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....
Location, location, location:
1. Sonoran Desert or Southern Utah;
2. Cape Cod beach house, ideally right on the beach so we can step out the door onto the sand; or
3. Big City anywhere on any continent, though I need to be real about the $$$ cost of getting to where I'm going and staying there.
1) What book(s) will you bring?
Bible; Nan C. Merrill's Psalms for Praying; stack of wide-ruled looseleaf paper; 3 70-page notebooks - one each for writing theology, making Commonplace Book-type notes and miscellaneous other stuff; 1 spiral-bound journal book for actual journaling. In addition, 2 or 3 still to be determined books I want to read, though how much reading I end up doing always is up for grabs.
2) What music accompanies you?
MP3 player with a few dozen faves; the car radio (assuming I drive there and do some driving while there) and the songs that play a lot in my head.
3) What essentials of everyday living must you take (as in the health and beauty aids aisle variety)?
Shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrush, sunscreen, deodorant (need I mention that?), razor, comb, lots of body lotion; makeup for when we go out for a nice dinner. Oh, you know the rest, since most likely I've omitted something.
4) What technological gadgets if any, will you take with you or do you leave it all behind?
MP3 player; cell phone
5) What culinary delights will you partake in while there?
All the local specialties, and depeneding on the length of time away, at least 2 or 3 full lunches or dinners. Despite loving breakfast, I don't like to spend $$$ on it, but at least one opulent breakfast spread would be great.
As a bonus question, what makes for a perfect day on vacation for you?
Before I noticed Cathy had asked "a perfect day on vacation" I'd written,
A full day to pack and prepare before leaving; a full day back home before returning to a more usual schedule.
I'm leaving that on this blog and will describe my vacation day, too: out of bed at first light or earlier, depending on the time of year; coffee on the deck or veranda; prayer time; breakfast; ...low-demand trail hiking or urban trekking; local lunch; fine art museum or nature walk; tasty dinner; evening conversation.