Thursday, February 4, 2010
Craving a Vacation
It didn't used to be this way. No one found more joy in a beautiful snow fall than I did. I saw every snowflake as its own sparkling gem. Now I look at them as little trouble makers who gang up against me and keep me from making it up the driveway, who cause me to distrust other drivers (like my father used to warn: Look out for the other guy) and to drive like the little old lady I never thought I'd be.
So, every post card from a warm and tropical place, every commercial for Royal Caribbean, every Lands End catalog with its summer line up of swimming suits makes me long for beach chairs and coolers of cold drinks and I wouldn't even mind a little sand in my swimsuit!
My friends Barb and Cathi are leaving in March for a cruise to the Southern Caribbean. I was supposed to be on that cruise but it didn't work out this time. If I'd never been on a cruise, I probably wouldn't be too disappointed, but I have and it was one of the very best times I've ever had. I could be happy staying on the cruise ship the entire time and never stepping foot off the big, beautiful boat. My favorite days were those at sea, up by the pool, with tropical drinks and sunshine and fun conversations with my friends. If I think about it, somehow this cold winter fades away and I'm transported back to the warmth of that time. I will go the next time, and hopefully the time after that. Warmth WILL return to my life!
Photo credit: http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e67/mw239475/Tropical.jpg