Sunday, February 05, 2012

We have arrived.

We were to fly OUT of Madison at 6:30 am but our intended plane had some sort of mechanical problem. Lucky for our full plane load there was another plane just sitting around doing nothing. We had a three hours lay over in Detroit so the slight delay didn't faze Zeus and me. I sat next to a very tall young man who was positively scrunched in his seat. To take him mind off of his discomfort we discussed his tour of colleges for his graduate interviews. I  wished him luck.
Detroit has these large plant planters around with large stones being used as decorative mulch. I love how people felt the urge to make their marks on the rocks.

We had breakfast with Don Quixote and he was apparently as tired as I was. I remember when Zeus and I were first married and because we traveled to Wisconsin so Zeus could get his Master's degree in English, in one year.
Zeus provided me with a reading list of books that he thought I would enjoy reading.  I sighed and looked at the list and decided to "improve" my reading education by starting with

The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of LaMancha.
I fell in love with the book. 
When we took our middle son, James, to college, Boston College treated the parents to a fantastic
back to school type of experience. They provided us with mini lectures and the reading list for the incoming freshman.  I wish I still had that list. Maybe I'll see if I can get a new one. I would love to see what's been added.

Here is the view from our 10th floor balcony. Beyond the pool and buildings is the ocean. I'm sure you will be seeing a picture of that in the morning light.
The hotel is beautiful Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Our rooms are lovely.
Ok, I admit I like to see towels folded this way. They make me smile.
I'm tired, it's been a long day. We rented a convertible, a silver Mustang. We're wild we are.
My mother informed me that nobody that lives in Florida would ever have a convertible. That's us, tourists in our convertible. That's me, with my hair blowing all over the place, holding that pinwheel and squealing, WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
I'll hollar at ya all later.



  1. Looks fabulous! Enjoy the sun and hold that pinwheel high. D

  2. Like the silly commercial....pure adrenalin !!! Enjoy the moment and wheeeeee!!!! in your convertible!!! Rest and enjoy the passage of time. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  3. "Savor the Day!" as I always say!

  4. Looks great! Enjoy and hope you have great weather!!