Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Two Tickets to Paradise

...won't you, pack your bags we'll leave tonight...I've got two tickets to paradise...Not exactly how the song goes, but you get the picture. We actually fly out very early Friday morning!! I've tried very hard not to think about this trip for fear that my summer would whizzzz by, and quite frankly, I think I've done a fairly good job. But dagnabbit anyways!! - my summer has flown by quite nicely all on it's own. I can't believe that fall is just around the corner. Technically, the first day of fall takes place on September 22 if you check the calendar, but by my personal calculations, I detect a nip in the air and the scent of fall all around me. On my most recent trail ride in the mountains, I happened to notice the leaves are turning colors and there's a crispness in the mornings that wasn't there until recently. School days are coming up rather quickly and it feels good to snuggle under the covers at night. And, a sure sign of autumn are the apples that are being scarfed up at an alarming rate practically before they hit the ground by the horses...sigh...time stops for no one (thanks Mick). So...what's a gal to do???

Why...head to paradise of course!!!!! Yeaaahh baby!!! We are leaving for Kailua, on the island of Oahu. Yippee!! Now, I am relenting all my inhibitions and letting go of all my worries and strife and plan on doing absolutely nothing but bask in the Hawaiian sun, swim in the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean, eat, drink, shop, whatever my little ole heart desires...can you say swim with the dolphins??? Oh yes, I've always wanted to get up close and personal with a dolphin. One of my bucket list things, don't ya know. Actually, I'll be crossing off two things from that list. Going to a tropical island and getting acquainted with a dolphin...maybe even more than one...if they're friendly and in the mood, of course.

Now is the time to get excited. I've decided it's okay.

Today is my last day of work for almost two weeks, and I'm sooo looking forward to a little rest and relaxation that I could fairly bust!! Wish us well, won't you?

A little prayer that our plane doesn't take a nosedive into the big drink would be appreciated too. No pitstops, no unexpected landings in shark-infested waters is not too much to ask - is it?

Bye all.

Blessings from cingspots :)