Limitless Imagination

Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla

“To shut your eyes is to travel.” – Emily Dickinson

“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney

I am so thankful for my imagination. It provides endless entertainment, thoughts, and travel. Imagination is not bound by the body’s constraints, monetary concerns, or COVID19 restrictions.

Books can fuel the imagination, as do movies set in wonderful locales. Even looking outside my window and noticing what my local yard birds are doing, provide endless “scope for imagination.” (Anne of Green Gables 🙂 ) Listening to their tweeting on this wintery, icy morning gets me imagining the conversation and the plan they have to find food and warmth. Maybe they are plotting a trip to a Florida beach as I type this. 🙂

As the weekend comes, I will be traveling and adventuring. In my imagination for now, and hopefully in reality in the months to come.

Love, Lisa

Please feel free to comment below and share your imaginings, your dream travel locations, your favorite travel memories….anything. We can share them together.

Time for Me to Fly

Anguilla, 2013
Dune Preserve, Anguilla, 2013
Happy warm bird relaxing in the Bahamas, Ed Lyons photo

I am thinking about birds this morning. They migrate for two reasons….to escape cold weather and to find food. Both of these sound great to me. 🙂 They are born with an amazing God-given instinct to know where to fly, how to get there, how to protect themselves. They also do not have to worry about COVID19, or taking PCR tests to travel, or quarantining. 🙂

And as we await yet another winter storm of snow and ice here in Virginia, I am wishing to be a bird! 🙂 I think I would soar right down to Anguilla in the Caribbean, and stay until April.

Also, I am praying for any of you who might be out of power and heat right now. Praying for quick restoration of power and protection for all of you.

In the meantime, I will be doing a lot of imaginary time traveling over here. Feel free to join me.

Love, Lisa

The Best Singer You’ve Never Heard Of

This is Johnny.  Don’t ask me his last name, because I don’t know it.  But he is awesome.  Johnny performs at the Dune Preserve beach bar in Anguilla, as well as some neighboring hotels.  His specialty is 80’s/90’s/current pop and rock hits, performed in his own laid-back Caribbean feel.  My husband and I could have stayed and listened forever.  At the risk of facing eternal internet embarrassment, I’m posting a video of him performing “With or Without You” by U2, with me singing along with my happy beach self. (And yes, that’s the famous Bankie Banks, reggae singer, walking through in the white.) (And yes, the video is on its side, but hey I can’t figure out how to flip it; sorry.)    Enjoy, and sing along with him; you may as well join me!  Close your eyes, sit back, and imagine the warmth of the Caribbean breezes blowing through your hair.  Ahhhh….don’t you feel better?  😉  Lisa

Warm Days Are Coming….Really!

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It’s that time of year when I shift into a pure escapist form of daydreaming.  Looking at pictures of warm places.  Imagining myself lying on a beach chair with my toes in warm water.  Feeling the warmth creep over me until I’m warm all the way through.  So, in order to let you travel with me, here is beautiful Anguilla.  Now if that private jet would just land in my backyard……haha.

Hang on…..the warm days will come back!  🙂  Slainte, Lisa

Wishful Thinking

Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla

Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla

I’m sitting here wrapped up in my warmest sweater, sipping hot coffee, heat cranked, while outside it’s super cold, with snow and wind chills.  So I’m indulging in a little wishful thinking this morning.  Join me, won’t you?  😉   Have a wonderful weekend!  Slainte, Lisa

Dune Preserve, the best place to hang out all day in Anguilla  :)

Dune Preserve, the best place to hang out all day in Anguilla 🙂