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Time for more vacation photos! I love looking back on these pictures because I feel happy all over again remembering the many laughs, smiles, and conversations that my mom and I enjoyed together while in Florida.

Without further ado… more pictures!

johnspassIn the jaws of a shark at John’s Pass, which is a tourist fishing village with shopping and restaurants in Pinellas County.

paddleboating2Paddle boating early in the morning in 50 degree weather around the resort. This was the thing that my mom and I did that she was most excited about. She’s so goofy!

pelicansPelicans at the St. Petersburg Pier.

resortThe front of the resort and the lobby. I loved seeing the fake palm trees every time I walked through the lobby. I think I need a fake palm tree in my bedroom.

manicuresBecause the weather wasn’t so great for swimming in the ocean, we got manicures together instead! The woman who did my nails guessed I was 15-years-old. She was only five years off, lol.

12We took some “selfies” together.

viewThe view from our balcony.

CollagePhotos from around the resort and exploring the local area.

alligatorI got bit by a gator!

momMom at the Flying Bridge restaurant.

Speaking of food… we ate so many seriously delicious meals together. I’ll share some vacation food pictures in my next post!

I’m back!

It’s tough to come from sunshine to snow!florida1

My mom and I had the most amazing time in Florida. I’m so happy that we had the opportunity to spend time together in such a beautiful place! We stayed in St. Petersburg, Florida from March 1st-March 5th at Tradewinds Grand Island Resort.

I knew our trip was going to be amazing the second we got our rental car after our plane landed at the Tampa airport. We were supposed to get a basic rental car, likely a two door Chevy Aveo. The woman who was helping us asked if we were on a mother-daughter vacation and we said yes. She said “I’m going to hook you girls up!”

She definitely hooked us up. 2013mustangShe upgraded us to a 2013 Mustang. That was pretty awesome.

The St. Petersburg area was experiencing a cold front while we were visiting.IMG_5068Unfortunately, the highest the temperature was only about 65 degrees. But it was definitely refreshing coming from chilly Pittsburgh.

We still spent some time on the beach though! IMG_5108flipflopsI can’t even describe how good it felt to wear flip flops for the first time in months!

I also got the opportunity to run on a local trail. PinellastrailWe did a lot of fun things and saw some pretty cool sights, but my absolute favorite part of the trip was every moment I spent with my mom.florida2

More photos to come in my next post… 🙂