Chillax in a Bedouin Tent

Today is the first day in forever that I feel like I actually accomplished this seemingly easy feat.

Picture this…… I had slept with a face mask and earplugs to block out the entire world. I may have heard my alarm at 845am but I chose to ignore it. After missing breakfast, I rolled out of bed at noon and moseyed the 30’ out to the beach. The breeze was blowing and instead of baking in the Egyptian sun, I opted to camp out for a while under my thatch umbrella with drink in hand. I pounded some honey roasted peanuts from my travel snack stash and punched on my jbl speaker to jam to my favorite latest hits. Then I may or may not have fallen asleep.

I grabbed my borrowed snorkel mask and ran out into the bay like a giddy schoolgirl. The spectacular coral reef lining this peaceful cove in the Red Sea was mesmerizing. For easily 1-2 hours, I weaved in and out of the inlets enjoying all the underwater colors and creatures. Without a snorkel, I took frequent breaths but it didn’t detour my enthusiasm. I even followed a massive stingray along the shallow ocean floor en route back to my beach chair.

And I knew it must be done….. a waterside massage! For only $25, I enjoyed a lather session mere steps from the gently lapping waves and let my mind wander for an hour. Nothing spells out R. E. L. A. X. A. T. I. O. N. more than this!

I rounded out my evening with an enormous stone fire pizza, cold Coke Zero and finishing my murder mystery book. And I should mention I had my own couch/cushions in the Bedouin tent to lounge in underneath a fan to keep all the pesky mosquitoes away. Omg. Can I do this every night?

And there you have it…… the simple pleasures that give me great joy. It may be boring to some, but I can’t stop smiling from ear to ear!

Published by elliottcm

Love adventure travel, work hard & play hard, happy in both extremes - relaxing on a remote beach or rappelling down cliffs, take joy in simple things, love being on & near the water, visited 55 countries & 47 states so far in this crazy beautiful life! Goals by my 50th birthday - 50 states. 75 countries. 50 national parks. Be in Antarctica on my big day.

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