August 28, 2017 11:17 pm

Hi! I can’t believe that summer is over and the kids are back to school. I miss them so much. I want to apologize for being MIA but we have been traveling most of this month. I took the kids to San Diego for the National Hard Courts Tournament where Demi did really well and had many college coaches watching her. It was so exciting! We literally came home for 48 hours and then Chris and I took the kids to Portugal for our family vacation. We visited Lisbon, Albufeira, and Porto and had one of the best weeks of our lives!

The day after we returned to Fort Lauderdale we had the opportunity to watch Gilles Muller, who is currently 23rd in the world for men’s professional tennis, train with his coaching staff on our new blue courts on the beach. I even got to have my picture taken with him! He apologized for being so sweaty but I told him that I do hot yoga on a frequent basis so I am quite comfortable around sweaty people. As Gilles recently beat Rafa Nadal at Wimbledon, we are very excited to see how he does at the US Open, where he is now. We can’t wait to watch him play and cheer for him!! He is from Luxembourg and before he left one of his coaches invited Demi to travel to Luxembourg to train with them sometime. Maybe that will be our next European vacation!

I have to say, though, that as nice as it is to go on a beautiful vacation it is nice to come home. We definitely missed our 3 cats and dog and, of course, we missed Lago Mar. I did love the food in Portugal but couldn’t wait to come back and have the Smoked Chicken Salad on the lunch menu in Acquario and the Wild Mushroom Ravioli on our dinner menu. I definitely needed to have my shellac manicure in the spa because my nails were a mess. Also, I have an Island Saltmousse Glow Body Polish booked for tomorrow, which I need after walking so many steps to sightsee and traveling on trains and planes for a week. This Body Polish treatment combines Papaya, which repairs, smooths and rejuvenates, and Pineapple, which firms, brightens, and invigorates to eliminate dead cells and impurities. I am so looking forward to this service and spending time relaxing in our spa. I will let you know how it turned out!


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