When someone mentions the word vacation I am always ready to go! Vacation is a time for shopping, fun and relaxation. Some of my favorite vacation destinations include the Las Vegas strip, New York City and of course the beach in Destin, Florida.
There is one thing about Vegas, you will never be bored. It is not called the city that never sleeps for nothing. The dark sky on the strip is lit bright by the neon lighting that makes your eyes squint. Step in the casino and hear the clattering sound of the slot machines and the ringing noise the machines makes when there is a winner. From the exotic showgirls, The Blue Man Group, and just for the ladies the sexy Chippendale dancers there are shows to entertain everyone. After all of the fun and excitement I have a tender juicy steak or maybe some scrumptious fresh crab legs and I am sure not to forget the mouth-watering desserts at one of the many buffets. Vegas has something to offer everyone.
Next stop, New York City! There is nothing like visiting NYC during Thanksgiving. The Macy’s Day Parade is the highlight of my trip. I wake up anxiously and excited as I dress in layers of clothing to get ready for what will sure to be anything but an ordinary parade. I walk across the street to get a tall cup of frothy and milky hot chocolate to keep me warm. As I make my way to the parade route that is filled with eager children bundled up like an Eskimo with rosy red cheeks and big smiles on their faces.
The bigger than life balloons of characters such as Snoopy and Kermit the Frog makes their way down the parade route. Celebrities wave as they pass the crowd of fervent people. When the parade is over I head down restaurant row to have a Thanksgiving meal. The aroma of sweet potato casserole grabs my attention at the Mesa Grille. The day would not be complete without a shopping in the crowded and famous Canal Street in China Town where you can find everything imaginable.
I can’t say I have truly been on vacation without a beach trip to Florida. Not just any beach but one of the most beautiful beaches, Sandestin. Located in Destin, Florida the beach has sand as white as sugar and feels like baby powder. I can feel the soft smoothness of the sand beneath my feet. As I gaze out into the emerald jeweled colored sea, that is as clear as an aquarium, I imagine if this is what heaven is like.
Every view of this exquisite beach is postcard perfect. I am calmed by the sound of the water as the crashing waves come to shore. As I lay upon the snowy sand, the warmth of the intense rays of the sun on a scorching summer day. I wake up to a whiff of the sweet coconut oil that surrounds me and as the salty ocean breeze flows through my hair I decide to cool myself off in the emerald bay.
As you have read I have not limited myself to just one vacation. I enjoy the panoramic view of the beach, the glitz and glamour of the Vegas strip to all that New York City has to offer. I am now planning on my next vacation destination….where it takes me only time will tell.