Tuesday, August 16, 2011

“Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometers.” – George Carlin

Edward Cole: I envy people who have faith, I just can't get my head around it.
Carter Chambers: Maybe because your head's in the way.
(from the movie - The Bucket List)
I'm going on a road trip and I'm taking you with me! The heart attack my hubby had a few months back has  turned out to be a clarion call to travel and see his family. He & I are loading up the SUV & taking the cardiac recovery show on the road. The hubbs has an itinerary planned & printed out. I'm sure a map quest route is in my future as well. I'm the driver because I am prone to carsickness when I sit in the passenger seat.  There are rumours that I might have some control issues.  Whatever. 

We'll be starting out on the east coast of Florida to visit family then heading north to North Carolina to see some more kinfolk in the Wilmington area. We'll come back home for 10 days then fly to the Philadelphia area for a week.Looking his mortality in the face has given him an uncharacteristic sense of urgency. He wants to spend time with sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, in-laws, & out-laws to reconnect. He also has this sudden desire to locate more family & has found 2,500 hot prospects with the same last name on facebook. "No dice" I told him.  Until he catches up with the ones he already knows he can't dig up any new ones.

 So Essential Beachcomber is going mobile with the hubbs in tow (or visa versa).  I'm actually starting my road trip a few days early with a day on Sanibel.(You gotta balance things out) I'll be like those 2 old guys in the balcony on The Muppets just giving my spin on everything I see & hear as I travel 1,500 miles with the love of my life.  It seems he also has an urgency to talk about anything & everything all the sudden. There is something about going 70-ish mph down the Interstate that provokes authenic conversation - talk or jump baby! So instead of spreading out the meaningful conversations over 30 years I guess I'll just be getting one big dose. 
My Honey & me 


  1. You're just the best little writer and funny person. Have a fabulous road trip with your honey...I'll be checking in for the reports...and your post loaded very quickly this time :)

  2. Sometimes it takes something major to give the wake up call. Enjoy your travels and family!

  3. Sounds wonderful to me! Enjoy each other. :)

  4. Best, Best Wishes to you - You are doing the right thing - appreciating every moment life has to offer you is what makes a life worth living.

    Take good care of yourselves and blessings to you both on your journey.

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  5. Having experienced my husbands heart surgery by his side, I think I get where your hubby is coming from. Enjoy your journey!

  6. Oh Girl....after just finishing a weeklong trek in motorhome with hubbs and then 12 days in mexico with him.......whew!! I know exactly what you speak of when saying he wants to talk all of a sudden...since getting home, I've been in a bubble of "me"....and my space!!! So, Good Luck! and glad that ya'll are taking the time to do things NOW...it's so important.
    Keep us posted about your travels!!

  7. Have FUN! Enjoy the time together! :)
    Blessings <3

  8. Unfortunately, it takes tragedy or near tragedy to focus us on what's important in life. Safe travels.

  9. I am really looking forward to reading about your travels. I now you'll have lots of interesting things to talk about.

  10. Have a wonderful time together on your roadtrip, and with each other xx


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