Best. decision. ever.
When we first arrived and got settled in our room, my thoughts as I looked out the window at the beachy nightscape went something like this: Why in the world do people spend thousands of dollars to fly here and stay at this hotel? I mean, it's nice and all...but not THAT nice.
For the record, I was wrong.
It WAS that nice. The next morning, the view out our window looked a lot more like a proverbial slice of Heaven than it had the night before.
And what was even nicer was that my husband and I were able to spend a whole day in Paradise, and it didn't cost us a dime for the air fare or hotel room.
We had to get some digital evidence of our magical day, to prove that it had actually happened and wasn't a figment of our imaginations. Too embarrassed to ask anyone to snap some pictures of us standing near the beautiful, turquoise-colored ocean, we decided to take a couple of self-portraits ("selfies," I think the youngsters are calling them these days), with my husband holding the camera at arm's length.
Here we go.
Much better. Perhaps we should quit while we're ahead?
Third time's the charm.
Kids these days have so many photos of themselves, don't they? When I look at the Facebook pages of my nieces and nephews, I am amazed by the thousands I see posted. My husband and I dated for three years in high school and then four years in college, before we finally got married about six months after our 1980 college graduations; yet from that seven-and-a-half-year time period, there only exist about as many photos of the two of us together as you see on this very page. I wish now that we had more! If only easy-peasy digital photography had existed back when we were a little more plastic-looking and a little less long in the tooth!
But I'm grateful to have these "selfies" from a wonderful day that I won't soon forget.
(BTW: the reason my sunglasses are so gi-normous is that they are actually made to slip on over a regular pair of glasses. I'm wearing not one but two pairs of glasses in these photos. So...now you know just how cool I really am.)
I just love linking up with Cari for these Themes on Thursdays, and now I'm going to head on over to Clan Donaldson to see what's shaking. You should do the same!