Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Our Cinco de Mayo

SO! After all the chaos last week, Travis and I decided to make the best of our weekend. Friday night we were supposed to go up for dinner at Chris and Alexa's, but we postponed until Saturday because Chris got called out on ANOTHER flight. Thankfully it was only for a few hours so he was back by midnight. Instead, we stayed home and ordered a pizza and watched the movie Cloverfield. I was sooo excited about this film because I felt like there was all this hype about the monster. Well let me tell you, if you have ever had any motion sickness - DO NOT SEE THIS MOVIE. This movie has been compared to the Blair Witch Project, which also caused nausea due to the uses of a hand held camcorder. I wasn't worried though because I didn't have any problems watching that one (except that it scared the crap out of me). Besides being dizzy, I could barely tell what was going on because there was never a clear shot of anything and the entire film was extremely dark. Barf. Travis and I stared at the wall for 30 minutes just to get our bearings back. We ended up going straight to bed since neither of us felt very well.

Saturday we got up bright and early to get a few quick things done around the house before heading to the beach. The day looked nice and the Weather Channel said we had a wonderful weekend ahead of us, but when we got to the beach, this dark ominous cloud rolled over and it got very chilly. When the clouds hit the ocean, something very strange happened. It looked like fingers reaching down to touch the water. Don't know what it was, but it was cool!

We sat in the car for a few minutes to make sure it wasn't going to rain, but were soon heading onto the sand to set up shop. I didn't strip down to the bikini for about 15 minutes because of the chill, so when I finally did I FORGOT TO PUT ON SUNSCREEN. Bad Nikki! Travis didn't put any on either. That's not unusual though because he thinks he's invincible. I did remember after sitting in the sun for 30 minutes, but still, I'm fried. Travis and I were a pitiful sight for the past couple nights. We were either burning up or freezing or arses off. Ugh, I hope this ends soon!

The beach was so dirty. You may be able to see the line of trash behind me. Oh, and there's a dust storm up by those green umbrellas. It was windy!

For lunch, we went to a reggae bar and grill and sat outside to further the sunburns we were not yet aware of. After a day of fresh air and a drink at the bar, we were ready for a nap. I rarely take naps because for some reason it takes me an hour to ungrumpify and be back to my old self. The only reason I did on Saturday is because I fell asleep on the ride home!

Saturday night we used our rain check and went up to Chris and Alexa's for burgers. Chris had spent the day rebuilding his boat trailer, so we helped him get the boat back on it. It took four of us an hour of pushing and pulling, jacking up the boat, and pushing and pulling some more to finally get that stubborn thing to go back onto the trailer. Chris still need to bring it down to the dock to get it to balance properly. We had to head home because Travis got called into work on Sunday. =(

Since Travis was gone all day, I decided to help take care of a few things on his to-do-list. I woke up when Travis left and couldn't fall back asleep, so I got up and tidied up the house. Then I set out to mow the lawn. I had to take a break between the front and backyards - it was hot out! I had to run into work for a little bit and then I went grocery shopping. I spent the rest of the day doing laundry. Check out this moth that kept me company in the garage all day (that's where our washer and dryer are). Sorry it's blurry.

We have some great friends. Sunday night we had dinner at Sara and JR's and Monday night we celebrated Cinco de Mayo with fajitas and margaritas at Shannon and Chris' house. Seriously - that's three nights in a row without having to make dinner!!!

1 comment:

Alexa said...

Chris said those clouds are called 'Verga'. Hmmm..sometimes his meterology class pays off :)