Avery Janae Alford. My sissy. My bestest best friend who always brings the party. Someone who was just a figment of my wildest hopes and dreams for the first 11 years of my life. Who is now, somehow, SIXTEEN years old. You singlehandedly light up my entire world! Happy sweet 16 to the best blue ribbon girl!! (She’s just as brilliant, bright and hilarious as she looks in pictures) 💖 🌎 🎀👯♀️
Tide pools are ocean pools made from lava. The tides bring in fish and other sea creatures which get caught in them. I hiked down the rocks with 2 snorkels in my backpack- so worth it! I think we were all channeling our inner Ariel 🌊
It was kind of a scary climb down to the tide pools but not a single one of us questioned whether we should do it or not. My legs started trembling half way down and I was tempted to go back up. It was surreal doing something dangerous, trusting my own strength and giving myself up to nature. No trails or ropes or signs to guide us, just some faded chalked arrows from a past climber. It felt real because it was real. P.S. the locals can make it down in like 15 minutes so it’s not THAT big of a deal.
‘Get out from your house, from your cave, from your car, from the place you feel safe, from the place that you are. Get out and go running, go funning, go wild. Get out from your head and get growing, dear child.’
‘Don’t be so careful you miss the times of late September mountain climbs. Don’t be so weary you miss the sea or swinging from a crooked tree or closing your eyes and taking the plunge. Don’t be so safe you miss the fun.’