You would be surprised at all the things people don't tell you about once you become pregnant. However, one of the things we had been told prior to finding out about our soon to be Padawan was the growing tradition of the soon-to-be parents going on a "babymoon". Let me explain:
a relaxing or romantic vacation taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born.
"on the eve of my third trimester, we boarded a plane for a week-long babymoon among the quiet canals of Amsterdam" (Source - Oxford Dictionaries)
Needless to say that amongst the adventures Gus and I have taken - the many Disney Trips, New York, Las Vegas, Arizona - we really didn't know where to go next. As this pregnancy has progressed, we both came to the conclusion that all we wanted to do was eat really good food, relax, and enjoy our last "hoorah" as #justustwo. Gus took the reigns on planning the vacay while I was solely responsible for finding where to stay. We stayed locally at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Midtown and stayed with the area of Wynwood, Brickell, and Downtown. Here are some of the yummy and fun things we did and ate.
We decided to walk off brunch and explore Wynwood. Much has change from my art school days. We even squeezed in a portrait or two.
After checking into our home away from home for the night, we decided to go over to Bayside and then back to Wynwood for Dinner and Dessert.
At 1-800-Lucky, we both ate from a different booths. Gus got the Kagoshima Ramen and I got the Sesame Crusted Sweet and Sour Chicken. Let's just say we are trying to find another good excuse to make it out there just to eat there again!
Our Selections from The Salty Donut (in order, left to right) - White Chocolate Tres Leches, Guava + Cheese, Maple + Bacon, Nutella, Tart Cherry + Cream, Brown Butter + Salt
We took time to just relax at the hotel and even took advantage of the affordable transportation offered by Freebee Miami (meaning we didn't have to move our car from the hotel nor did we have to pay outrageous parking fees at the places we were going to visit).
We can't wait for our little Padawan to arrive, but it was definitely a restful weekend much needed for the both of us.
Did you or will you be going on a babymoon when you are expecting? What would you like to go do or where would you like to visit?