a cruise – contrary to the normal way we roll.
Not so much a slow boat to China but a slow boat to Argentina – Buenos Aires for New Year’s Eve – traveling down the west side of South America stopping at historic or touristy ports of call at which we’ll hail a taxi and see what’s out there.
The down time on the cruise will be like savasana in yoga – good for the soul all the while my monkey mind searches for the key to the jail cell. Get me outta here!!!
Internet on a cruise is slower than a turtle with a broken leg and more expensive than the caviar that I long to bathe in – this will be my down fall. It started on January 1st when a self imposed Photo of the Day was born – a love hate relationship – loved to share a good photo – hated when sleep was postponed for a photo had to be posted.
Restless nights from the lack of internet twice this year loomed over me like a heavy fog – feeling irresponsible – no photo of the day! So again I prepare for this same fog, hoping the lack of internet will give way to savasana…..
The cruise will offer plenty of time to dream of South America and all the countries left to explore for we have no return ticket.
We have settled in.
14 weeks later (yeah, I know I just told you last week that we were “settling down”, funny how blog time goes by so fast).
Bill works in the yard. Everyday. It was fun at first. Seeing the fruits of his labor. Not a weed to be had. Plants growing vigorously. The old looks new and fresh.
I fixed up the house, painted furniture and walls – took Photoshop lessons galore, painted with watercolors, snapped a few photos and even started Spanish lessons again.
And here’s the rub.
Everyday – did you hear me? Bill works in the yard everyday! Minus the few days that our friends came to visit and pulled us in another direction. My routine has become a routine. A routine!
The long and the short of it …
We fly home in 1 week – have the next 2 1/2 months in the States jam packed – head back to Baja for a few weeks and THEN…
off to Tierra del Fuego. South America. A one way ticket!
There’s a whole continent to explore!!!
So much for settling down.
“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” – Mark Jenkins