Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Must ...

My SIL realized the other day that 18 may never be back here to live. Obviously, he will be back for vacation stints and visits but who knows where things will lead while he's in college and if he will be back to Miami to live his post-collegiate life.

That prompted a lot of you haven't done this;you have to before you leave and you haven't that; you have to before you leave. So, he threw up his hands and said that we could have Sundays. Basically anyone can claim him for all or part of Sunday to take him to to what he MUST do before leaving Miami. When they were listing things many of them 15 has done and remembers doing but apparently 18 didn't go or doesn't remember.

So, we are starting this weekend. Memorial weekend. SIL's family goes RVing in Marathon Key. It's also MILs birthday. 18 has never spent the night in the RV, so we are driving down Saturday to meet them and stay the night. Sunday we are all driving down to Key West to spend the day, take the tour and have dinner for MILs bday. I hope 15 decides to go with us, even though he has spent many a night in the RV because it will be lots of fun to all go and neither of them has ever been to Key West. When they were little we used to go to Bahia Honda (another Key) but we never went down to Key West.

I'll keep you posted on what he has dubbed as his 'cultural adventures tour of Miami'. There are many things unique to this town (as any town) and I know we take them for granted because we live here. The thought of him leaving and not enjoying them will prompt us all to see our hometown as tourists. I have been wanting to do that for quite sometime.

6 comments:

TroyBoy said...

Have a great trip! Eat a big honking slice of Key Lime Pie for me!

Matt said...

Take pictures, both physical and mental. They are the best ways for (1) you to remember these Sundays, and (2) for you to prove to 18 later that he actually did do that, once before!

purplepassion said...

Got it.. Key Lime Pie and pictures...I can do that! Maybe I will even get adventurous and post a picture. Dont' get overly excited now.

Matt said...

oooh...aahhh....can you post a picture of the key lime pie?

Hilda said...

We've got him for Cuban food at Versailles! You haven't lived in Miami if you haven't eaten at Versailles - I'm sorry, you just haven't!

purplepassion said...

Well, he HAS eaten at Versailles he just doesn't remember because whatever. So, this time we will be sure to make it a memorable event. Can't wait!