There’s just enough that’s odd about Ocean Isle Beach to make it exciting to go and just enough that’s endearing to keep you coming back.
Sanibel Island, Florida
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Party in the USA
Returning to the United States has been a bit of a culture shock - which shouldn’t be shocking, considering Food and I opted to return right before the most American of days. Not only was it Independence Day - when all true ‘muricans sing the song of our people by cawing like an eagle (the … Continue reading Party in the USA
Our parents came to visit for a week and we decided to take the opportunity to go to one of the few European countries than none of us had ever visited. My parents have the traveling bug just about as bad as I do, and have a good 25 years on me, so they’ve been … Continue reading Lisbon, Portugal
Never Have I Ever…
My first (and hopefully last) Spanish hospital visit began - funnily enough - in Sweden. Doesn’t seem to make any sense, right? Well, after spending a few days in Lund at Valborg, I woke the last day of our being there with weird pains in my right side, which Food summarily dismissed as being “cramps”. … Continue reading Never Have I Ever…
Carnaval in Sitges
"'Twas the night before Lent, and all throughout Sitges, every creature was stirring, throwing glitter on beaches. Not a child was safe at home or in bed, for all the parents had lost their damned heads." If Clement Clarke Moore had to write a poem about Carnaval I’m almost certain it’d have gone something like … Continue reading Carnaval in Sitges
Scuba Diving in Chania, Crete, Greece
We went diving in Crete and, per the usual, hilarity ensued.
Hello vs. Hola
Hello and hola are essentially interchangeable, but also lead to awkward situations. Our neighbor is a Spanish deity and my brain shorted due to being in close proximity.
Sitges, Barcelona, Spain
Sitges and beaches. Fun fact - those two words rhyme, which we discovered when we were pronouncing it “sit-gez” and no one had any idea of where we were planning on taking a little weekend trip.