A Nice Break
November 13, 2017 3:51pm CST
I've just returned from a 3 day solo break in a seaside town. The picture (from Pixabay) symbolises the sense of freedom I felt at being able to do exactly what I wanted, when I wanted. I had no set meal times and ate a lot of junk food, but what the heck. I would have felt a bit uncomfortable eating in a proper restaurant on my own, and anyway I enjoyed sitting on a bench in the market place eating chips (fries) from a bag. I even had a 'floor show', with birds providing the entertainment. Those seagulls are such bullies, chasing the poor pigeons away. I took some bracing walks along the seafront, and visited a casino where I won enough money to pay my hotel bill - yaay I went to a country and western gig on the last evening, which was the main purpose of my trip. It was great, very entertaining. I'm back home now - my husband and I are pleased to see each other. What I'm not pleased about is tackling the mundane stuff, like what to plan and cook for dinner. I appreciated being able to have this break, and hope I can do it again sometime. Still, home is best
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I can imagine your break at the seaside all on your own and how much you enjoyed it. You certainly had an interesting entertainment programme! :-) My husband and I won the money for our hotel bill in a casino in Las Vegas. That pleased us very much.
• United States
There is no place like home, but nothing better than traveling. I'm so happy you enjoyed your weekend, especially your casino winnings and country and western gig! When I taught some modeling classes, I had to eat dinner alone twice a week. I never much enjoyed it. Welcome home!
• United States
So glad you had so much fun. It is nice to just be able to breathe without someone there to tell you when or how deep of a breath to take. Being able to do exactly what you want when you want is freeing. I bet hubby is glad to have you back home.
• United Kingdom
@YrNemo Our daughter stayed with him - I couldn't really leave him on his own. He can make himself a cup of tea and put things in the microwave, but I wouldn't be happy leaving him. If he fell down he wouldn't be able to get back up again very easily.
@jaboUK My friend's parents were like you and your husband. The father was so frail. She faithfully took care of her husband for 15yrs, then one day she didn't wake up (heart problem). The whole family was so surprised. The father lived on for another 15 yrs. (My friend and her siblings took turns taking care of the father.) Take care of yourself.