Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Spring Break 06

The best thing about being a teacher is you always get to stay a kid.

I measure my life in chunks of time:

summer

spring break

Christmas

Easter Sunday Caitlin and I packed up our battered sleeping bags and headed off for an adventure.

We drove over to Dauphin Island with a brief stop to pick up the intrepid Desiree.

We pulled up to my dear friends Leisa and Peter's house, two refugees from a Jimmy Buffett song and livers of the good life.

 We pile into the boats for a ride to Sand Island, which is a big sand bar out in the Gulf. Sky so blue it hurts your eyes, silver dolphins glinting in the sun, white caps bumping your bottom on the bow.

Three days with my daughter and her friends on the island where we were not just mom and child, but equals working together at playing hard.

Late nights around the campfire.

drinking too much

eating too much

getting too much sun

Too much of everything is just enough!

I renewed a friendship with Ila, made a new one with Theresa, enjoyed Caitlin's friends Samamtha, Jessica and Will, who when I asked him who made him so pretty, his mom or his dad, replied, "It took both of them", with his perfect white smile.

We laughed over things that are so funny at the time and so impossible to explain. I will always remember the lipless coyotes.

It was like this...nope, cant' explain it.

The birds fly around and around the island until it makes you dizzy to try and follow them with your eyes.

The only sounds are wind and waves and laughter.

If I could get a supply boat to come out there, I wouldn't come home.

 

9 comments:

lurkynat said...

wow
It sounds so wonderful there!
thanks for sharing it with us ! love you!
natalie

karebear4x4 said...

You always have sooo much fun   i must come see you some day:-)!~kbear

am4039 said...

I work for the school as a lunch lady. I love my job. I work full time. I love the days off too. I look forward to it.

psychfun said...

Man my springbreak wasn't anywhere near this fun! I'll have to plan for next year! HA!

demandnlilchit said...

I liked that boys answer too! I always say, "My Momma gets all the credit cuz my Daddy was ugly as sin, boy oh so charming!" lol

bgilmore725 said...

wish I was with you, Marti! Sounds like a relaxing week off from school. bea

gdireneoe said...

Awww!  Sweet pic!  I do the same...chunks of time.  I have the same feeling (no going home), when I go back to South Dakota...:::sigh:::... Glad you had a good time. ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

lifes2odd said...

That sounds perfect! I'm so glad you had such a nice time!
Great photo too! Martha :-)

cyndygee said...

Great photo!  Great time!  Thanks for sharing, Marti.

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