To me it seems things are a little gloomier than normal lately - it seems everyone I know is hurting in some way so I thought we could all use a little vacation, a little sun and perhaps a little something with an umbrella.
As I made my commute to work this morning, I was channel surfing when I came across Margaritaville - an oasis of escape and I thought...that's just what I need (and I'm bringing you along too!)
Music often brings memories to life and today's was no exception.
Years ago when I was still in the military I was stationed on a tiny island and one of our regular haunts was called "The Boat." This place was nothing special, it was a large sailboat that had been pulled up on land had a BAR built around it, a custom tarp put over it (with the sail sticking up thru the middle) and the coldest beer you could imagine. The ocean, blues and greens, lapped at the edge just beyond the pavement slab we congregated at. Pool was free and there was always Jimmy Buffet playing thru the speakers. $2 longnecks and excellent music...what more could you ask for in your early 20's? I hoped it would never change.
It seems like forever ago that I was that person who could so easily turn a dark and dreary day around with just a little Cheeseburger In Paradise, but as the world keeps turning I get a little further from that person. Sometimes we need to be reminded that just because we don't live there doesn't mean we can't visit from time to time.
Today I'm headed over to Margaritaville with my flip flops and sunglasses...You bring the salt and I'll bring the Lime and together we'll escape this cold for just a bit!