To summarize, I rarely get out of the very Midwestern county I live in. Going to a conference in Miami Beach, Florida was quite the adventure for me.
Of course, I brought along my camera and took tons of pictures of completely inconsequential things. That's what I do. I'm known for it. Here's proof:
This is the room I stayed in. It was really quite homey. As you can see, I did a bit of redecorating in order to set up my blogging space.
Oh, and the view from my room was fabulous
Proof there was an actual conference
Food from the "networking luncheon". That dessert was very tasty, and the little butter balls made me smile every time I saw them.
Thank goodness for breaks during the conference. I call this power tanning. "Quick! We have ten minutes! Tan!"
It wasn't all work, though. Here are some pictures I took while walking along the beach.
I did travel further than the hotel grounds, too. Mo and I (and Dit, too!) went out a couple of nights. We scoped out Lincoln Mall in Miami Beach.
We laughed ourselves silly trying on "regionally appropriate clothes".
(I've never felt more "Midwestern Caucasian" in my life)
The last night we were there, Mo and I scoped out Miami Ink.
And, because I was virtually unsupervised and unknowingly headed straight for a midlife crisis, I decided to get a tattoo. Mo and I had joked about it for days before the conference, and I wanted to surprise Hubby. I went for something small and unassuming...
One of the best times I had when I was in Miami Beach, was the early morning walk along the beach. The sun was just coming up, and it was beautiful. Only the sound of the surf and the seagulls. I really hated leaving that moment behind when I returned to Illernoise.
If I have not bored you to tears already, you can see ALL of the pictures I took during my week in Miami Beach, Florida.
(I'm also working on getting a post together about the Trace Adkins concert that I attended before I left for Miami Beach! That was fun, too! I know, I know... you're on the edge of your seat, I'm sure...)