Wednesday, September 15, 2004

I finally have a few minutes to actually sit and blog:)

Camping at Pismo Beach was wonderful......and so peaceful. We got down there late last Wednesday night, and stayed til Sunday. There is nothing better than going to sleep with the sound of the ocean to lull you. I slept like a baby every night. We walked down the beach every day. One day we drove up to Cambria and went to Moonstone Beach. They have the most incredible rocks there:) Cambria is such a cute funky town. We went through some antique shops, but due to the fact that I had NO room left in the car I didn't get anything.

It was especially nice to be at the beach on September 11. I was no where near a I didn't have to watch endless replays of the towers getting hit......

We sat and relaxed....Chris took a nap while Joseph played in the surf and I hunted for shells. Later we lifted a glass to all those who lost their lives that day.

Memories of 9/11

I can still remember that horrible day as though it was yesterday. Chris had just left for work....the tv was on Channel 3 and I was asleep. I happened to hear Katie Couric though.....a voice cutting through my sleep. She said a plane had hit one of the towers. Sitting up and rubbing sleep from my eyes, I focused on the television. At first, they thought it was a commuter jet or something......they had a camera on the towers.....and the other plane hit the second tower. I knew then it wasn't an accident. I knew I had witnessed something horrific.

I watched it again....watched Katie and Matt try and report on what had happened. I felt then I needed to talk to someone, but didn't want to wake Joseph yet. Let him keep his innocence for just a little while longer. Chris wasn't at work yet, but I emailed him and told him to get to a radio ASAP. Then I turned on ICQ....something I rarely did. Luckily Sandy was on.....there was someone I could share my fear with. I went to the SAHP forum then....and the women there were a Godsend.

When I finally woke Joseph up.....we sat, stunned and crying, in front of the tv most of the day. If I wasn't watching tv, I was at the computer, chatting with others who were just as horrified as I was.....


Pez said...

Welcome back, Shelly. Sounds like you had a good time!

You know, I have only seen the twin towers being hit probably a handful of times since it happened. It seems the media doesn't want to torture us with it (or else I am just watching the wrong channels!).

Katie said...

The beach sounds wonderful!

9/11 *sigh* I'm glad I haven't seen any of the footage from that day lately. Although my breath still catches when I see an older TV show or movie with the Twin Towers in it.