Thursday, January 29, 2009

A relaxing weekend in Key Largo

Saturday evening El Hombre (which btw inspired me and motivates me to blog ) and I decided to go down to his house in Key Largo (Tavernier). We enjoyed a nice relaxing weekend;the weather was beautiful all weekend long. Two things I love about the Keys is the laid back atmosphere it has to offer and the stars are more visible, hence the shooting stars. El Hombre showed me around the area, taking me to several areas and retaurants. Here are a few shots and reviews on places to check out the next time you're down in the Keys.

We had breakfast at The Waffle House (one of our faves and must!) on Sunday morning. The food was great as it always is but the employees were being extremely rude and arguining with one another about washing the dishes. We've never had a problem like this before, and hopefully it's our last as it can be a rude awakening. I'm sure we'll go back as long as they keep making yummy waffles like the one pictured here.
Huge iguanas all over the Keys

We went to a park/garden next to Founders Park. There are different benches, bird feeders, and plants located around the garden. At the end of the garden there is a view of the ocean and a bay. The garden is always quaint and desolate. It's a great place for quiet time.

On our way back to Miami we stopped at Hobo's Cafe. It was my first time eating here and all I have to say is 4 stars. The place is small and cozy. Luckily for us there was no wait and had there been, it would've been worth it. The employee service was excellent! Our waitress was really friendly and on top of her customers needs on a constant basis. The food service was quick to come out of the kitchen. I had the Marino Burger and it was delicious and fresh! I recommend that all of you visit Hobo's Cafe.

Goodbye Key Largo. Until next time...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Update: Weiner Doxie Fest

On the weekend I attended the daschund dog fest with a friend and her cute dog. There was a great turn out this year, with at least a few hundred and lots of dogs to go around. Plenty of different activities for owners and their pets including, daschund fortune telling and a pinata filled with dog treats. With my camera on me I was able to snap some pictures. Here they are, enjoy.

On the way to the event. He's an internet dog now.

Paris Hilton and Hulk Hogan attended the event.

Fortune telling for the dogs. I wish I would've eaves dropped on what he was telling the owners and pets. I'm sure it must've been quite hilarious/ridiculous.

Some infants were strolling their furry friends around.

There was even a dog with a Britto outfit.

Lots of people showed up this year.

Some wore hats and outfits.

A lazy day enjoying your pets.

They had owners and pets line up against the Ocean Drive wall for a panoramic picture.

He stole the show!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Weiner Dog Fest

For all you dog lovers, specifically doxie weiners, the 7th annual dachshund festival is this Saturday! The festival takes place Jan. 24, 2009 beginning at noon on Ocean Drive between 11th and 12th street in South Beach. There will be plenty of activities for pets and their owners. All dogs are welcomed, however expect lots of long and short weiners. I will be attending with my friend and her adorable Dachshund, Rajah! For more on the weiner fest visit:

On Sunday, Jan. 25 is another Outdoor Antique Market on Lincoln Road. There will be plenty of vendors selling antique collectibles, and a wide selection of restaurants to chose from on Lincoln Road. For more info visitL:

Enjoy the weekend everyone! The weather is expected to be beautiful and cool enough to be outdoors. See ya at the doxie winterfest.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Canon SD790

My old camera broke the day after Christmas. It had never before suffered extreme damages, not even til this day. For some reason the lens started functioning oddly and making its own decisions on when to open and close. I figured it probably wasn't worth fixing it, so I bought a new camera - the Canon SD790 10.0 mega pixels. The picture quality is phenomenal and the special features are tons of fun. I could not be any happier! Here are some pictures I took with my new camera.

Listen up Chik-fil-A Lovers

Chik-fil-A is having free breakfast all through the month of February. Participating Chik-fil-A restaurants will start serving free breakfast entree on Feb. 2 from 6:30 -10:30 a.m. every Monday-Friday. Only found in participating restaurants. For more information check out the flyer, courtesy of NBC6. Just copy and paste this onto your browser.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Presidential Inauguration

I wanted to write a more detailed blog about the Presidential Inauguration of 2009 but found myself not having the time to log on. I know, don't scold me now readers, we still have 11 more months of 2009 left to go!

With the Inauguration occuring right now as I speak and as President Barack Obama prepares to give one of the most important speeches of his Presidential career, I have to say I feel so proud to be an American (not that i wasn't before). But never did any American, the world, and let alone African-Americans think they'd see an African-American President as soon as the year 2009. I hope that he carries the United States through a good 4 years. He gives me hope that someday maybe even a hispanic individual will be President some day. Heck, even a woman.

When I come to think about all the historical events that have occured in the last 10 years and throughout my life, there is a lot to acount for:
- The attacks on 9/11
- 2 Wars
- High gas prices
- Inflation
- Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
- Tsunami
- Economical let down (loss of jobs, high end companies filing for bankruptcy)
- First VP woman Nominee - Sarah Palin
- And now the first Black President being inaugurated into the White House.

I could not be any happier that I've lived through all the events at an appropriate age. Old enough to remember them in great detail that I can share them with my children when I have a family. And I hope that all of you do the same. They're definitely worth remembering. Even though there have been a couple of tragedies, they've certaintly brought people together to help those in need. Some tragedies have even caused for new ideas and innovation. The economy has caused families to make decisions that will possibly change their lives, forever drastically losing jobs and property. For this, I can not be anymore grateful that not only my family and I have a job in this economical crisis, but most importantly a roof to come home to everyday.

Put on any news channel and watch the Inauguration NOW!! What a site it is with thousands of people gathered to watch history in the making. Let's see what the following 4 years of Barack's Presidential candidacy brings to the people and history of the United States. I am proud to be an American!!!