Today, Tom and I played tourist. For my 40th birthday gift, I was treated to a trip to a cute little island off the California coast. Catalina Island is a picture of charming little Tuscan-style homes lining the hillside, cute little shops, and breathtaking ocean views. We rented a golf cart and rode around the island like kids with brand new bicycles. The wind blew my hair back just as it did, when we were zooming around in my Fiat, when I was only 20 years old.
My loving husband, who drove me around today, has been with me for two decades. Sometimes he simply leads the way, and other times he asks me for directions. Tom has taken me on a wonderfully beautiful trip. We are not like the many tourists who stay the path – following the map to every last turn. Sometimes we veer off course, and find a rugged ride ahead of us. With a little more color on our faces, and a few tangles in my hair, we head back to our room and rest up for the next adventure. I love this adventure with Tom.