We just returned from one last vacation before school starts tomorrow. This was our first visit to Edisto Beach, an island in South Carolina boasting one teeny, tiny grocery store, no fast food restaurants, dirt lanes, and miles of beautiful, rocky shores. I mean, there is n.o.t.h.i.n.g to do...which was fine with us because doing absolutely n.o.t.h.i.n.g was what we wanted to do.
Nothing, that is, except swimming, walking along the beach, watching the opening ceremony of the Olympics, and playing boardgames during an afternoon thunderstorm.
Nothing, except going for a candlelight walk on the beach one night, and the next morning discovering the tracks of a loggerhead turtle that came in from the sea to bury her eggs, the area already roped off by local volunteers who patrol the shore every morning for new nests.
Nothing, except reading late into the night, laughing at our four year old wrestling with his older brothers, and eating junk food (our first meal on the island: sub sandwiches, Sour Patch Kids candy, soda, and Klondike ice-cream bars).
And it was lovely doing absolutely n.o.t.h.i.n.g because, starting tomorrow, we will be doing absolutely e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g!