I made the mistake of refreshing pages of the Trip Advisor Sanibel Island Forum this morning. It made me feel kind of (and really I wish I had a different name for this, because it sounds pathetic)...homesick.
Honestly, I know I've not traveled much. So I really feel guilty for saying I love that place so much. Because how can I really know for sure?
Except that I just do. I guess. We're not going this summer. Which is cool.
I don't even want to think about the drive. I swore on the way home last year that the next time I visited my dear Sanibel, I would be arriving in a plane.
Unless of course someone said to me tomorrow, "Wanna drive with me to Sanibel." And I swear, it could be a complete stranger and I'd be all...SIGN ME UP.
But I digress. My mother has 6 days off of work at the end of this month. I have no idea where we'll be going, or what we'll be doing. With all that's gone on this year (social security, car problems, health issues) it's been difficult to find the time to plan an elaborate trip, so this year's motto seems to be, the world is our oyster. Whatever that means. They have to do something with the van first. But my best guess is we'll start driving and just see where we end up. I've heard mumblings of Charleston, Asheville, Hilton Head, camping, hotels with pools.
I'm kind of excited. I like a good adventure. And knowing my family it will be one. And in all honesty, I keep telling myself that anyplace is better than no place at all.
But Sanibel? Stay beautiful until I return.