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April 2017

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happy dance

It's really going to happen. I'm so excited.

I don't think I've mentioned that I planned a trip to Florida in October. My sister wants to share some wonderful things in Orlando with me. She and I spent many years estranged from each other (we both have ferocious tempers), but we bonded again when my mom died. Since then we speak on the phone at least once a week, and we play Wizard 101 together. She suggested this trip when I expressed envy that she had gone swimming with dolphins. She said, "I want to go again, so come with me."

I've been saving for months for this. But all the time, I kept seeing it in the abstract, as if I was afraid I'd lose it if I believed in it. But nope, it's gonna happen. I've bought my (nonrefundable) airline ticket, and Terry has made all the (nonrefundable) reservations. I'm really going!

We're going to Discovery Cove and Sea World. We're going to have close encounters with dolphins (swimming with dolphins!), whales, and sea lions. We're going bell diving. We're going to have two glorious days of fun with sea animals.

It really is kind of weird that we are so compatible about this trip. Everything I want to do, Terry wants to do. Everything I don't want to do, neither does she. We don't have to make any compromises, as I usually do when I travel with anyone else. Of course, we'll probably murder each other after days of being together all the time, so if I don't come back, check the Orlando hospitals and jails. hee.

Anyway, I'll be gone from October 9th to October 14th. I have a lot of planning to do, to be sure that Randi and the animals will be OK without me, but I also have over a month to get it together. I can do that. This is also going to (temporarily) kill my savings account, but the fun and the memories will be well worth it.

Another thing good? I had to make my own flight arrangements (thank you, Nick from SWA, for helping me!), but Terry scheduled everything else. I mean everything. She's pretty amazing. But don't tell her I said so. Anyway, I have nothing to do but get myself to Panama City and home again. And have fun in between.