Wednesday, January 13, 2016

15th Anniversary!!

January 7th was our 15 year anniversary.  Crazy to think we have been married that long.  We were able to get away for the weekend and thru air miles and Hilton points we were also able to get this trip "free" minus the food in which we ate.
We traveled to Miami Beach leaving on Friday 8th and stayed at this lovely Hilton Cabana Hotel right along the ocean.  They are attempting to make it feel very "resort-ish".  They prepare your outdoor chairs with towels, walk around and offer to get you a drink or food, and pamper you.  This hotel had two pools.  One on the third floor deck outside and then one also down front along the beach.
When we arrived our room was not ready, but they upgraded us to ocean view/pool view room.  What a PLUS, otherwise our room was suppose to be street view. 

 We had a few food items on our list that we wanted to make sure to try while there.  We had never had Empanadas, Churros, or Cuban sandwhich.  So when we arrived on Friday we walked to a really fun cafe which served a variety of foods.  We tried Empanadas(pictured below) and churros here.  We loved the Empanadas but would not need to have any more churros in our opinion.
 We also got this very unique pizza that had ham, green olives, scrambled eggs and red roasted peppers on it. It was AWESOME!!
 The hotel sent up a bottle of wine and chocolate covered strawberries the first night in honor of our 15 year anniversary.  So thoughtful!!
 This is the view from the third floor pool area down to the ground floor pool and beach area.

One evening we went down to South Beach to eat at Monty's.  A really great place to get FRESH seafood.  We ordered from the Raw Bar.  It was so good, but so messy.  My hands were covered in seafood liquids. 
 What a lovely weekend getaway we had.  Warm sunny south florida.