I've been fortunate to have been places and seen lots of things in my travels, but my most favorite day from a "permanent smile glued on my face" perspective might surprise you. It was when my friend JR and I did one of those "shore excursions" on a Carnival Cruise. The "shore excursion" you ask? The off road Jeep tour. I can't really put into words why this was such an incredible good time. Many factors perhaps...for one JR is is just a hoot to be around. The fact that the Tour Guides were hilarious and we still joke about how they called jeeps "yeeps." Perhaps the fact that off-roading, even though we literally were about ten feet from the actual free way which in itself was funny because it was visible from where we "off-roaded," was a scream when we put a Mississippi Deputy Sheriff who ATVs as a hobby in the driver's seat as no log, hole or ditch went by that our jeep did not fly through. Never have I tested the capability of a seat belt like I did that day. Maybe it was the fact that they took us to the most gorgeous private beach I've ever seen. This trip was years ago but JR and I still reminisce about how our face hurt from smiling and laughing so much that day. May we always have travels that make our face hurt from smiling.
I'm off to Montreal on Friday with another friend. Although there will be no off-roading there, I look forward to blogging to you about that trip as no doubt there will be some face pain with that one too. In a good way.