My immediate response should have been "HECK YES," but here's a thing about me--I'm not great at "yes."
Admittedly, this was an easy adventure--it involved throwing some shorts and t-shirts into a backpack, taking a ferry, and then walking and lounging on a beautiful island off Boothbay.
Nothing to fear in that offer, I tell you. Nothing!
But I was tired. It had been a long weekend with two long road trips. I spend my life making plans--for the classes I teach, for my daughter's activities, for what we might eat for dinner on any given night--and sometimes when it's time to make plans just for me, I'm burnt out!
It was going to take at least a little bit of Oomph to get my act together and go.
But I'm not completely stupid.
Of course I said "yes!"
Jon couldn't come--he had to go back to work--but Kevin and I packed our bags and set our plan in motion. In true me-fashion, I was nervous about taking Kevin by myself, but it was too good of an opportunity for him to miss, too.
Turns out, Squirrel Island is magical.
|This fairy house was constructed by a dentist. |
There are real teeth on the shelf in the front yard.
|Happy Adventure Dog|
He doesn't even mind swimming in the seaweed.
Thanks, Joan, to you and your wonderful family for hosting Kevin and me! We had a truly splendid visit.