Sunday, February 6, 2011

White sand or white snow, which do you prefer?

Those who really know me, know that I'd prefer white sand between my toes to white snow on my boots. I'd rather have a soft drink with a thin straw than suck on a thick icicle like I did when I was a little girl. I'd just as soon grin and bare it,
(my thunder thighs), than cover them in multiple layers of winterwear.

So folks, come along with me to Critter Alley and travel down Dixie way to a sandy beach where the separation of blue skies and turquoise water is indistinguishable. I promise it won't cost you one penny, no airfare, no packing. Just lay your pen down, turn your phone off and tell your family you're leaving for vacation and you'll be back soon. You will return without smelly seashells, sunburns and snapshots to download. The promise of a relaxing good time and a reprieve from winter awaits you. If you want to, tell Pat that this travel agent sent you. Reserve a spot for me.

10 comments:

Tammy said...

Love it. Here's a nerdy confession: I put wallpaper from the places I'd like to visit on my desktop and play with Google Earth as part of my pretend vacations. it's the closest I'm likely to get. Sigh.

Sioux Roslawski said...

I much prefer the snow than the sand. You can always layer more to keep warm. To keep cool, there is only so much that can be taken off before all your friends, family and anyone within seeing distance shout, "Put it back on!"

Linda O'Connell said...

Ha! Tammy, you should see my screensaver. I have a picture of the very chair I lounged in when we were in Mexico, overlooking the beach. I sit in it often in my mind and pine away.

Linda O'Connell said...

Siuox,
I know what you mean:) but I'd rather sweat than shiver.

Susan said...

Ahhhh, I could feel the warm air and the palms moving, Linda. Thanks for the pina colada, too. Mmmmmm. Yummy. What's that noise? WHAT? A snowplow? OMG. My sweet dream turned into a real live nightmare. Slippin and slidin instead of "Down Mexico way." Susan

Linda O'Connell said...

Susan,
You got me! I was on that beach when those plows came through ;)

Barb Hodges said...

Yes, that was a fun post. I prefer the sand myself, although I think snow offers me more inspiration.

diannagraveman said...

Love both white sand AND white snow, Linda! Right now, though, I'm thinking white sand sounds just a little better. :) It is possible to have too much of a good thing.

Linda O'Connell said...

Hi Barb,
I am more sluggish in winter and walk more in warmer weather. That old groundhog didn;t see his shadow, so maybe....

Linda O'Connell said...

Dianna,
Anything but more snow!