Be sure to post a message and let me know if you're confessing this week. I will be slow to respond while I'm out of town, but I will read all your secrets on Tuesday.
By the time you read this, I will be sipping a cool beverage with my husband, miles away from the kids. We decided to take a vacation inside of a vacation, if you will. So while we have built-in babysitters, we're staying overnight at a hotel at the Virginia Beach oceanfront sans kids!
Feels weird to be in my hometown and act like a tourist. I guess it's a little like that every time I visit. But to stay in a hotel 20 miles from when I grew up feels odd.
Oh well. I'll adapt! *smile*
I try to visit the Tidewater area annually. On most trips I see no one I know other than family friends. But on two separate occasions, I've run into two people that I haven't see in 20 years. Freaky.
This trip has been especially fun for the kids (see yesterday's photos). From traveling on an airplane, to making new friends, and being in their swimsuits all day--the kids are having a fabulous time. While Tim and I are away, they will be spoiled rotten by their grandparents. As it should be.
Yesterday I had had too much "family togetherness," so I escaped to my oasis in the desert: Starbucks! Just goes to show that wherever you go, there you are.
Jotted down a few ideas for poems. To paraphrase Robert Pinsky, he said that it's easier to write poems about your hometown when you move away from it. I'm hoping that this trip will open me up to areas I haven't explored in a very long time.