Day Two of my trip to Miami! I wanted to pop on blogger before I hit the sack to prepare for the big day to update you all on the trip thus far (hey, I keep promises!).
Thankfully, I hit no traffic from Tampa to Ft. Lauderdale on Friday morning and rolled into the Harbour Beach Marriott at 10:30am. I dropped my bags in the room and went to get my credentials. Our hotel is under level 1 security so it's pretty intense around here. I have to wear a badge with my face on it! So with my new face bearing necklace, I headed up to the room to catch a quick nap while my mom went to pick up my baby sister from the airport.
Later after some travel chaos on everyones part BUT mine, we had a family dinner. Dad had picked a place within walking distance where we could sit outside. Which sounded like a great idea until it started pouring rain. My parents friend Dale and I managed to get us a table inside but not until we had already been thoroughly soaked by the rain. Oh and ps: my caesar salad was terrible but they did have delish coconut shrimp.
I didn't sleep well so I got up about 7 and hit the beach for a long walk. It was a beautiful morning it gave me a chance to clear my head after a bad nights sleep. Later in the morning they bused us to practice at the Miami Dolphins facility (thanks for letting us borrow, guys). Practice was short and sweet but it was fun mingling with everyone on the field afterwards. Got some great pictures (I'll post some soon).
We grabbed a late lunch in a cute little covered cafe when we returned to our side of town. No rain AND my food was excellent. On the way back we scoped out the concert site - which later we walked down too. We watched OAR beachside and then an awesome Super Bowl firework show. How is it that fireworks are so amusing? OAR wasn't half bad either. I love that stinkin Poker song.
It's been fun meeting a few of Dad's players I hadn't met yet. The atmosphere at the hotel has been really laid back and for the most part the security has kept it from being autograph and picture taking chaos. So everyone has felt free to roam around and mingle. Way more fun.
I better hit the sack because tomorrow we have: chapel, brunch, NFL experiencish thing, game, after party! So pumped.