For the weekend of my 30th birthday, we went to Key West. We ate crepes, drank cuban coffees, rode a scooter, swam in the pool, gawked at iguanas, visited gardens, and petted six-toed cats at Hemingway’s house. Mostly we were in love.
These are just a few shots from our time waterfall chasing in upstate NY. Waterfalls pictured here were found along Six Mile Creek and at Robert Treman Park.
“As you set out on your journey to Ithaca,
pray that your journey be a long one,
filled with adventure, filled with discovery.
Laestrygonians and Cyclopes,
the angry Poseidon–do not fear them:
you’ll never find such things on your way
unless your sight is set high, unless a rare
excitement stirs your spirit and your body.”
[Barry Powell, Classical Myth, 1995]
Having wonderful family members who live by the beach (and are the kindest, nicest people you could ever meet!) is a lucky advantage that we shouldstop to enjoy more often. We were so blessed to spend the long weekend of the Fourth on a whirlwind trip to see grandmothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, new babes and the ocean.
Love the view of this man, smoking a cigar on the beach – my own rugged Hemingway.
The final highlight of the trip was a long drive home with my Twinkie as we planned our next adventurous endeavor (hint: it involves mouse ears, and running shoes). Carol Anne, I can’t wait for our trip together in November!
Halfway through our trip down the Chestatee river we paused to celebrate John & Autumn’s one year anniversary with a vow renewal ceremony. Cheers to their first year of marriage & best wishes for many more wonderful years to come!
“Every time we see a river flowing forward with courage, deep in our hearts we know we must do the same.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan
It was a beautiful day summer day on a gold rush river. Enjoy your long weekend, and may you get to spend part of it outside.