I had fully intended on going on a solo trek to Ithaca this weekend to see for myself what people around here were talking about when they say Ithaca is beautiful. Plus, as much as I loved seeing people and doing all sorts of social activities the past two months or so, I have completely reached my social quota, to the point where it is now overflowing and I just need to have some time to myself.
I mean, no, I don’t really hate people, I just feel that way right now. However, the extroverted part of myself still loves hanging out with new people, which is why when a new friend asked if he could tag along, I couldn’t say no.
Le sigh. One of these days, I’m going to have to learn to say no and let my introverted self win against my extroverted self. That day though, I’m glad I said yes because not only was it beautiful, I also had a great time! Finally, I met someone who has a goofy sense of humor similar to my own!
But first, allow me to show you the beauty of:
This is what we were greeted with:
And the beauty just kept going.
There were also some cool rock formations as a result of the flowing water, but it was hard to capture on camera (it looked much better in person):
My new adventure buddy had the great idea to take some photos of us doing cool poses, so here were mine:
Afterwards, we were hungry (naturally), so I looked up a place to eat using Yelp (they use Yelp in Ithaca!), which showed a few places in downtown Ithaca that had good reviews and food pictures. We then had a mini-adventure parking his truck in the parking structure.
Then we walked over to Just a Taste, a delicious tapas place that completely blew our minds.
Afterwards, we drove back home, where we proceeded to have our own little concert, dancing and singing our hearts out with complete disregard for our talent (or lack thereof). I had an amazing time.
You know, I truly believe that people come into our lives for a reason. Sometimes that reason sucks, but other times, like how I’ve felt since I’ve moved here, it is just straight up awesome.
So, life, even though I’m a control freak and I’m doing my best to let go, I trust that you have great plans for me and I just need to keep doing what I’m doing and be patient.
Yeah, yeah, I know, life. I get it. And through all the good times and all the bad, I will do my best to remember that,
“The best way to go through life is with a smile.”