It’s cliché but true – the ocean does wonders for both the body and soul.
When I lived in California, Okinawa, and North Carolina, I knew I took it for granted that I lived by the sea. I knew I would miss it when it was gone. I always appreciated it, and realized how special it was, but by the time I hit the one-year mark of living in DC, I was craving salty air and sandy toes something fierce.
Of course, the global pandemic has made every potential getaway more complicated and guilt-ridden than before. But when Chuck’s parents said they wanted us to join them for a few days in Kill Devil Hills, NC – and promised they felt comfortable exposing themselves to our cooties to such a degree – of course I jumped at the chance to escape.
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Just got back from that “invigorating” polar vortex walk. Holy smokes! Bring back the warmth and sunshine, please!
Playa del Carmen with some of my very best friends.
(at Playacar Palace)
What’s a girls’ trip to the beach without a jumping/frolicking photo sesh? (at Playacar Palace)
Why hello, beautiful Playacar Palace. What a great trip and fantastic wedding. Prepare for Mexico photo overload!
Just booked my trip to Playa del Carmen to serve as a bridesmaid in my friend Amanda’s wedding in September! I was realizing earlier this week how much I miss being in a big city, where travel plans are so much easier to deal with (tiny airports are such a pain in the tushy!) but I figured it out and now I feel so much relief to have it pretty much squared away and official.
I’ve only been to Playa once, on a cruise-stop, so 3 days will be so much better. I’m sad Chuck can’t come, but two of my close girl friends will be there, plus the bride of course – so I’m looking forward to a fun Labor Day getaway 🙂
This past weekend was my long anticipated girls’ trip to Miami. I was looking forward to reverting to my Bad Kitty days a little – aka, dressing up like (attractive and very expensive) hookers, dancing on table tops, and sipping complimentary champagne, while snubbing any sketchball who dared come too close. But alas, I think it just wasn’t meant to be.
Due to a number of airline mishaps, I didn’t even get to Miami until later Friday night, and then I caught a bad cold after traveling for 16 hours. Saturday night, I went to bed after a delicious dinner that I didn’t even have the appetite to finish, before heading to the airport at 4:30 AM to catch my flight home…only to have the airline lose my luggage before I drove another 2.5 hours home from the airport.
In spite of it all, I still pulled myself together enough to go out Friday night, and enjoy the VIP treatment at LIV and watch LMFAO perform. I even got a couple hours at the beach! Of course, I got to see some of my girl friends 🙂 I missed out on another fun night out, but I guess that means I will just have to go again sometime…
… Or, maybe my issues were just a sign I’ve truly outgrown these kinds of shin digs…Sigh!