Wednesday, May 13, 2009
PLEASE DON'T MAKE ME GO THERE!
My oh MY! I hate leaving the Keys! I don't care that civilization, shopping, and metropolitan life are only 100 miles away. It gives me profound sadness to travel north on the Overseas Highway, enjoying the view of the ocean while going over bridges and islands knowing that I'm headed to the messy, rude, traffic-crazy place called Miami. It drives me nuts to know I have to be in a state of permanent stress while I drive, park, sit in endless traffic. I HATE MIAMI!! I HATE GOING THERE!! And not even the prospect of good things--friends, shopping, Peruvian food, Ikea---can make me feel differently. Funny, I never felt that way about Daytona Beach...I LOVED living there, knowing that it was calm, polite and soothing to the eyes. Miami is just a clusterfuck full of cars, loud people and road rage-namely mine. So my friends, please! Come and SEE ME HERE!! Don't make me go up there!
But I'm back and planning my next little venture out into the deep blue sea. The weather is perfect for boating. And I'm starting to look pale by Keys standards. And the weekend is upon us. I have an ICU shift in Key West tomorrow, and then.....freedom!!
So I'll be headed for Bahia Honda State Park, navigate the boat under the old bridge and park it in a blue hole somewhere. And let the day flow and ebb......