We dined at another favorite spot Grandma's, J. Gilbert's. This is not veg-friendly (I remembered this from my visit four years ago!), so I had to special order a salad without cheese, and a side of roasted potatoes without butter.
Sunday's highlight - a trip to Clare & Don's Beach Shack, as recommended by Shen.
I ordered the Spicy Blackened Tofu Sandwich, with no side (I was tired of potatoes by this point). So they gave me a few extra pickles. Ha! This sandwich was so good!! I could have thanked Shen in person, if I'd been there an hour earlier. ;)
Monday was only a half day, so I snapped a picture of my breakfast and walked her acre. So lush and green!
Coming straight off of the hardest school year (Grandpa's illness & death, my illness, extra demands on my time from work), into a trip where I felt (self-imposed) like I needed to spend time with her rather than see to my own desires (which led to resentment), I came home running. Practically crawling the walls of the plane, just to have to time to take care of myself. I couldn't wait to spend time with Remy, go to yoga, work on my garden, see friends I had neglected for months, sit in the quiet. I wish I could have visited her later in the summer, so that I might have been more at peace, and present.
I don't know how much longer she'll keep the property (developers and neighbors have been courting her for years), and when she does sell - she'll move to Texas. Therefore, it was good timing, walking the same floors I've known since childhood, and looking at the trees that could tell stories. I'm glad I went.