We took a little drive with a brief detour along a byway, stopping at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. We sat under the cottonwoods and walnut trees eating a picnic brunch of homemade blueberry coconut muffins, hard boiled eggs, and an orange. Afterward we walked the trails, spotting several lizards, wild spiderwort, pink roses, prairie primrose, meadowlarks and swallows. With the sun warm on the top of our heads, we talked of taking a vacation, a real one. I could have stayed longer, much longer. sigh.