Friday Five: Getaway Island Edition

This week, Cathy is thinking about stealing away.

We snitched a bit of time on an quiet island nearby this week. It was a last minute plan, escaping with a minimal amount of preparation. One must have essentials that make it a relaxing time. Perhaps you have had this opportunity to escape, or maybe it's only been a thought to get away. However, suppose you were told to pack some essentials for a trip to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Describe your location, in general or specific terms and....

1) What book(s) will you bring?

I will bring every Jennifer Crusie book I own. Which is most of them (even out of print ones). Because I absolutely love the women that she writes. The men are OK, but the women are seriously cool people.

2) What music accompanies you?
Jimmy Buffet. How can you enjoy the beach without Fruitcakes?

3) What essentials of everyday living must you take (as in the health and beauty aids aisle variety)?
Sunscreen, cleanser, toner, moisturizer. Shampoo and conditioner. Jsut the basics.

4) What technological gadgets if any, will you take with you or do you leave it all behind?
I will leave it all behind. Well, I might take my phone in case of emergency, but I'm turning that puppy off.

5) What culinary delights will you partake in while there?
Lots of seafood. Whatever's local. And vats of sweet tea.

As a bonus question, what makes for a perfect day on vacation for you?
I love lazy days and fancy nights. Let me bum around outside all day, no makeup, sweaty and recharging through the solar panel in my belly. Then let's clean up and paint the town red!


  1. Sounds way fun and relaxing! Is that you in the photo? If so, you look so carefree!

  2. Yep, I was being a flamingo in Rehoboth last summer.

  3. Hey Hey! You BETCHA we're BUCKEYES! QuakerPastor and me are the loudest ones... :)
    So yeah - GO BUCKS!
    And yeah, join me for seafood!

  4. Sweet tea? well hon-ay why didn't you say so? Be right over!

  5. I'll let you have the sweet tea. Thanks for the book tip!

  6. Sounds great!

    I love flamingos, by the way. I kept pink plastic flamingos on my balcony during Indiana winters to remind me that someplace the sun was shining. Don't need the reminder so much now that I'm in So Cal. :-)

  7. Ah yes, Jimmy Buffet. Finest buffet for holiday musical feasting.

  8. An Iowan just home from the Texas winter...

    1) book. just read Joe Merchant by Jimmy Buffett
    2)Music, also Jimmy on the beach
    3)only drinks for the beach, rum, Corona,
    sun tea
    4)on the beach only a telephone maybe my ipod
    5)a sandwich, while on the bike ride or beach
    walk, tacos lunch or beer and burgers on
    South Padre Island
    Bonus.....perfect day? bike rides, long beach
    walks picking up shells...visit with the
    Canadiens....relax and read....walk out on the
    jetty and take a lot of photographs....

    Come on down to the Valley and relax.........


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