June. The halfway mark for the year. How is it possible? Wasn't it January just a few weeks ago? Time is brutal.
Just ask the crows feet around my eyes and the grey hairs on my head.
I wanted to post about this right after the trip like a normal person but today will work. Especially when I SHOULD be packing for the big move tomorrow.
Procrastination is a very misunderstood and undervalued talent.
6 months ago while recovering from a very mellow New Years Eve....so mellow in fact I have no memory of what I actually did. Probably just went to bed after watching the fireworks from mom's balcony - that sounds about right.
What I do remember is excitedly getting ready to travel outside of the country, for the first time in several years. People who know me understand why this was such a huge deal. It had been over 3 years since I had left the country, something I used to do multiple times a year. I was jones-ing in a bad way for a stamp in my brand new and pathetically empty passport. Yes turning 40 meant a brand new passport and it looked far to shiny, new and lonely without stamps and visa's from other countries. My old one was 2/3 full and I am optimistic in the next 10 years I can do the same or more to this one.
Meanwhile this virgin passport was headed to Nicaragua.
I was thrilled to be invited on this incredible trip. My roommate from college Betsy decided to organize a trip there for HER 40th birthday, 1 month after mine and I was flying to meet her, the 2 Heathers (the other half of the "fearsome foursome" (don't ask) and about 24 of Betsy's closest friends and family.
I could write and write and write about the trip, but I think it is better shown photographically with a brief summary.
Great food & drinks, old friends, new friends, sun, heat, pool time, exploring, lakes, mountains, buses, horse drawn carriages, boats, roofs of busses, monkey's, bats, mean ducks, volcanos, tunnels, adventure, hiking, volcano surfing, dancing and more drinking.
Just hoping I get to go on another adventure during the second half of 2013!
|The Fearsome Foursome still going at 40 and Fabulous!|
|This is just a given|
|Thanks to our hosts this was home for the week|
|Private Island - oh ok.|
|Hike to the top and then surf down? Ummmm Ok.|
|Close to the top now as the sun starts to set|
|Yup. Volcano Surfing. We did that.|
|Sunset Post Surf|
|Our lodgings were an oasis|
|My new friend|
|Sunset on Lake Granada|
|Happy Birthday Girl!|
|My Favorite spot|
Well except the mean ducks.