This weekend we went to the movies, the mall, and the grocery store. We did some cleaning and we hardly got any sleep. It was just like a real land-people kind of weekend. Well, except for a few glaring differences, of course.
1. Ever since Catching Fire came out in theaters I have been hearing how good it is, and I got it in my head that I really wanted to go see it. We haven't been anywhere that I would even consider looking for a movie theater within walking distance, but we came into South Beach Miami this weekend, and there it was! It was just as good as I thought it would be, but honestly, it was a little strange sitting inside a theater on land for that long.
2. These days we are always excited to do a little grocery shopping, and so we were pleased to find a Publix grocery store not too far away. We didn't walk to it, but rather drove our dinghy along a canal and tied up alongside of it. Strange, but convenient. We took full advantage of it and it's Redbox.
3. I was also excited to hear that there was a walking mall nearby with all of my favorite stores. I really tried hard to buy something, really I did, but I walked away empty handed. You know, all the stores are selling winter things, that I finally don't need, and it's not like we have a bunch of extra room to store stuff. We're also skipping Christmas presents this year, because of the challenge and cost of finding a post office and mailing packages.
4. Friday night we happened to catch a little fireworks show from across the water. We're guessing it was from one of the cruise ships docked nearby.
I'm assuming most tourists probably don't get much sleep in South Beach. For us though, it wasn't because we were out all night partying. The trade in for being near a city with so many convinces is that there is a lot of traffic. This includes boat traffic as well. Sometimes the constant rocking motion of the wake from passing boats lulls me to sleep. Other times, it's 2am and I'm trying to send telepathic messages to whoever is out riding around on the water to either go slow or go home already!
So except for the constant rocking, lack of shopping bags, and the travel by canal, I almost felt like I was a land dweller again. And it was really kind of nice.
linking up with carissa!