Perfect Vacation

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

They drove to the same island, checked into the same hotel. Had dinner together, slept in the same room.

But the next morning, they each dressed appropriately for their day, kissed goodbye, and went happily on their separate ways.

He rented a bicycle, took plenty of water and food for lunch, and zipped off to see whatever he could.

She toted her beach gear to the sand: An umbrella, a blanket, water, nibbles, and BOOKS! Huge sunglasses and a visored hat gave her isolation. No interruptions, no conversation. She read, dozed, gazed all day.

Reunited, they enjoyed dinner.

20 thoughts on “Perfect Vacation

  1. Dear Linda,

    Hmmm….this has a familiar ring to it. πŸ˜‰ Of course I’m a firm believer in letting your partner have his/her space. And, of course, capitalizing on those things you enjoy doing together. Lovely story.



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    1. Thanks, Isadora. That summer cold turned out to be Covid. I began to suspect it when I started feeling completely fatigued for no reason at all. I’m better now, past the contagious stage (so they say!) but still feel very tired. Not fun at all. Don’t know what I’d have done if I still had a houseful of kids to care for!


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