I was married to Dave for almost 22 years. Half of my life. Nearly all of my adult life. We spent a lot of time over the years on I95 headed to Savannah or the lake or even Disney World. So the drive down south was chock full of memory land mines – inside jokes and little stories. The kids and I talked about him a lot, and when it fell silent in the car, I thought about him even more. When we turned off of 95 and headed towards Myrtle Beach, I felt my mood shift. I had the distraction of rows of cornfields and small towns dotted with mom and pop businesses. The kids and I found new things to point out and discuss.
The resort upgraded us to a 5 bedroom condo. It is absurdly big for the 4 of us, but you can’t beat the view.