The price of a vacation

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To sit on the balcony drinking a cup of coffee early in the morning

To feel the warm breeze and watch it blow through the palm trees as they sway

To listen to the birds chirping and flittering about the grounds finding their breakfast

To spot lizards that walk through the grass or come down from the trees as their bodies slowly warm

To spy on the vacationers from my personal ‘crows nest’ and watch them stake their claim on a chair by the pool or on in the sand on the beach

To watch the sun slowly starts to make its way up and over the room just for me

To take a picture of the ball of pink, yellow, gold, purple, lighting up the sky as it sets

And to take a long deep breath of the wonderful day that lay behind

And look forward to another amazingly beautiful new day that awaits me…

There is no price tag too high to cement the spectacularly happy memories I will have from that day… and forever more

Caribbean music awaits me

Vacation, vacation, this question of the day arrived on a wonderful day as I am gearing up to leave on vaca and put work and all the stress behind me. Although I would love to be greeted with a warm sun, big waves, and a drink with an umbrella, I will be just as satisfied if there are gentle rains everyday.

We are headed to the ‘islands’ and although it can be a difficult time of year scheduling around the hurricanes, I have my fingers crossed they will skirt us and we will have 7 days of relaxation. Best case scenario, swimming, snorkeling, and lots of dancing at night. I am not a casino person so can skip that portion of the evening. Just let me strap on my high heel sandals and look out steel drummers – no really look out because I am sort of clumsy and you don’t want me anywhere near you!

Worst case scenario, well a hurricane, but hey, it would be exciting anyway! Hmm maybe I should brush up on my Spanish for ‘run its a hurricane’…

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