Many times, I believe we are fearful because of a lack of knowledge and exposure. Of course, there were language barriers, but we never felt unsafe.
Ejuan asked me if I had any plans for the weekend, Saturday specifically. I told him I was free, so he asked if I would go on a day date with him to Atlanta, Georgia.
We kept our anniversary celebration local and simple. We didn't have an itinerary for once but instead planned things as we thought of them. The only guaranteed thing we knew was that we'd be in a hotel for a few days.
The Gateway Arch was a cool site to see up close, and it created a lovely backdrop for our pictures. The surrounding area and park appears to be a nice place to hang out and relax for the day, have a pleasant picnic, or even just to pass through.
We left home right after dropping our youngest son off at school. We arrived in Waco a little before 8A. I drove us straight to what's become a popular eatery there, Magnolia Table.
Once we made it down that strip and turned a corner, I began to see what Ejuan's plan was for having me dress so bright. My jumpsuit was fitting right in with all of the colorful buildings because Cartagena is a picturesque location to visit. His idea was coming together.
We spotted some items that sounded tasty and placed our order. While we waited for our food to be prepared, we discussed how we felt about the place. The structural design and atmosphere reminded me so much of Colombia.
This large body of warm water had sucked me in. It was so warm that it would make you forget how cold it actually was out there. Then some areas of the water were close to the generators, and those pockets of water were really, really warm.
We started making our way to our first stop, Eiffel Tower. It's late at night and I'm nervous. It's cold and rainy, but I trusted that whatever we would encounter had to be worth the time, energy and discomfort that we had to endure to get to our destination.
While I knew the date that we would leave and the date of our return, I had no idea where we would end up and I did not know what type of gear to pack.