Do you all hear those cathedral bell and the distant voices of angels singing? That’s what I hear as the school year ends. I’ll be going in tomorrow long enough for a luncheon and to straightening a few things and then I’m free as a bird. I’m not sure anyone but a teacher or former teacher can understand the joy I’m feeling.
Although I know it will go quickly, at this moment summer is rolled out in front of me like a soft, green carpet of grass and sunshine. And I know a wonderful way to begin this summer, something we should all be doing more, getting together with some fellow bloggers to enjoy a little sun and sand!
Last year Sunny and I flew to Las Vegas to meet for the first time. We liked the idea so well we decided to try it again and we were able to persuade Katie to join us. It will evolve an airport visit for each of us, then a little drive to paradise.
Our plans include talking, laying by the pool, talking, walking along the beach, talking, eating out, talking, taking a few pictures, talking and maybe a little drinking. Are you getting the flavor of this visit? And this is about how we'll all look.
My only worry is the expectations of blogland – last year I could tell you wanted some wild tales of adventure from Sunny and me and I felt like we disappointed. As much fun as I think it would be to be Cassie or Sue or Annie – this is real life and not nearly as story worthy as good fiction. So where we may not sound as exciting when we write of sitting in the hot tub or napping by the pool, we are all extremely excited to be getting together.
Now if I felt there would be any consequences from wild behavior I suppose I’d at least consider it, but unfortunately for Sunny and me we could get tattoos, run up enormous bar bills, flirt outrageously with gorgeous men (assuming we could get any to look our way) or fly to another country for a day of shopping with out telling our guys and I’m afraid Nick and Ray might no even lift an eyebrow. Now Rob… well, if Katie gets herself in trouble she might have a hard time sitting. And yes you are picking up on just a little envy there.
Hopefully you’ll all wish us well and come back to hear the stories of what we’ve really done (or perhaps the cover story we’ll come up with). Maybe next year our ‘girl’s trip’ will have even more of us visiting.