Keeping the friendships you make on vacation

beach beds

Hello friends! As you know this week I left little dog in snowy Montreal and packed my swim suit for the white sandy beaches. Since I am from Russia you can imagine how the pigment of my white skin look in sunshine. Yep, mostly red. So it is imperative that when I hit the sun I’m in the shade.

One of the first things I look for when I get to the pool or beach is where is my umbrella. Our first day by the pool was covered by the shade of the hotel building and the shade from the umbrella. Impossible for the sunshine to find me. A perfect day by my standards. Day two was not so shady as we got up a little late (too much fun the night before) and missed our opportunity to score a spot in the shade. What’s a girl to do? I was covered head to toe in my beach outfit and towels. Trying my hardest to ensure not a speck of sunlight was to touch my body. It was only after my 3rd daiquiri that the lovely couple beside us felt sorry for me and offered their umbrella. An instant friendship was born. Continue reading