Eat. Shop. Watch.
That might be a better title for our trip to the US for Xmas. We went to visit my aunt who lives in Florida to meet up with my parents to spend the holidays with family in a warmer climate. It was a well needed break from the winter weather that already started here.
The trip went by so fast, but gave us a little reminder of life in the US. I haven’t been back in 14 months, and Eric even longer. It was a little surprising how fast you can forget little things like the fact that shops are not only open every day (even some on Christmas!), but also early and late. There are so many choices in what to eat and what to buy that it’s nearly impossible to decide. We first restocked our closets with new clothes and shoes. Then we “restocked” ourselves with movies in English and every sort of food from steaks to bagels. One night the family even made a seafood buffet with lobster, crab, scallops, and shrimp – not something we get very often in the mountains.
The weather didn’t cooperate much for beach days, but we did manage to find a sunny afternoon in Key Biscayne and Miami. After a relaxing week, it was back home to winter with full suitcases and full stomachs. Thanks to my aunt for letting us stay!
Here are the spoils from a good day of hunting: