Yesterday at my writing class the homework was to draw a map of somewhere you had been and put an X where events had happened and see if this would trigger a story. Today Jamie Ridler asked, "Where do you wish to travel?" so I decided to combine these two activities. It was amazing because when I was thinking of each of these things independently I was drawing a blank. There are so many places I would like to visit and so many memories I could place on a map but when thinking of the two things together an answer that felt right came immediately. The place that I would like to revisit, that has great memories, is a small house on the beach. It is not my house but belongs to everyone who is lucky enough to visit. I don't personally know the owners but when I walk in the front door, I immediately feel at home. Every small room leads to the ocean either through a door or a window. There is a porch lined with rocking chairs and a deck for sunning. There is a short path that leads to the beach, The beach is often empty. When you do see a group of people it is usually a family enjoying a reunion. People play with frisbees, walk their dogs, or read a book with their feet in the water. There are no high rise buildings, shopping malls, or fancy restaurants. It is just a place to go with your family to share time and make memories. Thank you Jamie for today's question. I've just added something important to my agenda. I am going call for reservations so that we all can look forward to making new memories at an old favorite beach place!