Approaching the end of our first 6 month of travel, we left Florida, appreciative of the abundant wildlife, warm springs, cuban food, and friends and family we got to see during 6 weeks of travel in this large state. We also left with colds, fatigue, and briefly, with a loss of enthusiasm for travel. We realized this as we ran through St. Augustine and Savannah without any real savoring of the museums and history, taking few photos, and failing to chat up the locals as we usually do. We weren’t savoring much of anything except the food. It was clearly time to …just…stop…moving. We rented an affordable room for a week near Hilton Head Island, in an airbnb.com house on a golf course, with a tennis court and pool across the street, and a movie theatre and restaurants within walking distance. It included 4 hours of plein air watercolor instruction by the artist/owner Gert Palmer (her work featured) and use of her studio. Our plan: no driving for a week.
It then rained non-stop for 3 days, forcing us to stay in the cozy house, sleeping late, reading, watching movies, drinking tea, playing with Lety, taking hot baths, and….not driving. Often, the simplest things provide the greatest pleasure. Happy Valentine’s Day, all ya’ll!
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than dreaming”. -Dr. Seuss