Y'all, that was awesome. Seriously.
In the last two weeks, I have traveled 10, 232 miles. I have been on four airplanes. I have seen pink sand in the Caribbean, Christmas trees in Bryant Park New York, and learned how to Snowboard in Utah.
I've caught up with old friends, hugged my family, missed a play, and gone on my first trip with my boyfriend.
I've had bad lobster, drunk champagne five days in a row, ordered room service, and eaten snow.
I've had a really really lovely vacation. I needed it, and I'm glad I went. I'm rested and ready for whatever comes next.
I have no good food pictures, because honestly I didn't have anything revelatory in the food department (except for some damn good barbecue chicken which I have no evidence of). But I've got some pretty pictures and I thought I'd share a few.
Pink sand in Barbuda. It's pink due to all the little shells. My mother did the hand modeling.
Sunset, Mamora Beach, Antigua.
Sunset, Shirley Heights, Antigua. Overlooking English Harbor. Amazing barbecue here every Sunday.
The view from my balcony, St James Club, Antigua. Where I would curl up in the afternoon with a book and a cup of coffee.
Bryant Park, New York. A quick stopover to say hi to my friends Danny and Meredith. We walked around and drank Strawberry Hot Chocolate and then I taught Meredith how to knit.
Sunrise, Arizona (possibly Nevada). First trip away with my guy. We left Las Vegas at 6am to go to Brian Head, Utah.
The view from the top of the mountain in Brian Head. I learned how to Snowboard. I've got a lot more learning to do, but I loved it. We stayed overnight and it was absolutely gorgeous and wonderful.
The whole two weeks have made me ridiculously happy. I'm a lucky girl in that I get to do things like this once in a while.
Did you see my Snickerdoodle recipe over at Whisks and Words? Check it out.