Today was our last official day at the beach. I had an absolutely amazing time. We all got along really well and had a ton of fun building memories. I have a few bruises, broke a chair and am a little burnt, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Over the course of a week I learned to wobble, got my dance on, watched “Under the Dome” in an in-house theater, played volleyball, watched my nephews and nieces begin their love of the beach, got a whistle, learned Texas Hold Em and a gazillion beads and had an all around great time. I’m so grateful and blessed to have taken this vacation and I’m praying for safe travels for not only us, but all those who will be leaving the beach tomorrow and also those who are just beginning their vacations. Hope they have a great vacation like I did.




Sorry, a little late with yesterday’s blog. Yesterday was a great beach day. Mostly sunny, but with a nice breeze, although my feet did get rather burnt. I guess I forgot to put sunscreen on them. After a full day at the beach, it was Ron and I’s turn to cook with his sister and our brother-in-law. We made amazing tacos, which I have to admit is one of my favorite meals at the beach. Post dinner, it was time for go-karts. The kids always have one night where they go out and ride and last night was that night. The adults don’t really get into it, unless it’s to ride the small ones around who aren’t yet tall enough to drive. However, back a few years ago, we would get into it too much. There was this rinky dink, run down track where you could pretty much get away with anything. The foreign woman would totally jack your change if you weren’t paying attention, but you could bump into each other and really get into. Sadly, it closed down and we haven’t gotten into go-karts since, but I think next year I’m going to push for an adult only ride. Granted, we might be thrown off the track with as many competitive streaks as we have between us. What’s that saying? “Rubbing is racing son.”



Today was steak and seafood day! We always have one dinner where we purchase local seafood and pair it up with steak or chicken for the non-seafood eaters. It was pretty good and I still have leftovers for tomorrow.



The weather today was amazing from the start! Sunny and bright with absolutely no rain. Fabulous! They’re calling for a storm tomorrow so we’ll see how it goes, but hopefully we’ll be able to catch some sun before it hits.



The day started off cloudy with a little rain, but we stuck it out and the sun finally emerged. It turned out to be a  great beach day. Hopefully tomorrow’s weather will be consistently sunny, but either way I’m still thankful, greatful and blessed to be at the beach.



We are officially at the beach. We hit a little traffic on the way down this morning, but it wasn’t too bad. After lunch at the pier, we got moved into our house, went grocery shopping and had dinner. It was a good day for errands since it rained off and on throughout the day. Hopefully tomorrow will be nice and sunny.



I have some seriously bright toes and feet and I’m ready for the beach! Buddy is already on his vacation. We dropped him off tonight and then we’ll leave early in the morning. I’m praying for safe travels and a great beach week. And also that Buddy doesn’t completely wear out my parents and has a great vacation also.



Ron and I left the beach today and headed home, but not before we took one last look at the ocean. Today was much cooler, but sunny and very windy. The water was rough, but the beach is always so pretty in the sun. We’ll head back down again in August for a week, likely our next vacation unless we decide to take a weekend trip somewhere. It’s nice to be home though and back with Buddy and our families.



Ron and I are at the beach! We got here around lunchtime and spent most of the day in Manteo. We also picked Buddy up some goodies from Salty Paws. He loves their treats. For dinner we had mexican. I know, mexican at the beach? I really wanted tacos. It was pretty good and we followed it up with Cold Stone which we hadn’t had in a really long time. It’s supposed to be warmer tomorrow so we’re going to try to spend some time on the beach. Today was warm, but just not warm enough.



We left the beach early this morning and headed home. This afternoon I went to the local fair with my mom to see the animals and see how my pictures fared. I did pretty well, receiving a few first, second and third places. Out of 11 photos, nine ribboned, two didn’t and I couldn’t find one of them. I’d call that a success. We also played some games and met up with my grandparents, who were also playing games. All in all, it was a pretty great day, but I’m super exhausted from traveling and the heat at the fair. Time for bed.