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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

One Human Family

The last weekend in March I was lucky enough to go to Key West with three people I adore...Dustin, JC, and Jared. JC and I flew to Ft. Lauderdale thursday night and stayed with Jared. Jared took us out and showed us Ft. Laud nightlife on a Thursday. He also made me an amazing birthday cake (Carrot Cake) one of my favorites. This was a birthday celebration trip for JC and I. Here is a pic of that amazing cake :-)
The next day JC, Jared, and I went paddle boarding on the intracoastal waters of Ft. Lauderdale. It was a little tricky to stand up..but so much fun. We played for about two hours, stopping to swim, and going down all the fun little canals to see the sights and the beautiful homes on the water.
Friday night Dustin arrived from Raleigh and we went out to score in Miami. We danced till the wee hours of the morning and then called it a night. The next day (Saturday) we got up and had a quick brunch at the Palace on Ocean Drive in Miami before taking the road trip down to Key West.
It took us about 3 1/2 hours to get down to Key West. The journey was filled with fun stories, stops for coffee and ice cream, and lots of music and youtube videos (lucky we all have iphones). We got down to Key West, parked the car and rented bikes. The sun was just setting and we went to a little restaurant and had a quick meal before heading down Duval Street on our bikes for the first time. It was magical. The architecture, the ease of getting around, the great company. That night we had drinks at the Bourbon St. Pub and saw a fantastic drag show at Aqua. Sunday morning we got up about 11 a.m. and started our day by biking down to Sarabeth's. A memorable brunch spot everyone should try in Key West. They have the most amazing tomato soup, omelets, and almond crusted french toast.
After brunch we began to explore the a lot, buying a few things, and enjoying some delicious frozen yogurt.
The tile work "One Human Family" is located at the Southern Most point of Key West. It is kinda the motto of Key West and a very accurate indicator of just how friendly the island is!
Well of course we got adventurous and bought some fun little swim trunks...had Sesame street characters and hello kitty put on them and basically took over the island. We were a huge hit everywhere we went...but more than that....we had the best time cracking ourselves up.
We went to a tea dance and got to take a great pic with a fella named Kirk. Jared already knew Kirk-a bartender at the Bourbon St. Pub and Kirk was kind enough to let us stay at his place on the island for the weekend! He is in the middle of the pic.
Jared also introduced us to Joe...the owner of the pub. Joe was so much fun! We ended up gogo dancing at the pub that night. The next day Joe took us out on his boat...along with Derek and Austin from the A-List New York who happened to be there as well that weekend. We went way off the coast of Key West to an Island...played on the beach and snorkeled! We saw numerous packs of dolphins that swam right next to the boat.
The trip was my favorite of my life. Everything was so breathtaking. Dustin, JC, and Jared are diamonds in my life and made every moment so much fun! Dustin is like the brother I never had....I can tell him anything...he is always there for me. JC has been a friend for a while and is always a perfect gentlemen. The trip was also very romantic for me. Jared and I have been talking since we met at Mardi Gras. Almost inseparable conversation. Friendly wake up calls in the morning, random calls during the day, goodnights, fantastic skype dinner dates. We decided on this trip to be boyfriends...early April 2nd to be exact. I love holding his hand, the way he kisses my shoulder, and most of all the man he is. So I would like to introduce to you boyfriend :-)


  1. hello seth and friends,

    you guys look great! congratulations. looks like you had a good time. :-)

    best wishes

  2. thank you for sharing!
    looks like a lot of fun

  3. AHA FANTASTIC! Funny photos of a wonderful trip with friends and your look is great. I Love your fluo beachwear