad obsessed with photographing these guys! 🙂

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If you can’t tell, I’m an animal lover. The Ernest Hemmingway House was home to so many 6-toed cats! Also known as, polydactyl cats!

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Check out those paws!!!

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If you ever visit Key West, I’d definitely recommend visiting the lighthouse. Not only was it interesting learning about all the different keepers, you could also see a birds eye view of the entire island!

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In addition to all the feathered friends wandering around, Iguanas were just as prevalent!

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The view from the lighthouse!

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Justin was impressed! 😉

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Of course I had to go check out the cemetery!

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We viewed the pretties sunsets every night from Mallory Square!

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We found this park on our way back home! It was Bahia Honda State Park and we will definitely be beachin’ here the next time we visit! 🙂

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Justin was checking out all the sharks, here! Not pictured: all the people swimming not too far away! EEEKKK!

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INCREDIBLE!

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Of course, no trip recap would be complete without iPhone pics! Duh! 😉

First up, pics from the Everglades!

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At the end of our swamp boat tour, we got to hold a baby alligator! Such a cutie!

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Visiting the Wynnwood Walls in Miami!

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Amanda and her friends were visiting Miami the same time we were! Naturally we all had to meet up! 😉

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All of the AMAZING food we got to try on our trip! YUMMM!!!

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Kayaking in the mangroves is not for the faint of heart! Those crabs are positively terrifying!

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The rain tried to ruin all our fun!

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After many rained out trips to the pool/beach, we finally had a gorgeous day! A dream!

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Loved all the beautiful sites in Miami!

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Key West is one of my new favorite places! I loved the colors of the ocean, the vibe of the community, and the SUNSHINE!!!

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I’M  Ashley

a Richmond, Virginia WEDDING & PORTRAIT Photographer

I’m Virginia Ashley, but my friends just call me Ashley! I’m a wedding photographer based in Richmond, Virginia. Even though I live in RVA, I travel all over for photography, which is awesome because I LOVE to travel! I’ve been as far as California and have my passport burning a hole in my pocket!

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