Saturday, April 10, 2010

Those Pink Patches Are Snow

KEY WEST, FL  -- This time of year, living in North Idaho ain't so hot -- literally. The Idaho Panhandle is having what's politely termed, "a late spring." No spring at all, is more like it. It was snowing at the Spokane Airport the day I left for the Florida Keys.

So here I am, wasting away in Margaritaville, searching for my lost shaker of salt, to quote Jimmy Buffet. It sure is nice here. The white-sand beaches and auquamarine-blue, clear waters are as sublimely beautiful in real life as they appear in tourist-luring photos.

This is a trip my husband and I had planned for a long time before he passed away. He wanted to fly here, rent a Harley, then ride the 90-mile Overseas Highway from mainland Florida to Key West. It's hard to believe it's been nearly a year since he crashed his bike and died on the same day my mom passed away. It's a good thing I'm able now to hear the rumble of Harleys passing by without "losing it." There are hundreds of Harley riders here who must have had the same idea as my husband. I can see where it would be a beautiful ride.

So, don't worry if you don't hear from me again for a few days. I'm busy working on my tan.


  1. What a lovely place to enjoy, away from the snow. Treasure the moments ...

    God bless their souls, as they sit at the feet of Jesus.

    Have a lovely weekend.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  2. I'm glad you are taking some time to be a way and in the sun. Enjoy the sun, the sea and the sand for all the rest of us who are landlocked! Will wait with patience to hear from the newly tanned you.

  3. God for you Donna! I love Key West - it has a unique vibe to it. People are generally laid back, chillin, taking in the ocean breezes and the warm sunshine.

    I think it is a perfect tonic to revitalize you after a long winter. Your hubby is along with you - cheering you on - thinking it's about time you took some time in the sun. Enjoy ... and hit the quirky little bookstores they have there.

  4. WOW! Key West! I've never been there but have thought about going a million times. Have a great time living on island time and soaking in the sunshine Donna!

  5. Donna - just wanted to thank you for the follow. I think we will have lots to share in the upcoming months. And btw, I meant to say "Good for you " not "God for you". I'm not that pushy! Take care.

  6. ah, Donna, enjoy the sun and the sand.


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