Friday, July 07, 2006

Vacation

Isaac is on his way to South Carolina with his best friend's family. Diana, Calypso, and I are headed to Maryland for a few days on the Elk River. Mr. Lime is staying home due to work. This fragmentation is not my first choice in how to have vacation but given economics and schedules it seems to be the only choice this summer. I'm glad Isaac has the chance to go someplace new and thankful for the kind offer from his friend's family. I trust them but it's a little tough letting my guy go hundreds of miles away with someone else. We've been apart a few times and I'm getting better about that, but this manner is a first. Deep breaths....He'll be fine. He'll have fun....Repeat phrase as needed.

This will be the girls' first trip to my stepmother's beach cottage. It's quite, um.....rustic and very small. It's got water and electricity and beds. I'm perfectly content. Diana the mountaingirl won't mind either. I'm hoping Princess Calypso is ok with it. The river beach is just a small, private, sandy beach, not groomed. It's also not crowded, which thrills me. I'll gladly trade the upscale groomed beach for not having to tiptoe across wall to wall sunbathers. Calypso wanted reassurance that there won't be hypodermic needles on the beach. Hahaha. I promise kiddo. Seaweed and driftwood, no needles.

I'm gonna sun my buns, read books on the beach, try to swim as much as Janita allows. Have some good girl time with my Limelettes and stepmom, drink some obscenely expensive wine with my dad, pray Mr. Lime doesn't fall off any rooves and hope he takes some time to relax, and try not to miss my boy.

We're headed out shortly so wish us safe travels. I'll see you next Wednesday or Thursday. Keep well till then!

37 comments:

steve said...

Have a wonderful trip!!

60 and counting said...

Enjoy your holiday.

That's for all of you. Hubby included.

Sometimes it's nice to be on you own for a little bit.

Sheri said...

It sounds like heaven!! Have a great time.

Logophile said...

Have a GREAT time, limey!
Everyone needs some time to chill out on the beach and drink obscenely expensive wine from time to time, enjoy it!
He'll be FINE!

M said...

Have a happy vacation!

M said...

Have a happy vacation!

James Goodman said...

Be safe and have fun. Hey...they don't have any zip lines at that beach cottage do they? :D Seriously though, I hope everyone has a great time.

DaMasta said...

Have a safe trip, Limerz!! MmMmM...vino! That'll be relaxing.

Phaedrous said...

Dear Lime,

I know the feeling of handing your children over to someone for vacation. Last year, we watched our 15 year old pass through the security gates at the airport, on her own, for a flight to Europe, where she would be met by a familiy friend. A week in Brussels followed.

This year, the scene was repeated, only she was off to Portland for a family reunion and was going to hook up with relatives at the departure gate.

Meanwhile my 13 year old son excaped with an Aunt to a lake cabin and then finagled a transfer to another Aunt for a week in Duluth.

So, I have been baching it and feeling very lonely. I am pulling the boy back home on Saturday for a respite before he flies off on Tuesday with the first Aunt for a seaside visit in North Carolina. I, of course, will be left home feeding the turtle.

P.

MyUtopia said...

I am sure he will be fine and will have a great time. I was thankful that my aunt and uncle took me along on some of their vacations to entertain my cousin. If it weren't for them I may never have left Michigan!

Jodes said...

sounds wonderful, have fun and be safe.....

Cootera said...

Beach, books, booze? Doesn't sound like it gets any better... have a whambo jamboree, Lime!

lecram sinun said...

Have a good, safe and fun trip... all of you. :)

Solitaire said...

Godspeed my dear Lime! Geez! Everyone's going on vacation and I'm stuck, sigh, it's self-imposed, I know... LOL!

I remember when my mother and brother and I had to go on vacation without my father due to schedules, it was hard but it was also a lot of fun to hang out with mom. I hope you and the Limelettes have a great time!

Happy Trails Lime!

Amber said...

Have a great time.

snavy said...

Have a fun and safe trip!!!

Top cat said...

sounds like a great time.I hope it renews and refreshes your heart and soul.
Be safe.
tc

Blither said...

Have a fabulous Time my Wonderful Lime!

AlRo said...

nothing takes away the guilt and pain of not having the kids around like sun and obsenely expensive wine...

Lime: Ooh look at this wine .. nicely red - nice label.. ah!! it's a good week.. I'll buy it!

;)

Have fun!

barefoot_mistress said...

Oooh how fun, but Im sorta with James on this one...wondering what sort of rascally adventure you will attempt to get in to.....

Have fun and be careful! LOL

(im not even ready to let my girl go away without me, so no advice there....)

Margie Blystone said...

You're right here in my neck of the wood Lime... Our friends live on Locust Point of the Elk Neck... I'll keep an eye out for you!... And if I see you I'll just scream out L-I-M-E!!!!!

miss_lissa said...

Have Fun Lime!!!

Can't wait to hear about your (NO BROKEN BONES!!!) adventures of the week!!

Enjoy the beach & the cabin, sounds like heaven.

shutterbugger said...

SC - I am so insanly jealous.

Have a great time kiddo!

Gary said...

Sun your buns but be sure not to SUNBURN your buns. It's hard to blog with burnt buns.

Chickadee said...

HAVE FUN. That sounds like my kind of vacation. An isolated beach and a rustic cabin...ahhh.

Laurie said...

That beach sounds pretty perfect to me - I'm with you on avoiding the sweaty masses!

Hope you are enjoying it!

Moosekahl said...

Brings to mind the beachhouse in the movie Beaches...I want a mountain place like that to escape to. Have a wonderful time!

M said...

I hope you are having a good vacation. I am leaving a comment so I can see what my little picture looks like. I just added it to my profile.

Brian said...

Be safe hon. Hope you have a wonderful trip.

Bridget Jones said...

This.sounds.wonderful!!!

Hope your healing continues, the sun prevails and that you ladies have the best of times!!!

Hurry back!!

Tommy Gunn said...

Safe travels love and if you get too much sun on those buns ... we'll figure something out. See ya when you get back.
TG

Seamus said...

Hope you have an excellent time at the beach (color me envious) :)

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Summer fun! Best kind.

Fred said...

Have a great time, Lime!!

David said...

I am still alive and kicking.

Zinnia said...

Oh wow, that sounds so dreamy! I wanna go!

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