17 Sep

Hi all!

It’s Saturday and I wish you were here.
Like, seriously.
I really, really wish you were here.
Well, no need to dwell; I’m going to do some imagining. Since finishing Anne of Green Gables I’ve been inspired by her poetic visions and want to experience my own daydreams; Today, Saturday is turning into a Satur-date and you and I are having an adventure!

In the beginning…

Good morning!

I made you some breakfast.



Farm Fresh eggs, yummy local veggies, and sliced niesberry served with my very best cutlery. – There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for you if you were here!

Take your time.
Chew slowly.
Relish and Enjoy!

What's the rush?

Soon, some children will appear in the yard — it happens everyday.
They love to come over and hear stories!
It’s adorable how they pile all over us; pressing their faces closer to see.

Caribbean Dreams

When we finish the story the kids are giddy with excitement! — They have games they want to teach us 🙂 We put on some music and run around the yard; laughing, playing, jumping, dancing! Silliness ensues.

magical simplicity

A few hours later the kids return home to do chores while you and I sit on the porch drinking cold water and cracking up as we remember some of the hilarious stuff that the children had said — kids can be so funny!

“Whenever you’re ready”, I suggest, “we can go to market. There are exotic fruits we can sample plus we’ll be closer to The Pelican Bar where we should go for dinner. They have fabulous fish.”
Smiling, we head to Santa Cruz.

We'll have one of everything, please

Evening time finds us on a gentle boat ride to The Pelican Bar located in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. It’s a perfect ride and we appreciate the waves in silence. The water lapping around us is the color of paradise blue.

Fish so fresh it swims to the plate

With the setting sun I feel contentment settle in.
“Did you have a good time?”, you thoughtfully inqure.
“Best Satur-date ever”, I respond, “Thank you so much for being here!”

When you actually are here I fancy myself saying “Dreams do come true.”
That being said, I’d like to invite you (again) into my home, my life; Jamaica.
I have approximately 8 months left in this country.
And 8 rhymes with Satur-date.
And I don’t think that’s a coincidence
(I should probably get out more.)

Anyway, for all of you word-spouting, pinky-promising, heart-breakers…
You have eight months to “mek a move”.
I promise that I’ll still love you even if you don’t come.
But I will love you a bit more if you do.


PS. If you are wondering what this Peace Corps Volunteer does all day I invite you to check out the International Alliance for Child Literacy’s (IACL) latest blog post.
Yes, I just name-dropped.

6 Responses to “Satur-Date”

  1. Jerry and Kathy Pitts September 17, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    Kathy and I are a few of the luckey ones that have actualy been to your Beautiful place and you are the Perfect Hostess and it was exactly as you described it and we had such a Wonderful time and didn’t wont to leave but duty called and we had to go home, Wonderful Memories that will last a life time of you and Nick in Jamaica !!!

    • Sammi Travis September 18, 2011 at 2:49 am #

      Yay!! Thanks for telling the world, Jer 🙂 Love you!

  2. deekers September 17, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    Thanks for the great Satur-Date. I really enjoyed it. The Pelican Bar trip was a perfect end to a perfect day. And, it’s been a long time since I’ve had a good fish dinner. I hope when you visit in the States I can show you as fun a time.


    • Sammi Travis September 18, 2011 at 2:49 am #

      If there was a ‘like’ button for you comment I would click it.

  3. Joan September 26, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    Sammi.Awonderful date. Thank you for taking me to see all the beauty around you.Love, Aunt Joan

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