Saturday, April 30, 2016

Bday Chronicles: 4/27

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen and Everything In Between:


My Bday Ideas
I just want to chronicle my journey to Miami and back for my birthday. I decided my 21st birthday would be spent in Miami around Feb. when the dates for Beyoncé tour was released. I told my self the beginning of this year that for my birthday, I would like to go to either Miami or California. I've spent every birthday since sixteen in New York and this year it had to change. I asked God where should I go and Beyoncé tour dates were released and she was going to be in Miami on 4/27/16 and since she's my favorite artist, it felt like an easy decision so I went with it.

On My Way
My cousin and I were getting our last minute things together before we left for our flight and she says she forgot her wallet. I began getting nervous cause I just knew things started off wrong already. It was around 4:30am and our flight was at 6:00am. She rushed to grab her wallet and we made it to the airport by 5:05am. We had fifty minutes or about twenty to be exact because our boarding time was 5:30am. We MADE IT!! Good thing, I checked in online and all we had to do was get out baggage checked and walk through the terminal. This was only my second time riding a plane and I forgot what it felt like. I actually like flying except for the pain it causes my ears to have at the end. On another note: I didn't know that you had to stand up and get body scanned through a machine, it was weird but modern technology so a faster way to go through airport security. 


In Miami, 4/27
Miami was a journey, the first day we went to the wrong hotel and had to take a uber to our hotel. After that, we went to the pool at our hotel, got dressed and ready for Beyonce's concert. Who knew the entire world would be at the concert?? We left around 6:30pm to get there and traffic was hectic to the point where I had to take off my shoes and put on my flops so we could walk to the show a block away. 


The Concert
Beyoncé did a great job as always but I had terrible nose bleed seats which is something I'm never doing again, you mine as well watch it on tv seeing it from there. 

We were sitting on the second floor as we left the nosebleed scary area to go closer and who's behind us, Yo Gotti. I knew it was a rapper but I wouldn't think of his name!! 😂😂

Saw DJ Khalwd on the first row as everyone was screaming and I missed Lil Wayne performing, such a bummer. 


Second Day, 4/28
The second day, we went to the beach and had a good time. We twirled through the water, took pics, met new people then walked the strip. As we walk the striped, we were stop by three party promoters. We took a photo with an iguana, and ate at Tides. The steak tacos were delicious!!! From Tides, we could see the Drag Brunch at Palace and they were working, hunny!! 

After that, we walked some more as horns beeped at us and we went to the strip club. This strip club did not live up to my expectations at all. It was so dry and boring, we had a little fun but I won't tell you about that. The customers weren't tipping the girls and the music was not popping.
We walked the strip so more and caught a left back to the hotel.


Third Day, 4/30
We got on Jet skis aka Jet boat Miami and had so much fun!! I had to put a bag on my head to be sure not to get my hair wet. We seen one of Diddy's homes, Elizabeth Taylor, Will Smith, where Fast and Furious shot. We seen were Bad Boys was shot and more. It was a great adrenaline rush for this Junkie. Afterwards, we walked to a few stores then caught an uber to the hotel. We got all dolled up and went to dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse where my phone ended up dying. Dinner was nice, huge steak, crab and artichoke dip and margaritas. We left and had to walk to Walmart to charge my phone to call an uber. Uber picked us up, we went to the hotel and got in the pool again. 



Fourth Day, 4/30
We stayed at Dolphin Mall, pacing and charging our phones, eating and trying to pass time by until our flight.

Around 6:30pm, we caught an uber to the hotel and prepared for our flight. Miami International Airport is unorganized. We walked for hours trying to find our destination, stayed at the gate we were assigned on our boarding passes and were later told when we asked that we were supposed to be in another gate. 

We rushed to the gate and the doors were closed. Thank God, they were later opened by a flights attendant who rushed us on our flight to an uncomfortable seat back to DC!!

My allergies began acting up and it was cold in DC!! At the end, I was ready to go back to Miami.


Adios Amigos, Until Next Time
Marshay H. 


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