I just got back from a glorious week on the Florida seacoast. Beautiful is not sufficient to describe the place where the Atlantic ocean meets the shoreline. White sand, teal seas, waves that make a sound like the sigh of angels (no fooling), hot orange sun, blue sky, it is breathtaking. It is everything you can imagine when you think ocean paradise. And more.
I go there and immerse myself like a teabag.
Here are a few things I learned while on vaca.
If you have a book coming out, you will receive your edits while you are packing. BUT your editor will be very understanding if it takes you a few extra days to get them back to her/him.
The sun pops out of the ocean rather quickly.
Manatees are so ugly they are cute. Alligators are not cute. Dolphins are always cute.
When a restaurant doesn’t have Rock shrimp, Georgia Whites are a damned good substitute.
Magazine ink comes off on your skin when you prop it on your sun-screened legs.
2 for 1 marguerites are goooooood.
It is possible to strap your adult children to a parasail and fly them like kites.
If you don’t tell the waitress you want unsweet ice tea, guess what? Sweet tea!
Hot tubs under a starry sky are awesome!
Walking on the beach for exercise seems so much easier than a lap around your ‘hood.
I don’t know if I would have the same level of appreciation for this scenery if I lived here all the time…but I’d be willing to give it a try.
Vacations are too short. If your vacation is too short, you know you had a great time.
See you next month when my latest book is supposed to come out, Worlds Apart published by Blush!