pretty houses, the prettiest roses I've ever seen
ride out to Sankaty Lighthouse
We spotted a seal then swam with him later. Can you see it?
I'll remember sleeping in. I'll remember how cozy it feels on an island where, really, it's impossible to get lost. I'll remember Dr. Gooch's greasy hands from reattaching my bike chain. I'll remember how cold the Atlantic is that far North. I'll remember how he didn't think about work once and how I thought about our children the whole time. Seth would have loved the lighthouses. Lucy and Hazel would have gone gaga over the roses and hydrangea EVERYWHERE. Avery would have had about five Watermelon Creams and then begged for more.
Someday I hope to return with our four rascals and make some more of these memories with them. Hopefully it won't be another 13 years, though...after this you might appreciate a lengthy break.