I can’t believe I’m saying this but…
I’m leaving the lake.
Yup…going on vacation.
Just as the weather & the water are warming up, just as the leaves are unfurling, the flowers blooming, that perfect summer time is finally approaching & everything we wait for all through the long cold winter is nearly here, I’m packing up.
To add insult to injury, I’m not traveling to some other warm & lovely spot…I’m going NORTH!!! Back to cooler temperatures, back to sweaters & sweatshirts, & maybe even (God forbid) mittens… I’m off to the Canadian Rockies. Wish I could tell you I’m overjoyed to be going, that I’ve been chomping at the bit to just jump in the car & zoom away.
Truthfully, I alternate between counting the days & wishing I were already back. The dock’s in – the boat’s not. The flowers are blooming – the vegetables are still at the garden center. The floors are clean – the windows are not. Some neighbors are here – some are not. The new septic system is done – the roof is not. I’ve kayaked – not sailed. The shops are open – my money is still in my wallet. I’ve waded – not jumped.
On the one hand, I always love the way the summer consumes me & will miss the rhythm of the waves & the days. On the other, every single person I’ve talked to who has visited the Canadian Rockies extolls their extraordinary beauty.
I’m trying to open my mind, loosen my grip, let go & just enjoy the journey. But I swear to you now…
If I have to touch snow again I will simply weep!
Me…I guess I’m off to pack for the journey!!!