On Island Time

July 7, 2015

Eeek! It's been so long since I've blogged. And while I know this is no excuse, I've been on Island Time! My grandmother treated me and my cousins to a cruise to Bermuda and blogging seems to have fallen slightly under the radar...whoops! However, if you follow me on Instagram, I did do my best to keep y'all posted (ha, no pun intended) on the happenings of my vacation.  I returned back to the homeland just in time for July 4th and those festivities have kept me super distracted. Forgive me?

Bermuda was fantastic. I have been there a few times before and each time I return I am always so in awe of its beauty. There are really very few places that compare. Bermuda is such a unique island and the beaches are so beautiful. We found a pretty secluded beach called Kings Wharf in an effort to avoid the big crowds at Horseshoe Bay and Elbow Beach (tourist traps). It paid off and the proof is in these pictures.

We also spent a day in Hamilton, the major shopping area of Bermuda, which was so much fun and a nice break from laying out in the sun (I got the worst sunburn of my life at the beach the day before...pink was always my favorite color I guess?)

We stumbled on Devil's Isle Coffee Shop and Cafe while walking around Hamilton and I can say that it is the coolest coffee place I've been to in a while. The iced coffee was pricey ($7 for an average size) but I honestly believe it was worth it. Yes I realize how crazy I sound. But this is coming from a self-proclaimed iced coffee connoisseur! Does that justify anything?  I also had the best meal of my vacation there, a kale caesar salad and an amazing ham, asiago and eggplant sandwich.

And if I still haven't convinced you to hop on the the next flight to Bermuda for a coffee shop alone, just look how awesome the decor is. Everything about the place was so charming!

The cruise itself was, well, a cruise. It was so much fun bonding with my cousins and visiting Bermuda but there were a few Titanic-esque moments on the ship (it was a rocky ride), and as cute as Leonardo DiCaprio is, I think I'll stick to flying when possible...

When in Rome?

As much as I enjoyed Bermuda, I was happy to be back in the USA for one of my favorite holidays! The 4th just isn't the 4th without celebrating on United States soil. My family and I enjoyed our annual tradition of fireworks and were lucky to avoid the rainstorm that swept the nation.

 Every 4th I am reminded of how lucky we are to live in the US. This country truly is an amazing gift from God. I hope everyone is enjoying their summers as much as me! What are your plans for the rest of the summer months? 

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