Thursday, October 11, 2012
Taking The Dare
Over the course of a couple weeks one too many people encouraged me to take Rex to the beach for a getaway. I finally told Rex, "Mention it one more time and we are going." So we did. A beach trip doesn't seem like you would need a dare, but with his fair Irish completion and health issues, we were not sure how it would go.
Of course the big hesitation for both of us was that we have not traveled since his health has changed. Not only would I be doing all of the driving, but how he feels can change suddenly and that is a lot trouble and money to sit in a condo. And then as someone said, if you are going to sit in bored, why not do it at the beach? Brilliant! So off we went with back up plans of movies, reading, and hand sewing. How was the trip? Some days a challenge for both of us, but I had my attitude in the right place and handled the ups and downs, the physical limitations and his lack of words with more patience than normal.
We did have a good time and will always remember eating fresh peaches on the beach while watching the sunset. Maybe we appreciate things like that more when they are a little more trouble.