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.


Author: SeasonedSistah2

During this final season life, I am going on a journey to define "ME." Opening up and going outside of my comfort zone to redefine ME.. Exploring and pursuing new interests that will lead to personal happiness, serenity, and tranquility. In undertaking this mission, overcoming the FEAR is my greatest challenge. Fear has played a large role in my life, but I overcame the FEAR of breast cancer, chronic pain associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Sleep Apnea. My new mantra: FEAR has two meanings: "(1) Forget Everything And Run, or (2) Face Everything and Rise. The Choice is Mine." Blogging here I come ready or not!!!

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


    1. 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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