Words of Wisdom
I remember our winter trip to the Everglades National Park. All 5 of us stayed crammed into that little hotel room in Flamingo. We took walks on boardwalks and ate Pickleweed (it did NOT taste like pickles!)and listened to the park rangers tell us about egret feathers used in women’s hats. There was even a slide show. We played ping pong, hung out in rattan chairs by the lobby and listened to Christmas carols every time we walked through the gift shop or ate in the restaurant. There were pelicans hanging out by the marina.
To me, it felt like we spent every Christmas break in the Everglades, so rich were the memories, though my mom would insist we only went that once. The hotel no longer exists in Flamingo, long since swept away by a hurricane. The rattan chairs and ping pong table faded in all but my memory. There may still be pelicans hanging around the marina, I don’t know, but those will be childhood memories that will last a life time- even munching on the salty pickleweed!
So enjoy the present. Revel in the little things, because one day you may look back and realize they were the big things, even that pickleweed!
Some Photos Have a Zillion Memories
The photo above was taken on my solo spring-hunting mission on the Silver River. The last time I rode the glass bottom boats over the bubbling springs, I had my mom by my side. Unbeknownst to me at the time, it would be our last adventure together. Make every day count. Keep every moment precious.
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