Chris and I spent the first week of June in Sarasota, Florida and it was soooo needed. I planned it to be a first anniversary trip and it was so nice to relax on a beach together without the stress of having just gotten married (like last time we went to the beach together). Neither of us had been to Florida in over six years and Sarasota has always been a favorite so it was fun to revisit a spot that is so familiar. Our flight was bright and early, which allowed us to arrive at our destination early enough to check into our rental and head to the beach. Our rental was right on the beach, which was amazing because in the mornings we would eat breakfast and head on out to lay out. Neither of us is interested in just lying on a chair all day so we spend a lot of time in the water. I had never been to Florida this late in the year so I wasn’t use to how hot the water could be. Siesta Key water is always beautiful and clear and we did quite a bit of snorkeling. Our evenings were spent getting dinner at Captain Curt’s, Daiquiri Deck, and NAME. Seafood is my favorite so I ate as much as I could. We also went to Yoder’s twice for breakfast because it’s just that amazing.
A highlight of the vacation would have to be our day-trip to Universal Studio’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I’ve been obsessed with Harry Potter since I was 9 years-old and when I heard they were building an attraction at Universal, I knew I would have to go. Chris and I left early enough to arrive when the park opened and spent over 6 hours there. It was pricey but soooooo worth it! We started at Hogsmeade and then spent the rest of the day in Diagon Alley. The attention to detail was so awesome and the rides were actually really fun. We rode two rides while we were there and each purchased a wand because TREAT YO-SELF!
When the week was up, we were both so sad to leave the beach but couldn’t wait to see our pup and cat! I don’t know when we will go to Florida again and don’t know when our next vacation will be buuuuuut I can’t wait to plan it!