So many thanks to this hunk of a husband for planning a fantastically relaxing vacation and for not batting an eye when I wanted to do literally the longest excursion to snorkel, experience the blue lagoon (over 200 meters of clear Caribbean water that’s waist-chest deep; best known for its role in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), followed by a hang out at Saona Island and a catamaran cruise....a twelve hour endeavor in total. Worth it? We’re not entirely convinced. But my love of snorkeling has been rekindled and we’re now the proud owners of some hilariously cheesy honeymoon photos. Thanks for being a good sport, Huz and thank you for finding this slice of paradise.
This hike was a blast! We started late in the day so we only made it to the first peak, but we caught a spectacular sunset. To top it off a guy did a surprise proposal at the top and I got to take pictures for them, cool moment to be a part of.
A few weeks ago we went to explore a new cave that recently opened in the Mountain Pine Ridge Nature Reserve. Inside was pretty huge, with stalagtmites and stalagtites formation all over (and lots of ratbats). Sometimes it's easy to take experiences for granted, this experience I appreciate greatly, especially because of being able to tag along with two of my best friends.
Growing up, coming to the mountains with my family was a bit of a ritual. We rented a cabin in the mountains for a week almost every single year. As I’m starting a family of my own, I have a desire to get to the mountains early and often with my wife and little one. As my wife said, and I’m paraphrasing, as we were looking out over the water listening to the nature around us, “I think this is what we were meant to do, how we were meant to live.”