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Weekend Wrap-Up

It’s been a while since I’ve wrapped up the weekend in blog post form- but what better way to pay homage to the first weekend of the New Year than bringing the wrapping back?:) Since New Years Eve and Day fell in the middle of the week- we’ll stretch this weekend back to Wednesday evening.

On New Years Eve night, we decided to dress up a bit and find a place with good eats to celebrate the New Year and our first anniversary! We had heard rumor that not much is open on New Years Eve and Day in Bogota, but we decided to try our luck and see for ourselves. The rumors turned out to be very true, so we headed back to our apartment to enjoy some freshly baked and delivered Papa Johns. Pizza will forever be my dish of choice- so I wasn’t complaining! We didn’t quite make it to midnight, but waking up to 2015 and one year of sweet marriage was fantastic <3

When Joey got home from work on Wednesday, he greeted me with the most humongous and beautiful tropical arrangement of flowers. Colombia doesn’t mess around when it comes to bouquets- and neither does Joey!:)

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Just like New Years Eve, Bogota on New Years Day was a total ghost town! It was as if everyone knew it was our anniversary or something, and gifted us with the whole city to ourselves:)We did find a popsicle stand open in our favorite park, and treated ourselves to a couple.

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These paletas are my new favorite treat- and seem to be a huge hit in Bogota. They come in three different forms- cream-based, water-based, or yogurt-based. All equally yummy.

On Friday, Bogota awoke from it’s siesta, and things began to open up again. Friday night we enjoyed the company of friends at a delicious restaurant- it was totally the kind of place that I should have taken far too many pictures of our food, but I didn’t…

Saturday morning we headed out early to hike Monserrate, the mountain that overlooks most of Bogota at 10,341 feet above sea level. Bogota itself sits 8,660ft above sea level which takes a bit of getting used to even with minor walks and strolls. So as a girl who’s not in the tip-toppest of shape, hiking to the top was no ordinary task. The trail is all up hill via large steps. There were many times where I told Joey I just wasn’t going to make it to the top, and he SO patiently waited for me and encouraged me that I would make it. I’m not going to lie, I whined much of the way up- but seeing small children passing me on the steps with smiles on their faces- made me realize that this wasn’t impossible. SO we did indeed make it to the top- and the views were FAR worth the “struggle”;)A HUGE thank you to my incredibly patient and slow to anger husband for putting up with his grumpy wife:)

Joey did in fact carry my camera in his back-pack the whole hike up, only for me to realize that I forgot my CF cards- so the following pictures are via my handy dandy iPhone- which didn’t do a half bad job!

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Sunday was spent relaxing from our hiking adventure, and nursing our sun burnt wounds. I have no idea why we didn’t think to wear sunscreen especially with such high elevation, but we  learned our lesson. I’m currently sporting the glasses sun burn lines. Incredibly attractive.

It is so wonderful to be back in the same city as Joey, and already 5 days into 2015 (this year is going to fly by!) and year 2 of married life!

Thank you sweet friends for your “Happy Anniversary’s” and love! We are so thankful for each of you and the gift of marriage!

Hope you all enjoyed your first weekend of 2015!

January 22, 2015 - 5:05 am

Melissa Hardy - Sarah! Inca Link had an “Amazing Race” for interns last summer and we had to count all the steps down Monserrate! :)

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