Sunday, February 08, 2009


I grew up in a family of six children, five girls and one boy. So I am fortunate enough to have four sisters, even though I haven't always appreciated them as much as I do now. I’m number 3 of the 5—yes, a typical insecure middle child, if that helps explains anything.

Back in 2004, my sisters and I decided to schedule a spring break trip for any of us who could make it, and we’ve managed to pull off a trip with three or four of the sisters participating almost every year since . But this year, for the first time, all five of us are planning to make the trip!

2004 - Sanibel Island, Florida

2005 - Mission Bay, San Diego, California

2006 - North Padre Island, Texas

2007 - Lobster Lake, Alexandria (health concerns with our parents kept us close to home)

Planned for June 2009 - Beach house near Jacksonport, on the east side of Door County, Wisconsin (Lake Michigan side, not the Green Bay side).

I feel sorry for people who don’t have four sisters to have adventures with. Over the years, we’ve had our rental car towed, we’ve been lost, we’ve met up with a rattlesnake along a trail—but when you’re faced with adversity, there’s nobody better to face it with than your sisters.


Tootie said...

Your post came in my Google Sanibel Alerts. :-)

It's nice that you have fun times with your sisters. I have three daughters who also like spending time together.

It must be time for you to have a return trip to Sanibel. :-)

Elaine said...

Being sisterless, I am envious of the good times, the memories, and the vacations.