An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Absolutely Nothing

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!

6 comments:

Soutenus said...

Sounds wonderful!
I hope the kids enjoy school this year. Take a deep breath, dive in and YOU enjoy, too!

:o) mg said...

See you there.

Lisa said...

This sounds l.o.v.e.l.y!! Blessings on "opening day" of the school year!

Holly said...

Absolutely n.o.t.h.i.n.g is good thing. Good luck with school starting! We start next week...

Darla said...

Sounds like an absolute d.r.e.a.m! :)

LaDonnaMobile said...

This sounds like the PERFECT vacation spot! I have never enjoyed tourist traps full of people . . . I'd much rather be in a spot like this!