Tuesday, June 22, 2004

5 Minutes to the Beach; 4 Hours to the Doctor

It's wonderful to be at the beach, enjoying the waves only 5 minutes from our back door. But it's a different story when we go for a routine doctor's appointment. My friend, Lou Ann, went to see Dr. Redding yesterday in Elizabeth City (her eye is doing great, by the way!).

We left at 6:30 am to catch the 7 o'clock ferry. Arrived in E. City at 11 o'clock (with just two brief stops along the way). After lunch we headed home. We did stop a few times (at a roadside produce stand, a bakery, large hardware store, a pharmacy, a watch repair shop, and of course, for a quick dip in the ocean after getting back on the island). Arrived home at 7:30 pm. A 13 hour trip, primarily for a 15 minute eye appointment!

But it's worth it. We're back home now, enjoying quiet and tranquil Howard Street. Life is good.


  1. Anonymous10:00 PM

    I bet it is wonderful to live on Ocracoke.. I am glad to hear that everything is going well with LouAnn. I don't remember if you said the relation between you and LouAnn. Was she just a friend or a relative??

  2. Living on Ocracoke is wonderful, although it can be busy, especially in the summer months. But busy in a good way -- music, friends, get-togethers, etc.

    I met Lou Ann two summers ago. She was on the island participating in Donald Davis' storytellers' workshop. Lou Ann is an attractive, talented, creative, funny, & intelligent friend who is staying with me for the whole summer. It's great to have her here on the island.