Enjoying the View from Here

So, hubby and I are spending a week on Bald Head Island, on the coast of North Carolina. Our boys decided they didn't want to make this trip, so it's just the two of us. We realized today that this is the first time since our honeymoon that we've been on a whole week's vacation on our own. That honeymoon was twenty-three years ago next week.

Perhaps this is why we found ourselves remarkably relaxed almost as soon as we arrived. This is, no doubt, a relaxing place. One leaves the car on the mainland and takes the ferry to the island. One walks, or bikes, or takes an electric golf cart to the beach or harbor or market. Our house is in the woods and all we hear are birds and bugs. It is a very relaxing place.

But also, we are very happy to be alone together for an extended period. (For us, living in two cities, a week is an extended period!) We are enjoying being relaxed together--perhaps because we don't get to be together all that much these days.

So, the view from here is very fine. We climbed the lighthouse, Old Baldy, pictured below, today and got a bird's eye view of the island. And at home in the screened porch we are getting a view of our life together. We are content, and we are grateful for what we have.


Perpetua said…
So glad you'e enjoying yourself and relaxing, Penny.