It’s a party in HONDOOORAS

Hola world!

One week away and a bathing suit tan later, I am back in the states! My bestie Amy’s family has a house in Honduras and I had the opportunity to visit her for a week and explore the island of Roatan.

Cat, Amy and I have been besties since 1st grade (+ Ingie since 10th grade but she was unable to join us) so when we had the opportunity to spend time together I jumped at the chance!

While in Roatan, Amy certified me and Cat as PADI Open Water Divers. Amy is quite the baller and just received her PADI Instructor certification this spring. Oh, and she’s going to med school in the fall. Oh, and she graduated from UT Austin. Can you say HALLO?!

Before our trip, Cat and I did all the bookwork for scuba diving so we could wrap it up while we were there on vacation. It took us 2 days to complete everything (2 mornings of confined water dives + 1 open water dive + 3 dives in one day). WHEW! It was a lot of work but so fun! It was definitely worth it once we were able to put our skills to use.

Not only did we dive and do a night dive (WHICH WAS INCREDIBLE) but we also basked in the sun, laid in hammocks, floated in the pool, drove to the other side of the island for a Hole in the Wall restaurant experience (yes, that’s the name of the restaurant), watched crab races and fire dancers, etc. The list goes on but it was so chill.

We had quite a group as well – my mom, uncle, brother and his girlfriend (we bonded – it was glorious), Amy’s mom, brother and girlfriend.

One night, we did karaoke at the Blue Marlin in West End. Our set list included (in no particular order):

Elton John – Benny and the Jets feat. Ashley, Cat, Colleen
Miley Cyrus – Party in the USA (which I changed to HonDOOOrassssss) feat. Ashley and Erica
Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise feat. Ashley and Cat
Beyonce – Single Ladies feat. Ashley, Cat, Amy, Erica, Amanda

Your mental picture is probably of a bunch of girls singing in Honduras is most likely correct but see above for reinforcement.

We all got back in once piece with 3 purchased hammocks later. It’s odd being on a clock again – we never knew what day it way.

Love to all!

Ash

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