let's revisit my jaw clenching drive up the California coast to Monterey Bay. The above image was just minutes before the road climbed to higher heights and I had a melt down. Here, Erik and I stopped to soak in this gorgeous view. I was not afraid I was at peace. I should also note a very funny moment when Erik stopped to relieve his bladder and a friendly squirrel chose to sit and observe him in the act. That was my last laugh for the road trip. Moral of the story...Erik is a trooper.
our desert/river trip. An annual 3 day mini-vacation Erik's family has enjoyed since before he was born. We had a blast this time, and I already told you all about the rain storm, but this photo is from a short moment Erik and I had alone on the river. His family went for a ski run while the morning waters were still and the other campers had not yet risen, leaving Erik and I to ourselves with the calm running water and the rising desert sun. It was heavenly.
How can we forget Belize?! The most adventurous trip we have taken as a couple by far. I have already discussed the trips highlights, except for one... our first time at Palapa Bar. I've mentioned this bar before, but it was basically the only bar open in San Pedro. Palapa Bar, an American Bar who only played Jimmy Buffet, we still joke about this fact. What is it with people and Jimmy Buffet? We honestly do not get it. Anyway after a few Belikins we walked down to exit and saw this adorable boy throwing string into the water. Thanks to my buzzed curiosity I sat down to inquire about his activity. This local child was attempting to catch lobster with a string and a rock, seriously. Erik and I smiled and figured there's no way this works. He told us that the tiny holes in the sea sand are where the lobster hides. He only exposes his antennae through the hole as they sense the movement of prey, in this case the rock. We watched and talked, I even got involved by helping him find the ideal pebble. After about 10 minutes this kid succeeded, he caught a lobster! It let go just before reaching the surface, which was entirely OK to our new friend because this was fishing for entertainment. Entertaining it was.
Obviously I could go on and on about 2014, but let's keep this shorter and fairly sweet. 2014 you were good to me and readers you were a big part of that joy. So thank you past and thank you friends! Cheers to the New Year! xox