Thursday, August 18, 2011

I Like Mud

One weekend in Ecuador, we had the opportunity to go to The Cloud Forest in Bella Vista.

To be honest, I am not an "outdoorsy" kind of girl,
so I was not looking forward to mosquitoes and hiking.
It did not help that some strange group dynamics unraveled that day,
but I decided I was in
freaking Ecuador in
the Cloud Forest
with monkeys, tropical birds, and awesome plants,
so NOTHING was going to rain on my parade.

We took the hard hike.
I may have taken my happiness
a bit too far.

I literally ran to stay ahead with my goofy galoshes.
I leaped in mud puddles while I waited for the group to catch up.

We trekked through a creek
Yes, we hiked in water up to our knees/waist.
It was exhilarating.

Once I got a taste for the mud,
it was all over...
me anyway.

At the end of our hike, there was a gorgeous waterfall that signified We Made It!
But we still had to hike back,
and I just kept piling on the mud.

My vocab word of the day was barro,
which means mud.
I thought it was appropriate
because I like mud.


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Sunday, August 14, 2011

This Will Be An Everlasting Love

First off, many apologies for being so absent this summer. Technology has kind of hated me. Between broken computers and finicky internet, I have found little time to blog.

Today is a special day, however. It is my 5 year anniversary with my lovely beau, Travis. We made dinner together, went to the zoo, and just spent as much time as possible together.

I made him this little video that I wanted to share with you.

Have a lovely day!

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