Sunday, July 11, 2010
We're back! Back from the beach, back to blogging. Though we dragged the computer 6 hours in the car, 30 minutes on a boat and 20 minutes bumping over boardwalks in a cart to get to the house, there was no internet access. Several people sweetly offered up their wifi but I never seemed to make it to their houses for anything other than dinner, drinks or conversations.
We were forced to spend hours on the beach reading and napping. We walked into town every morning to select something delicious for dinner. We had dance parties on the deck after these dinners and more starlit walks on the beach. No matter how much sunscreen I applied, how many umbrellas I sat under and how much I lived in a hat, I am tanned and my hair is very blonde. I will be in big trouble with my hairdresser.
We left the island at 5:00pm Saturday, shouted out a "Hey Brooklyn" to Denise and Marie as we drove through and arrived home at 11:00. We could have stayed another day, but we missed our garden. We took a flashlight stroll around the grounds and chanted thank you, thank you to the 3 friends and neighbors who watered for us while we were gone. It was 105 degrees here. Everything is alive and healthy except for the cucumber. And that was looking suspiciously diseased before we left.
I am happy to be home. As Joni Mitchell sang, " I miss my clean white linens and my fancy French cologne". And I missed my blogging buddies. I'm off to check in and see what each and everyone of you were up to this week. And how the East Coast girls survived the heat wave.