This Saturday my sister and I are meeting up at the airport and flying to FL. Ft. Meyers to be exact. There we are renting a car and heading to Sanibel Island for 6 days. We're both tired of the weather we've been having and are looking forward to warmth and sunshine. We've rented a condo before and I do believe this may become a yearly thing. We'll be walking the beach at low tide looking for shells (although I have no idea what I'll be doing with what I find). I still have the ones I found two years ago in the box I shipped them home in.
My sister and I have never really been close. She is 11 years younger and our lives didn't cross much over the years. Only in the past few years have we begun to communicate more and try to be together at least once a year. Guess we both realize that we're getting older and, now that our families have grown, it would be nice to get to know each other better. Same with my brother. We communicate more now than in the past.
It's a shame, really, that we were so far apart for so long.