It's not every day I get to visit with my sister, Cheryl. In fact, our visits are too few and too far between. But that means when we get together we soak it in and savor it.
Right now we're in Puerto Rico, where she's been living for a year.
It's been such a good day I wanted to share it with you...
Waking up at my normal time meant getting to enjoy early morning on the coast. What a treat to fall asleep listening to the surf.
A room with a view AND a breeze.
The simplicity of this house is wonderful. It's on the cliff and open to the beauty of the sea.
After a leisurely morning, we took off for the beach...
Cheryl took me to Crash Boat Beach--such a cool name!! --where we swam and had lunch. It was the first time I've been swimming in the ocean for 25 years--I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed it.
After lunch we hit another beach to search for sea glass. I have to admit, if I had to choose between the two (and could only do one), I'd choose searching for sea glass. Such a fun treasure hunt!
Late afternoon found us relaxing in the hammock--talking and reading. It was my first time to be in a hammock. Pretty neat! It provided some laughs as we eased in and out, hoping we wouldn't flip.
Then I grabbed my camera and went exploring...down the stairs that scale the cliff and take you to the shore below the house. I only went part way. We might tackle the jungle at the end of the stairs another day.
Since I was only wearing flip flops, and because I'm such a chicken at heart, I went down very slowly. Farther down there were big, dead leaves covering the stairs, but here, here's what I spotted....
A tiny hermit crab! He wasn't even as big as my pinkie fingernail. So cute!! There was another one half his size, but the thing was fast and I couldn't catch his picture.
By the time I went back topside, the sun was setting fast. Since I love silhouttes, I had fun playing with the light and the palm trees and feet. Silly sister fun. The best kind!
Of course, there was more kicking back, talking, and playing on the computers too. A perfect day. Together.
Want to see me and my sister? Head over to SeaLevel320 where Cheryl has a fun collage posted of our day.