Thursday, July 10, 2008

Off to Whidbey Island!

Tomorrow my son, Adam, and I along with several of our neighbors are headed for Whidbey Island for four days and I'm already excited! We did this last year and it was such fun and such a beautiful place. It's been a good year, but there have been the down times, too, as always and I'm looking forward to some quiet time away from the city, the noise and all the things that tend to distract you from what is really important. A time to reflect not only on the year that was, but the year ahead and how we can make those positive changes in our lives we've been talking about, thinking about and putting off. I never really gave much thought to aging until the past couple of years as the aches and pains become a little harder to ignore. And there's the passing of old friends and relatives that forces you to face your own mortality. So I look forward to enjoying the quiet, the soothing presence of water all around, the fresh scents and sitting around a campfire with two and four legged friends. Granted it's a little harder getting into and sleeping in a tent these days, but then that's why I have an air mattress. Ah, the joys of old age!


Rain said...

That sounds like fun and the weather should be great for it. It is always good to get away into nature for awhile.

Sylvia K said...

Nature is the best way -- that I've found -- to soothe the spirit, the mind and the body and that's one of the many great things about the northwest -- you can find such incredible places without having to travel for days. It's one of the things I truly love about this area.

Rain said...

I agree with you about that totally. I was born in the NW and have always appreciated its beauty and so much diversity within a short drive. I haven't been to Whidbey but I love the Puget Sound area and bet it is beautiful.