Guess What We Sang on Vacation?

Jena C. Henry is a writer, blogger, book reviewer, and bon vivant. Her goal is to make friends with everyone in the world. Jena enjoys reading new books and encouraging writers to be their best. Jena C. Henry holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Akron and practiced law and raised her family in tropical Ohio. Now retired, she writes novels, conducts writing workshops and enjoys good times with friends and family. Her fiction series, The Golden Age of Charli, spotlights the love and laughter of family life and retirement.


Our Jolly Song of the South

Sunny Florida called to us, so my husband and I packed our shorts and swimsuits, took the dog-baby to the kennel and headed to Orlando. As many of you know by now, I love to stay home but we have a favorite place to go, so Orlando is almost like home to me, and in January it has a pool, a lounge chair and easy access to beverages and appetizers.

So, we dropped off the dog, turned on the seat warmers, found the business station on the satellite radio and confidently headed to the highway. Then we remembered that we had forgotten something important, so we looped back home before getting on the interstate. We needed our pool noodles! We have saved these for five years now and they are vital, because a big part of the pool experience is a lazy river!

Since we are back at home we also stopped at the bathroom and double-checked that all the doors were locked and then we were truly on our way. We drove to Columbia, S.C. and had dinner and a pitcher of Bahama Mama’s with some of our favorite relatives. The next day, we had eight hours more to go, which we thought would be fine, but after five hours we began to get tired and cranky. We stopped for gas, and attached to the gas station was a Dairy Queen! It’s amazing how fantastic we felt after we slurped down a Peanut Butter Parfait.


We checked in to our timeshare and started our routine: go to the pool, sit in the hot tub, and then circle around and around the lazy river. We did this everyday and for the rest of the time we  planned where to go out to eat