05 April 2009

Saint Augustine

I went to St. Augustine Beach the week before I left for the road trip to pick up Tim after he did an 80 mile bike ride from Gainesville. It is the last time I will see the Atlantic Ocean for a 6 months. I've spent all of my life living in its warm cradle and it's proximity was comforting even though I rarely visited it over the past five years. There is something about being farther away from it that makes me miss it more. I never missed it when it was an hour and a half away, but now that it's 3000 miles away, I wish I could dive in its warm waters and bask on its wide and sandy beaches. Well meet again someday, I'm sure, it's only a matter of time. And it will be all the more extraordinary. Maybe then I'll finally appreciate it.