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A few weeks ago BaDing* and I took a very long drive up to New Haven, CT. He was gracious enough to take the drive up with me, even though I was going to a bridal shower clearly without him. We arrived way too early so we decided to take a stroll down the road. I had no idea that this area was so beautiful – I love finding beauty in un-expected places! We ended up sitting around taking in the view, relaxing and enjoying the sound of the waves… and of course leaving our initials on an innocent bench.
I am literally fascinated by the sun… I have always loved pretty much everything about it… I love the warm weather, the sunset, the sunrise, suntans, sunglasses, etc etc… But just overall how good weather makes me feel.. I’ll tell you that no matter what my mood, watching the sunset will always make me feel better and more relaxed. Since I moved around a year ago, I have been searching for a nice place to enjoy the sunset. A place that I can call “my spot.”
Over the weekend, Bading, my cousin and I finally found a place that I love! It has everything I was looking for: a great view of the sunset, the water, a beach, and nice scenic paths to walk along. I have a feeling I’m going to be spending a lot of time here.
One of the highlights of our trip to Barbados was our snorkeling trip. We booked a catamaran trip that was nothing short of spectacular. We were picked up from our resort bright and early and our driver gave us a mini tour of the island on the way to our boat. I was a tad skeptical because where we were staying, the water was very very rough. The driver informed us that only the east side of the island has rough waters, and she was taking us to the west side where the water is basically still. It is amazing how different this part of the island was.
We chose to take the trip on one of the smaller catamarans (only 10 people – including the 2 who worked on the boat), and it was so worth it. They took us out to an area where the sea turtles “hang out.” As soon as we got into the water the turtles were swimming all around us! It was insane. I can’t believe how close they were getting to us. My underwater digital camera paid for itself on just this one experience. The below pictures may be a tad repetitive, but I don’t care – I am still amazed!
During part two of our snorkeling adventure, we were brought to a sunken ship/coral reef area where the water was a tad deeper. There were so many fish swimming around me, at some points I couldn’t even swim forward because I couldn’t see where I was going. For anyone heading to Barbados any time in the future, I definitely recommend participating in one of these excursions – We used Shasa Catamaran Cruises! This was a truly unforgettable experience.
Barbados has always been a place that I have been dying to go. I don’t know anyone who has been there and I knew I had to check it out. One of my travel dreams is to visit every island in the Caribbean.We just returned from our ah-may-zing trip and I can finally check this off of my list! Here are a few pictures from my vacation. I’m looking forward to sharing my snorkeling pictures!
The Sand: As I’m sure you can tell by now, I am beach and sand obsessed. The sand in Barbados was completely unique to any I have ever seen or felt. It was so soft in-between my toes, I could have laid on that beach forever. The sand was very white, although had a more yellow-ish tint when it was wet. My favorite part, was if you look very closely you could see little pieces of pink sand. Love it.
I have a slight addiction to caffeine – and considering I’m not a fan of coffee – I typically get my fix from diet coke. I drink so much diet coke it’s semi disgusting. A few weeks ago I decided it was time to cut out the soda and attempt to replace it with water. I had no idea how daunting of a task this would be for me…. The headaches were un-imaginable and I felt like I was drowning myself, but I am now averaging 8 glasses of water per day!!! Is it crazy that I’m actually starting to like it? Lets see how long I can keep this going for.