Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time fo dinner or a movie. Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.
When I first heard about Seychelles, I thought it was spelled Sea Shells and that it sounded pretty great.
I found out that’s not how it’s spelled.
And it was pretty great.
My brother was in love with the local beer they had.
Everything was so relaxed on the island. It seemed like no one had anywhere to go.
We also went on the off season – so hardly any tourists!
Shannon was a pro at driving on the “wrong” side of the road by now. She had all of Ireland to practice 😉
I was so glad to go there for my sister’s birthday weekend.
It was such a fun trip and I can’t wait to plan another one!
Happy Birthday Shanny ❤
“The best part about airports lies in what they symbolize. Airports are places of bookends: new beginnings and long-awaited endings, arrivals and departures, hellos and goodbyes.
We start in one city to end in another hundreds or thousand miles away. You enter from a desert and exit into a blizzard. In from winter, out into summer. In from familiarity, out into something completely foreign. Or vice versa.
An airport is a place of transit, and not just geographically. I wish there was some sort of time-lapse to show how people change between departures and arrivals.
When I arrive back home from being away, I’m never the same person as when I left.”
Sad to leave JFK today, didn’t want to operate the long 12 hour flight back to Dubai.
But its okay.
Cuz a little bit of America is coming tomorrow.
Cant wait to see you Shanny and Ricky!
Hope the Emirates experience is everything it should be 😉
I will see you in a little over 15 hours.
Next stop: Seychelles.
Chels and I took our first official girls trip while we had days off.
Our trip to New York was really quick (we spent more time travelling then actually being in NY), but it was so worth it.
You realize what you take for granted once its gone – like being with people who love America.
And want to celebrate it.
On the 4th of July.
Our View before the fireworks started.
So many things to say about this trip. Hey Chels..
“Remember that time you cried on the plane because of page #3 of a book?”
“.. we woke up crew sleeping in the CRC?”
“.. when we tattled on the guy who tried to cut in line with us?”
“..I accidentally kept saying things I shouldnt say?”
“..we had 30 minutes to find purses and shoes?”
“..I left my ID at the hotel?”
“..you used that guys deoderant?”
“..the lady with no makeup beat us?”
“..we used the photobooth?”
“..the cops used their megaphone to tell us to stop?”
“..we spent $200 on a hotel with no breakfast included?”
“..we went and saw John Mayer?”
“..i poked you in the eye with my passport?”
“..the lady by the window seat wouldnt let us sit together?”
“..when the same lady told us to ‘move it’ and you said ‘excuse you!’ ?”
“..when we finally made it back on the Sarab bus, and we couldnt wait to do it again?”
I had so much fun, girl!
Lets do it agian.