. . . if you are not from “Merlin” this might not make sense to you, but if you are a MD resident then you know it means we are off to OC! Yippee. It is ridiculous how excited I am about our trip to the beach. You would think we are going for the summer – I am so giddy – but nope. One night. John was able to take a little time off and I didn’t have clients scheduled so off we go! My husband thinks I am some kind of a nut because I started packing and getting ready to go three days ago, and I’ve been talking about it since I booked the hotel. It’s funny to me too because this time three years ago (pre-wee one) we were just returning with a group of a wonderful friends from a resort on a teeny weeny island off of the coast of South Sulawesi. (If any of my dive buddies are reading this, I miss you guys). Our trip began in Bali with a few days exploring and touring, and then 10 days at Wakatobi, and then our last night back in Bali at the Ritz Carlton, before heading on to Singapore. O.M.G. It was so over-the-top I can’t even describe it. We had our own private pool for goodness sakes, and our villa was larger than my first apartment. Um, ok, I just looked at their site to get the link and THAT was our room.
The reason that I bring all of this up is because I wouldn’t trade my up coming two-days-and-one-night-in-Ocean-City WITH my family for a month at the Ritz Carlton Bali without them. My passport is safely tucked away and will be dusted off in due time, I’m sure. We can’t wait to show our little girl the world as we’ve seen it, and to visit new places along the way. There’s no education, in my opinion, like traveling and experiencing the culture, history and people of other Countries and spending time together while doing so.
In the meantime though, we’ll be here in Merlin, just a couple of hours south, Down the Ocean, ‘hon.
Please note that I am leaving my computer at home, so I will not have access to email while I’m gone. Yes, really honey, I am. I promise. I’m not bringing it. If you REALLY need to reach me by phone, you can do so, but I may not be able to answer because I might be covered in powdered sugar with my mouth stuffed with funnel cake, or I might be chasing my own toddler on the beach, with my camera.
When I get back from the trip – I PROMISE I will have dates for beach shoots later in the summer. Part of my to-do list while I am sitting in the sand
(Oh, and really quick, for those of you who received your galleries after the proofing marathon that has been happening in my office for the past few days…thank you :blush: I will take your sweet comments on vacation with me.