Saturday, August 13, 2011

the Keys, the dock and special places

Do you have a special place?  A place where you feel most calm and peaceful?  A place where you can go or envision yourself when the world becomes too busy and crazy?  When I took Lamaze class years ago, they had us envision our peaceful place (instead I opted to meet with the anesthesiologist!)  When I took yoga class years ago, they had us meditate on our calm place (I was just trying my best not to get tied up in knots!).  But I do know where my special place is.  Back before I had my daughter, I used to visit the Florida Keys two or three times every year with my family and friends.  Those were some of my favorite times!  But, I always remember starting out our mornings having coffee on the dock and planning out our day.  And then in the afternoons, sitting out there waiting for the boats to come in to see what everyone caught.  Finally, later at night having dinner and telling stories out there until we got tired and drifted off to bed.  

This dock has seen some sights!  If you ask any one of my friends, they would be glad to tell you about the time that we had been out catching lobsters ALL DAY LONG, and when we finally got back, I jumped off the boat, and straight off the dock- right into the water- in front of everyone!  They will also tell you about the time that my brother saw some ducks "fighting" on the dock.  (Yeah, it was a boy and girl duck and they were so NOT fighting!)  After not being able to make it down to the Keys for nearly 9 years, I got to have my coffee on the dock yesterday morning.  

And this time, it was with my daughter! 

Welcome to my special place!



Mommy of Two said...

So sweet, I wish I had a special spot that pretty! My special spot is in my chair with a hot cappuccino.

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Brandi, Leslie and Amanda said...

Right now my special place IS my yoga class.. It's the only time I really get to be alone and focus on me. I love it.

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Emily said...


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Alexis (The Exhausted Mom) said...

I love the Keys....luckily I'm not that far from there so I can go for weekends...

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Della said...

That is so awesome! Thanks for sharing your special place. It's nice that you got to share it with your daughter, too. My special place is the Gulf. I love waking up before sunrise, and having my coffee on the beach. There is nothing like it!

My SoCal Life said...

that is divine!! I love going out on a boat...sigh...

my place is a beach..just sitting on the sand, listening to the ocean and reading book!

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Leontien said...

So nice to "meet" you! I came over from the super stalker hop and i'm glad i did!

Going to come back more often and read your stories!

Hope you come on over and check out my blog!

Grandma Bonnie said...

I have never been to the Keys. You special place looks so relaxing.
Stopping by from relax and surf Sunday.
Inviting you to stop by and check out my giveaway.

Rose said...

What a wonderful special spot. And so nice that you once again enjoying that spot and this time with your daughter. :-)

pamela r said...

That looks like a lovely place, sure you be making many more great memories there.

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Greta said...

Oooh, I'm jealous! We're in the Midwest, not lucky enough to be close to too much water. Glad you get to enjoy your special place with your daughter!

mom2kiddos said...

It is lovely to have a special place. I don't think I have one but I might want to create one now. Thanks.

angela said...

There's something about water that is just so very peaceful. Thanks for sharing! (with beautiful pictures, too!)

Galit Breen said...

I absolutely love the full circle of this- of your day in your past and of your life now as an adult with your daughter.

What a stunning way to showcase such an important place!

Mandyland said...

I had to giggle a little at the mediation part. I feel asleep the first time I tried to meditate with a group. :)

I loved how you took us on your journey here, describing the place that meant so much to you and then bringing us back.

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