“Let’s go to Rick’s,” I said one morning while on vacation in Maine.
Both girls looked at me with questions in their eyes.
“Well we can ride the trolley and it will take us right to it.”
Little did I know that that would not be the case.
No, we rode the trolley only so far.
“This is as close as I go to Rick’s,” the driver said opening the door.
“You walk down that-a way and you’ll come to it.”
He motioned with his hand.
Ok, I thought. A little walk.
Rick’s was worth it.
Rick’s is a well-known restaurant in York featuring not only delicious cooking but also great service. Over the years I have been there many times and always enjoyed the yummy food.
Yes, it was worth the walk.
So we started down the street
And walked and walked.
Every time we came to a bend in the road I thought we’d see the restaurant.
But unfortunately one bend only led to another and another.
I don’t know how long we walked but it was long.
finally we saw it.
A line was already outside the door so we took our place at the end and passed the time laughing and talking
glad to have arrived.
Eventually our time came and we were led to a table over in the corner.
I glanced around the familiar restaurant that held so many memories for me
Like it was yesterday I could picture my mom and dad sitting at a table.
I swallowed the lump in my throat and looked down at the menu.
Still the same
And I knew just what to order.
Some times in life
When you go back
It’s all different.
But this was one of those shining moments when I was able to go back
for just a little while
yesterday and today becoming one.
Yes, it was a long walk
our feet hurt
our legs ached
but today looking back I’m so glad that we put forth the effort and went.
I cherish special memories and like to share them with my girls.
Do you find yourself doing that too?
Shining memories are meant to be treasured and shared.
Will I ever get back to Rick’s again?
I don’t know but I’m sure glad that we seized the opportunity that we had.
Sometimes you don’t have another chance.