Where did you travel this year? What was your favorite part? If you didn’t get to travel, where do you want to go next year? #weverb11
Blue skies. Palm trees. Fruity drinks. I was in the middle of one of my favorite country songs, for sure. My one friend and I road-tripped to meet the other, found our hotel, and settled on the beach behind our hotel. I think we probably talked for twelve hours straight (maybe more), stopping to sip our beer, take a few pictures, and take showers later on. The water was amazing, we sat in beach chairs, and just enjoyed spending some uninterrupted time with one another. We’ve been friends since our first semester at college, and sometimes I’m just blown away by how different we are and that we’ve lasted this long, especially since we are never in the same place at the same time. (Come to think of it, even when we lived on the same campus, we had trouble getting together. I remember the post-it notes: “Where have you been? I haven’t seen you all week!”)
Later, we sat and watched the sun set. (We’re romantic like that.) Ate s’mores and got pretty for dinner. After a delicious meal, we sat in beautiful hotel room (glad we splurged!) and just talked. More. I love how we always have so much to say, and how right before we go to sleep we all said outloud how happy we were to be doing something like this together. I’m not really use to that kind of outward affection when it comes to being home with my friends. But it was so true. And it felt good to hear it. I sort of live for these adventures, and these two girls always make me feel like I can do anything.
The next morning, before we left for our trip to airport, we decided to jump in the water one more time. There was no one in the bay, the water felt so good (I love to swim), and the sun was already hot on our backs. It was only a few minutes… I didn’t want to leave. It was so gorgeous.
I know some thought I was nuts to just go away for less than 2 days. Sure, I was exhausted when I got back but it really was one of my highlights of my year.
I can’t wait until we can meet up in another fun place. (But after I replenish my wallet like a good girl…)