Isn't one of the best things about returning from a vacation the lingering thoughts? Like the feel of the sun on your face, or sand between your toes (beachy vacations for sure). And even though I am/we are back and in the saddle of our regular routines, I do find my mind drifting back to the beaches, hikes, food (love those red snappers!) and those amazing turquoise waters of the Caribbean. I would love to go back someday...and take in more of the soft ocean breezes and the serendipity we found around the islands.
It's a gift to leave only footprints in the sand, knowing full well they would be washed away when the tide rolled in. So when Laura and I left our running shoes at the hostel-on-the-ocean in Loquillo, Puerto Rico, after hiking in the Rainforest at El Yunque, we left our mark with this small, but welcome, donation. Our host, Tyrone, exclaimed that they will be worn by someone affected by Hurricane Maria and that they would be thankful for something other than cheap sandals to wear on their feet. A win-win for all.
BSoleille! The bright side of sunny beaches, warm sand and running shoes left behind.
Photos: view from our outdoor kitchen in the hostel; and our shoes all cleaned up!