Sunday, February 3, 2013

Solo Vacation - Day 1

This week I'm chronically my solo vacation/writing retreat in Florida.  This is the first time I've taken a real solo vacation.  So far, it's both exciting and lonely.  I'm enjoying the warm weather immensely.  I'm having fun doing whatever I want, when I want.  But, I also miss my family and wish they were here to share in the experience.

And yet.

This solo trip is a true getaway.  A chance to write, to soak up some Vitamin D, and enjoy some little adventures.  All on my own.

Day 1:

1. I walked on the beach where I saw shells, a little sandpiper, and a fisherman.

Siesta Key Beach, Florida

2. Wrote by the pool and turned a little bit pink.  (Note to self:  Wear sunscreen tomorrow!)

The Pool

3. Damaged my rental car (slightly).  Oops.

(No Picture = No Proof!)

4. Visited the Marie Selby Gardens.



Bamboo - which is actually a type of grass!

Who knows?

5. Made a new friend named Hildegard who is also a solo-vacationer.  Hildegard has already invited me over to see her condo and admire the master shower that has two water heads.  She thinks it's the honeymoon suite.  Hildegard is from Canada.  She's in her 70's.

On tap for tomorrow:  Seeing alligators at Myakka River State Park, writing, and wearing sunscreen!


  1. You are off to a good start! How do plan to to assess the experience? Pages written? Sense of well being? No sun burn? Have fun!

    1. Good question! I think how much writing I get done and how much sun I absorb are good indicators of a trip well worth it.