Slow and Steady

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 Like the turtle in the road as our daughter jogged,

I recall the saying: slow and steady wins the race.

We took a break from our usual routines these

past two weeks.  We visited our daughter on

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Long Island.  Sights, sounds, and tastes galore.

After our daughter’s wedding last year, we

opted to stay at our beautiful retreat nearby.

Sumptuous breakfasts await us each morning.

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The chef prepared a feast of fresh homegrown figs,

Greek yogurt, and drizzled raspberry puree. House-

prepared granola.  Each morning we enjoyed a

full breakfast which kept us throughout the day.

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As a writer, I make mental notes and take photos

to jog the memory come blog time.  Wanderlust remains.

My husband walked to the bay each morning to

commiserate with the locals.  He crossed paths with

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the wild turkeys.  The pond with frogs and lily pads

was entertaining as we walked to the restaurant.

A lover of nature from my Massachusetts childhood,

I enjoy observing and documenting my encounters.

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Our weather was picture perfect.  Even the ocean

seemed warm as I walked in.  The natives have outdoor

faucets and showers to clean off the sand.  Perfect to

fish and boat with the newly restored wooden boat.

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Just gazing at the ocean and waves is a soothing,

relaxing activity.  Stress leaves.  My breathing changes

to slow to the pace of the water lapping at my feet.

Who doesn’t love a walk on the beach?

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My craving for freshly caught fish was filled

this trip too.  Accompanied with fresh vegetables.

Swordfish, cod fish, flounder, oysters on the half

shell.  Such healthy choices.  Tasty.  Perfectly prepared.

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14 Responses to Slow and Steady

  1. Darlene says:

    That breakfast looks perfect. Looks like a very nice get away. Great pictures.

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  2. Emily says:

    Love this blog! Had such an amazing time with you and dad! Thank you xoxo

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  3. marianbeaman says:

    I love the luscious food and flowers indoors and your walk through nature in this season. We have ducks on our lake and the whisperings of fall in north Florida.

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    • Marian, thank you for such a lovely comment. Walking in nature is so healing for the spirit. Ducks are also on our lake in Upstate New York. Cormorants are flying about and going under water for fish. Canada Geese are flying in formations. Autumn is a beautiful season here. Be well. 🙂

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