It’s been a while since I’ve just rambled on about what I’ve been up to, so here we go. That picture up there was taken about a week ago. Aaron and I drove over to Johns Island to visit the Angel Oak Tree. Her age is up for debate, but it’s estimated that she’s more than 1500 years old and is possibly the oldest live oak tree in all of North America (if not the world). It’s said that if you’re really quiet, you can hear her whisper, “We are Groot.”
Anyway, Aaron and I just experienced our first American Thanksgiving. In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated in October, so I’ve basically been eating pumpkin pie for two months. We originally thought we would use the four day weekend to head out on a little road trip, but then we remembered that we’re adults now and need to think about responsible spending. Not to mention, I have a dentist appointment coming up and I need enough money to buy my own milkshake afterwards. So, we decided to stay home and just do mini adventures.
A lot of those adventures were to the gym. We’re still determined to look our best in Jamaica. The gym was actually really nice over the weekend because it was so quiet. Of course, when it’s really quiet, I can’t help but wonder if everyone can hear the unique mix of Akon, Coldplay, and Pussycat Dolls pumping from my headphones. At least when it’s quiet, I don’t have to worry about too many people seeing me get all teared up during “Fix You” as I imagine myself doing something super heroic like winning The Amazing Race despite all the setbacks. It was just such a long journey to get there, you know.
I’m starting to feel like a real regular at the gym. I even feel pretty comfortable in the dreaded weights section. Give me another week or so and I’ll be that guy who after every set, drops his weights and yells, “YEAH! COME OOOOOONNN!!” I think I’ll refrain from freeing the nipple though.
One of my favorite things about the weekend was all of the time we spent at the beach. Everyone is always so happy and relaxed at the beach. We almost ran into a bit a trouble when Koda got into squat position right as our only poop bag flew out of my pocket and started to blow away. Thankfully, some guy came out of nowhere and saved the day with an impressive water rescue.
There were tons of people out on the beach playing football and other games. When a soccer ball came flying our way, we knew it was our turn to help out. So, Aaron chased after the ball and managed to stop it. He eyed up his target down the beach, wound up, and then kicked that ball straight out into the ocean.
I hope you all had a great weekend!