Writing 101, Day Two: A Room With a View


Whoopee!!! I just received notification that I can take advantage of an instant transport to wherever I want to go.   I selected my favorite vacation spot, an island on the East Coast, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, and accessible only by air or ferry.

While this instant transport is faster, I requested a drop-off at the Ferry.   For the ferry ride is the high point of my dream vacation.

Even though it is only a 15-20 minute ride, it’s the Atlantic Ocean.

And, so what if the ferry is old, dingy, and lacks the luxuries of a cruise ship, it’s the Atlantic Ocean and I am cruising.

What’s I like about the ferry ride is:

  • looking up at the bright sky filled with fluffy white clouds,
  • sitting on the deck with a soft gentle breeze lightly touching my skin,
  • viewing the vast blue ocean, and
  • communing quietly in the present moment.

So excited, I am going to my paradise, an island overflowing with:

  • Happy Vacationers
  • Friendly Residents
  • Mom and Pop Businesses
  • Brightly Painted Victorian Homes
  • Quaint Bed and Breakfast Dwellings
  • Cobblestone Streets
  • Fresh, Fresh Seafood
  • Beautiful Beaches

Yes, I am going to a serene and tranquil place reminiscent of the days before the large chain-like:

  • Hotels – Sheraton, Best Western, LaQuinta
  • Restaurants – McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Pizza Hut
  • Box Stores – Sam’s, Home Depot, Ikea
  • Drug Stores – Walgreen’s, CVS
  • Gas Stations – 7-Eleven, Wawa, BP
  • Department Stores – WalMart, Target, Macy’s
  • Supermarkets – Winn Dixie, Krogers, Whole Foods

Looking forward to slowing down, being still, and welcoming the peace, happiness and joy of an Island vacation.

This is my representation of A Room with a View – Martha’s Vineyard.


10 thoughts on “Writing 101, Day Two: A Room With a View

  1. All I want to know is this: Is there room on the ferry for me? I wanna come! To get away from ‘it all’ would be awesome! Thank you for the reminder that it is sometimes truly the little things that matter – those things that we oftentimes take for granted.

    Wonderful post with great imagery!

    ~ Angela


  2. dear Yvonne,

    oh, to just get away! I just love the way you took us through each step of the anticipation of the journey – to me, the looking forward to is just as fun as the going. but if perchance I should be so lucky as you I’d be ready to depart in a new York minute, still anticipating but more than ready to blow this pop-stand! wonderful post!

    much love,

    Karen xoxo


    • Karen, thank you. This post was referring to the annual Mother-Daughter-Grandchildrens’ one week annual vacation. We have been doing this for the past six years. I love spending quality time with my two daughters and grandchildren.


  3. dear Yvonne, I left a comment on the post about your dear friend Rose. then all my contact info appeared on your main page and I was instructed to “go back”, which I clicked. but the comment appears to be gone. maybe just being approved? anyway, in case it’s never resurrected, please know that I am so very sorry for your loss. I know you must miss her terribly. and the title you gave that post was so powerful, and the absolute truth – “Serial Killer”. lots of warm hugs to you, karen


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