I have dreamed of a nice tropical vacation for years now.
My dream consists of strong drinks, white sandy beaches, a swim in the ocean, and lots of relaxing.
So when my husband surprised me with two tickets to the tropics I was ecstatic. Unfortunately, my dream vacation didn’t take into account the fact that even the tropics have their off days. It was cold, windy, and rainy the entire time. We spent almost the entire vacation in our hotel room or in one of the nearby bars. So at least we still got the strong drinks but that was it. However, the day before we were scheduled to depart it finally stopped raining and I decided I was going to go for that swim. It was still very cold out but I donned my bikini and dashed down the white sandy beach to the water. I then jumped in and splashed around for a bit before running back into our hotel room and warming up in front of the heater. My teeth were chattering and I couldn’t stop shaking but at least I could say I had swam in the tropics. I ended up falling asleep, still in my bikini, on the floor in front of the heater in our hotel room. I had a dream that I was on a chair out in the sun. I wish. Instead of the sun I had a heater. Instead of sand I had a hardwood floor. I guess we will just have to take this trip again someday. Hopefully when it is a bit warmer.