I’ve been feeling more anxious and depressed every day about the political situation, and I don’t feel like any of our efforts are really helping. Sometimes I feel like I’m losing my mind. It’s so easy to get bogged down in negativity, fear and hopelessness when the opposition is so nasty and overwhelming and you no longer have the slightest doubt of the horrifying reality that you are being held hostage in your own country — a country that is being run by the worst human beings imaginable.
I definitely need to clear my head and get away from all that for awhile. My annual trip to Florida to visit my son can’t get here soon enough. I leave tomorrow before dawn (I love driving before dawn on a long road trip — here’s an article I wrote in 2016 about that). Depending on traffic, we should arrive in Tampa (that’s where he lives now) late in the day.
Our hotel has a lovely pool and hot tub, and serves continental breakfast. We’ll be spending time with my son when we can (he can’t get off work). I think this time one of the plans is to hit Treasure Island! We had planned to go last year but never got around to it.
After four days there, my daughter and I are driving to Clearwater Beach and spending four days there, right on the beach!
I’ll be posting pictures, so keep checking back!