Friday, May 30, 2008

Miracle: The Weather Seems to Be Cooperating

We are embarking on another road trip this weekend to Bilene, a saltwater lagoon in Gaza province about 1.5 hours north of Maputo. Along for the adventure is me, Rico, new girl C. (who is not so new anymore), Marcos and Kelly. Although they are some of our closest friends in Moz, it wil be the first time we travel with M and K.

I am super excited for a beach weekend. The sky outside is blue and sunny, I have a good book to finish (Paulo Coelho's The Witch of Portobello), and I am looking forward to hours of wandering along the shoreline collecting seashells. I am a bit of an odd duck when it comes to the beach - I love the ocean, but I don't really get in the water. :)

We will be back on Sunday, tanned and relaxed and full of photos to share.

PS - An unfortunate pre-road trip pattern is emerging. For the second time now, I've discovered that the cat has vomited directly in the pair of shoes I've laid out to wear while travelling. First it was my running shoes the night before Swazi; now it was my Havaianas, definitely easier to clean up,but yucky nonetheless when you nearly shove your foot into a pool of cat urp in your drowsy yet excited-to-get-out-the-door morning state.

3 comments:

aart hilal said...

Hello!
I also loved this book! Do you know Paulo is launching this experiment where he is inviting his readers to adapt the book to the screen?
Check it out : http://paulocoelhoblog.com/experimental-witch/
Have a great day
Aart

Ali la Loca said...

~Aart hilal - I wasn't aware of this project, thanks for passing along the link. I didn't manage to finish the book yet, but will visit the site as soon as I do to be sure there are no spoilers there. :)

Masd said...

I look forward to the details of your trip to saltwater lagoon along with photos. Have a great time.