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Perfect Spring Day: A&I Week 3 April Challenge

Friday, April 20, 2012

Assignment: Describe a perfect spring day and the activities you would participate in on that day.

All my loved ones would be gathered outdoors (maybe camping) somewhere on the San Juan Islands (one of my favorite spots on the planet, off the coast of Washington State). It would be a day with no clouds. I would get up just before dawn and go for a long run in the 45-degree F cool sea air, under the rising sun with a slight breeze. When I got back, someone else would have already made coffee exactly as I like it and prepared a healthy breakfast so we could all eat together al fresco.

A group of us would go kayaking before lunch and see orca’s cavorting and sea birds flying and diving. Someone would bring baskets of food to meet us on shore when we landed, and after a healthy picnic, we’d relax and read.

After a time, before the sun got too low in the sky, another group of us would go bicycling around for a bit.

Some people who stayed behind would have gotten a delicious, healthy dinner started. As we eat outdoors, we watch the sun set over the water. Before it gets completely dark we take a short walk, enjoying the special light of dusk.

At the end of the day, everyone gathers around a campfire and shares their favorite parts of the day.

Of course, this is a dream. I will never have all my loved ones in one place any longer. Aside from geographic challenges, some have passed on to the next realm. But I carry them all in my heart. Anything that would bring meaning to my life would seem empty without my loved ones, living or not, far or near.

We aren’t gathered around a campfire, but I’ll share the favorite parts of this dream-day with you: Aside from sharing the day with my loved ones, the best parts for me are spending the entire day outdoors and eating what I enjoy without having to cook!
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BARBIE176 4/22/2012 12:06AM

    What a wonderfully perfect spring day you have described. I think I would enjoy being one of your loved ones. I think I will bring my deceased son on this perfect spring day with us. One day I would like to visit the San Juans because both of my sons went on a week long sailing trip there and it does sound really perfect! emoticon

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SPHAPPYHIKER 4/21/2012 11:33PM

    Sounds wonderful! Hope it all comes true for you some day but with at least the love ones that are still here. I agree with the no cooking part. I would love to see the orca's also.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 4/21/2012 8:36PM

    I have a similar dream, except for running up and down the hills of the San Juans, but I know people do it and love it. I hope you get to go someday and have someone cook for you. Thanks for sharing your dream, it quite wonderful.

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CATHYGETSFIT 4/21/2012 12:18AM

    emoticon dram and what a perfect spring day that would be! I wish I would have thought of something like this for my blog. I hope you can enjoy a perfect spring day with as many loved ones as possible soon.

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NICKI109 4/20/2012 8:50PM

    Great spring day Ann. Did you take that picture, it is absolutely beautiful. I hope you can enjoy this day soon, with as many loved ones that are available to come.

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TUFFYBIRD 4/20/2012 5:37PM

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