Three decades ago, Blowfish and I walked this "aisle" to the glass church in the woods where we were married on the second Tuesday in May at 6pm. The chapel is on Siesta Key, a barrier island on a spit of land between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A lovely place to make a vow of a lifetime. The location is replete with symbols of timelessness:
big skies, big ocean, endless tides, endless sunshine.
No one who marries here could fail to understand the size of the commitment. Huge. It is probably a very good thing that word
begins with a hug.
In recognition of this event, Blowfish and I are going forth to have some fun on another island.
There is much to look forward to. Because it is also Mother's Day weekend and the beginning of the season for this location, there is a lot going on. There is an art festival, a music festival and taste of the islands event with participating restaurants. There are wine tastings in interesting locations.
I sailed on one of these last Summer is Charleston Harbor so I thought taking Blowfish out
for an authentic Pirates activity ( drinking, eating, wenching) ) would, er ..... float his boat.
He on the other hand is looking forward to this:
To be fair this is not just a big pile of sand.
it is the largest sand dune in the USA
I thought it was interesting
I read the warnings
Now I am trying to divert his interests here:
The Wright Brothers Museum
Nearby, he actually can book a ride on a bi-plane.
(I will take pictures and wave)
He will be less interested in visiting these
but he will
with a good spirit
and a kind heart
His reward will be
home to the award winning 1587 Restaurant
Frommer's said this:
"...offers the best, creative cuisine along the Outer Banks"
these are the official greeters at our accommodations
Where we will be staying in the Secret Garden Bungalow
which we will enjoy
more than we planned
if the weather
looks like this
this looks familiar
maybe walking the plank
for a different