Ray and I are back but I’m quite literally a wreck. We were gone a little less than 64 hours. More than twenty four hours was spent traveling. I got stopped by TSA TWICE. My coconut peanut butter was confiscated. My coconut syrup was not. (We checked a bag on the way back.) I am currently unaware of both time and space. Really. Also, I’m ravenously hungry ALL THE TIME. Wait, that’s not new…

The absolute most disturbing thing about our trip… I saw Chipotle and Chick-Fil-A. I swear it’s like the sun wraps Chick-fil-a in a halo. We went… our messed up clocks. They were closed. I saw a Trader Joe’s and a Whole Foods on the same block. There was a little shopping strip across from our hotel. There was a Stein Mart, Nordstrom Rack and Neiman Marcus Off Rack, Hobby Lobby… I can’t go on… we didn’t step foot in ANY OF THEM. I was in the land of plenty and tragically did not have time to shop. I know I sound like a materialistic spoiled brat but you have no idea how much I miss having a Hobby Lobby or a real grocery store that doesn’t require me to fork out the equivalent of a mortgage payment for a week’s worth of groceries and have everything stocked. It was worth it for this…

I haven’t seen her in well, 18 years… It seemed like yesterday. She’s got the same beautiful smile. I love Shanan and wished somehow the navy and football would manage to get us to live a bit closer just for a bit. We got to have breakfast with Shanan and her family, minus Miss Sophi. I’m so happy we had the chance to just sit and catch up. 

Then there was this…

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First, Ray cleans up pretty nice doesn’t he? Made me wonder why I let him get away with our casual beach wedding. He’s pretty good looking! Wait…oh yes, these two together again. They’ve been best friends as long as I’ve known either of them. They don’t get to talk or see each other nearly enough. They slipped right back into where they left off. I love Chris like a brother and I was so happy to see him so happy. 

It was a lovely (too fast) get away with Ray. I am very happy to be back home.