“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air…” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Went to Puerto Rico a couple weeks back to celebrate the birthday of a good friend. Let me tell you, homeboy knows how to plan a serious celebration. It was three days of magic…great people, awesome food, and excessive debauchery. No surprises there.
As much as I love the people I was traveling with, I have to confess that my favorite part of the trip was probably the little sand puppies we discovered the morning after our arrival. Neglected, and desperate for love, I spent most of my time snuggling these adorable little mutts on the beach. It took every ounce of restraint to refrain from smuggling one back to the States. I have been missing them every day since we got back.
Summer is over here in NYC, so this trip was a precious “goodbye” to my favorite season. I did get bit by a jellyfish while skinny dipping in pitch black darkness, but that was a small price to pay for the fun times and countless memories that were made on this trip.
I think that, at this point in my life, I am half city girl and half beach bum. It is excursions like these that completely revitalize my soul…keep my blood pumping. Without this sense of freedom, I am not sure I would be able to survive in Manhattan. I am eternally grateful for the remarkable experiences and amazing adventures I have been so fortunate to embark upon. If only summer could last forever…