OK, so I stole this idea from the New York Times Sunday Styles section, but at least I’m giving credit.
This week I am going on a whirlwind solo trip just for the heckuvit to the Clearwater Beach/St. Petersburg area. And I really mean whirlwind, as in leaving our house in Windermere (southwest of Orlando) at 4am to arrive by 6am for a beach-side run, then a morning of beach/poolside reading, museum visits, boutique “research”, happy hour and seaside dinner and then another beach-hugging run and al fresco breakfast before heading straight back to the boutique.
I haven’t done something like this since my single years in DC right out of college when most every weekend I made a day or overnight adventure happen because somehow I was wise enough to know to do it when I had the freedom.
So bringing it back … I need to pack.
In the spirit of the NY Times, here goes. (Click on the images for a zoom view.)