What Happens in Miami...

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Viva Miami! ♥ A couple of weeks ago, three of my friends and I got back from a fantastic week away. Even if we didn't do anything at all, I swear, spending quality time with an ocean did my soulsome good, I tell you. Sand beneath my feet, sun toasting my skin, peace washing over me like so many ebbing and flowing ocean waves... my idea of heaven.

Miami

Miami

I have been meaning to post pics of the vacation, but I can't even begin to tell you how crazy it's been since I got back. I've had six media assignments, samba rehearsals and performances, and volunteering at the Atlanta Humane Society... plus my regular job! I am exhausted, and I already need another vacation!

OK, considering how overdue this post is, I'll just allow the pictures to do the talking.

Did you peep those two luggage racks, staggering under the weight of piles of suitcases and whatnot? Yeah. Four women traveling for a week need lots of supplies, LOL.

We also went to Miami's Carnival, and had a great time dancing among the colorful plumage.

Look at those eyes!

We pulled out the colorful eyeshadow for Miami carnival, thanks to T's makeup artistry:

And we cleaned up pretty cute for some night-clubbing.

J and I rode in an airboat through a freshwater marsh to look for alligators:

I just loved the beautiful peacefulness of this place.

How I loved these turtles!

A dragonfly landed on J's lap and hung out for a while.

And, of course, the beach. The blessed, blessed beach.

Hello daybreak.

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See this face? This is the face of a woman at-peace. The beach always does it for me. ♥♥♥