Hard Choices

Day 61:  Colombia

Our view is absolutely stunning.  I can’t believe we get to wake up to the ocean every morning.  I am going to be sad to leave.  

After our long day yesterday we decided to sleep in and start some laundry.  By the time we were ready to go, we decided to get burgers at this cute little place around the corner.  They were really good. Not quite as good as Holy Burger, but they were tasty.

We decided to go to the grocery store and then back to the apartment to figure out where to go first.  After much deliberation, we settled on Castillo de San Felipe which is a fortress/castle just outside the walled city.  We decided to walk there.  It was a mile there and a mile back, nothing compared to what we’ve done previously.

With the heat and the humidity, by the time we got there I was exhausted.  It wasn’t the mile that made me exhausted.  It was the heat and humidity.  I was literally drenched in sweat.  I almost cried when I saw that we had a steep incline to walk up to get to the castle itself.  However, I made it to the top without issue.  It was fun exploring the castle. The whole time I was imagining the look Preston would have on his face if he were here.  This was totally his thing and it made me miss him.  

I used to feel guilty for leaving, but I have learned that it was best for everyone.  Choosing yourself isn't alway selfish. Sometimes its necessary.  Making hard choices for yourself are the things that help you grow and get closer to your dreams.  One day I will be able to bring Preston back here so he can experience it.  For now, I get to ‘do me’ for the first time in my life and I am loving it.

Since we finished with the castle early we decided to walk straight to La Cevicheria, the seafood restaurant that we tried to go to last night.  It was recommended by Anthony Bourdain on No Reservations.  While I thought it was good, it wasn’t the best we’ve ever had.  I would still recommend it, however I feel like it is a little overrated because Anthony Bourdain was there.  

To end the night, we stopped to get some ice cream.  I have gone from not really being a fan of ice cream, to being a fanatic.  It tastes so different in South America.  I could each chocolate ice cream and macadamia ice cream everyday for the rest of my life.

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