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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Oddly Enough, I'm Glad To Be Back
My vacation was pretty nice. I stayed on the beach in Rodanthe, North Carolina with my family. Lots of my family. I enjoy seeing my family, but there were nearly 30 of us. It didn't get as hairy as I thought it would. I'm sure many of you know what I mean. Family is family. You laugh at their weddings, cry at their funerals, but seeing them once or twice a year is enough. Still I love them and care about them. We spent most of our time chillin' on the beach or swimming in the pool. We stayed in a big, beautiful house.
It had a private pool that the kids really enjoyed.
We visited the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.
We watched Kite Surfers ride the waves.
We watched the 4th of July Fireworks from the deck of the house, though my pics were quite blurry.
The beaches were lovely, but sand in the bathing suit is no fun.
Of course, I had to take a pic of the Atlantic Ocean. If you squint really hard, maybe you can see my friends over in Europe!
We did other things, too. We had a couple of shopping days. We went to the Wright Brothers Memorial. We had a couple of game nights, and had dinner in my uncle's seafood restaraunt. We did have a lot of fun!!
And I want to include this panoramic I took. The first morning I woke up, put on a pot of coffee, and went out on the deck for a ciggy ( I know, I'm trying to re-quit). No one else was awake, and it was so peaceful. I LOVED it. I thought it was about 8 or 8:30 a.m. But when I went back in and looked at the clock it was only 6:15 a.m.! You just don't get up that early on vacation. But check out this lovely view.