Travel Diary: SalgadoFest 2017

Without a doubt, my favorite “holiday” is SalgadoFest. It’s the one time of year ALL of my family (on my mom’s side) goes on vacation together.

That’s 26 people all stuffed together in one house. Pure madness but SO much fun.

It’s basically the Coachella of family trips.

2017 marks our 5th #SalgadoFest and every year just gets better. This Fourth of July, we spent an entire week in Destin, Florida. Our house was right on the water so every morning we’d wake up, put on our bathing suits and run straight to the beach.

Hair in a bun, no makeup, bikini, flip flops, drink in hand. Pure perfection.

For a beach loving gal like myself, I was in heaven.

There were themed dinner nights, dance parties, Family Fued binge sessions and of course, a slumber party every single night. We laughed, ate too much and over did it with the tanning (sun burns on the second day… not cute).

It is such a blessing to be able to share these special moments with all of my cousins, aunts, uncles, parents, siblings and most importantly, my grandparents.

The week came and went way too soon. On the night before we left, the youngest member of the fam, Daniella , asked, “How much longer till the next SalgadoFest?”

We all just stayed silent thinking the same thing, “Not soon enough.”

Leaving each other is always hard (it’s a sob fest every time – never fails), but I can’t complain, I am extremely blessed.

So take a glimpse of this magical week my family likes to call SalgadoFest.

Enjoy!

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Sin duda, mi vacación favorita del año es SalgadoFest. La única oportunidad del año en que toda mi familia (del lado de mi mamá) puede ir de vacaciones juntos.

26 personas juntas en una casa. Pura locura pero la pasamos super chevere.

El 2017 marca nuestro quinto #SalgadoFest y cada año se pone mejor.

Este 4 de julio, pasamos una semana en Destin, Florida.

Nuestra casa estaba justamente en la playa y cada mañana nos levantamos a correr derechito a ella.

Pelo recogido, cara sin maquillaje, bikini, sandalias y un trago en la mano. Perfección pura.

Siendo una chica a la que le encanta la playa, estaba super feliz.

Cada noche preparamos una cena gigante, hicimos fiestas de baile, lloramos de la risa viendo Family Fued y por supuesto, las pijamadas no faltaron. Nos reímos, comimos demasiado y tomamos mucho sol (quemaduras de sol en el segundo día …que fallo).

Es una bendición poder compartir estos momentos tan especiales con todos mis primos, tíos, padres, hermanas y lo más importante, mis abuelos.
La semana iba y venía demasiado pronto. La noche anterior a nuestra partida, la integrante más joven de la familia, Daniella, preguntó: -¿Cuánto más hasta el próximo SalgadoFest?

Todos nos quedamos callados pensando lo mismo, “No lo suficientemente pronto”.

Despedirnos es siempre duro (lloramos como unos bebes cada vez- nunca falla), pero no puedo quejarme, soy muy bendecida.

Así que, echa un vistazo a esta semana mágica a la que mi familia le gusta llamar: SalgadoFest!

¡Disfruta!

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Our backyard

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Home sweet home

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Our fourth of July was like the movies – there were dance parties on the beach with firework shows on every corner.

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We took a mini day trip to this magical town called Seaside! It was like stepping into a rainbow, beach paradise. All the houses were painted a different color and had the cutest names (my favorite was called “Lemonade Stand”).

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Makes my heart melt

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Daniella was #overit

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The six-pack (missing one)
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The best group of cousins there ever was (just missing Chris)

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Meet the youngest of the Salgado clan – Lucas, Camila, Nicholas and Daniella AKA the “Fantastic Four.”

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Our Modern Family

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