The Best Weekend Ever!

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Sometimes vacation’s just where you want to be. 😉 This weekend was the best we’ve had so far in Morocco! We visited friends way up north. We had relaxing, unwinding chill-time, and also awesome beach adventure time.

Our slumber party setup! Glorious giant ponj bed.

Our slumber party setup! Glorious giant ponj bed.

On the second night, we had an extravagant American themed dinner on the roof!

On the second night, we had an extravagant American themed dinner on the roof!

The weekend crew, minus Yimini and Samu.

The weekend crew, minus Yimini and Samo.

Kfta burgers and fries and guacamole!

Kfta burgers and fries and guacamole

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Breakfast the next day: carne asada fries and fried eggs courtesy of Chef Jeff

Breakfast the next day: carne asada fries and fried eggs courtesy of Chef Jeff

On the last day of our trip, we went on an adventure to Asilah, a beautiful beach town.

On the last day of our trip, we went on an adventure to Asilah, a beautiful beach town.

Thanks bzaf to our guide, Samo, for taking us on a two hour hike to an incredible beach.

Thanks bzaf to Samo for taking us on a two hour hike to an incredible beach. (Yimini was supposed to come too, but we couldn’t wake him up in the morning.)

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This was when Samo ran away to a dangerous cliffside because us weakling Americans broke fast on some shwarma sandwiches. Sorry, Samo... He was such a champion though, continuing his fast all the way until sundown even through hours of hiking, hot sun, salty beach, and his wimpy non-Muslim friends sipping on their water bottles. :P

This was when Samo ran away to a dangerous cliffside because us weakling Americans broke fast on some shwarma sandwiches. Sorry, Samo… He was such a champion though, continuing his fast all the way until sundown even through hours of hiking, hot sun, salty beach, and his wimpy non-Muslim friends sipping on their water bottles. 😛

Samo playing his guitar far far away from us, while we're chowing  down.

Samo playing his guitar far far away from us, while we’re chowing down.

I adore all of these amazing people!

I adore all of these amazing people!

Then we FINALLY made it to the beach! It was so worth the trek!

Then we FINALLY made it to the beach! It was so worth the trek!

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Okay, now let me tell you about the craziest thing that has happened to me so far in Morocco… Robert, Jeff, and I were all laying on our sheet/towel set-up, drifting off into naps. Ocean breeze, warm sun. It was perfect. All of a sudden, we hear Gina and Samo start yelling, “Get up! Watch out! OH MY GOD!”

We all jolt awake and jump up… TO SEE THREE BABY CAMELS RUNNING STRAIGHT AT US.

They veered around us at the last moment, right as we jumped up… but it was a close call. So we almost DIED by way of BABY CAMEL STAMPEDE, which is the best/worst way to die ever.

After they almost killed us, they continued to run around the beach adorably.

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This is the first time in my life I've ever seen camels in person! And it was baby camels running full speed at me on a Moroccan beach. So yeah...

This is the first time in my life I’ve ever seen camels in person! And it was baby camels running full speed at me on a Moroccan beach. So yeah…

Hamdullah our parents are not getting a tragic/awkward call from the Rabat office right now...

Hamdullah our parents are not getting a tragic/awkward call from the Rabat office right now…

Alive! And living it up!

Alive! And living it up!

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It's Gina and Jeff!

It’s Gina and Jeff!

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We had a pretty wild adventure. Some of the details I won’t get into… (If you’re curious, private message us/skype us, hahahahaha…)

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After the beach, we headed back into town so Samo could break fast before we left. We wandered around the beautiful medina, gathering snacks and sightseeing.

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Close to Iftar time, we took our snacks and found a nice cafe, where we ordered cokes (so much more delicious in Morocco) and coffee ns ns. Then as the call to prayer sounded, we cheersed each other to good friends and beautiful beaches and perfect vacation days. Then we had time for one last adventure:

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Or so we thought! Actually this train station kitty was the real last adventure!

Or so we thought! Actually this train station kitty was the real last adventure! That look on my face says it all, y’all.

Now we’re back to “real life”—aka back to the slow-moving, topsy-turvy schedule of Ramadan, teaching classes, lesson planning, running errands, and all that. Can’t wait for August (a whole month of break because our Dar Chebab is closed)! And can’t wait to tell y’all about our next adventures. 🙂

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Yours Truly,

Robert & Julie

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