Friday, June 24, 2011

Beginning of our trip

Friday, June 24, 2011

On Our Way

Up with the sunshine,
Pack, eat, last minute check, drive,
Whew! On way to airport;
love waiting to fly!

Leaving Home – Looking Ahead

Too many lists, too much to do,
Now it’s time for a break
just to be with you.
The ocean swells into my heart,
I love looking outward
until we must depart.

We had a marvelous time in the past week on our trip to Sanibel Island with our grandson.   Exactly what we anticipated happened:  we spent hours on and in the ocean, we looked for and found some special shells, and we saw some animals in the wild more than once.   We tried hard to be part of this unique environment, looking at plants, watching seabirds, and talking with those who lived there year-round.  This is the fifth trip we’ve taken with our grandson, and each time we’ve developed a rhythm to it, yet not always the same one.  We found a grocery and shopped for our favorite foods as well as some special ones.  We planned to eat out whenever a restaurant strikes us as interesting, so the grocery cart is not very full, but full enough with the basics and those few special items.  We stop at a visitor’s center or just look at the wire advertising kiosks outside the store to grab a few local tourist magazines.  The first night, we plan the next day, list what we don’t want to miss during the trip, take a long walk by the ocean, already finding beautiful shells, and walking with a group of ibises, looking for last minute snacks.  We dip our feet in only, kind of like tasting a new recipe before serving.  We know the next full day of our trip will be such an adventure, and it’s been a long day of travel, so this day, it’s early to bed.  The rest of the trip awaits!


  1. Sounds like you had a great time. My kids and I always look at those kiosks too but rarely ever do anything we find. A routine usually develops as well. Can't wait to hear/see more of your trip.

  2. What a great way to connect with grandkids--taking them on vacation. It's always nice to have them alone! Can't wait to hear more--sounds like my kind of vacation.


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