road trip day 17: good day, sunshine

It's 11:30 pm here in Nawth Cuhlina, and I am standing in the dark about 50 yards from the ocean, where I get the best reception. The wind is blowing and the three-quarter moon is giving me my nightlight as I type. I am in love.

We went to the beach all afternoon and then came home and had a nice dinner followed by birthday cake for one of my brothers. I could go on and on about the warm clear water today.

You know, when you get with all of your adult siblings and their families only once every few years, it is a magical time.

Here is what we did today.

My sons building a sand castle.

My DIL sunbathing

Me on a stroll

Brother David and baby

My 71-yr old mom boogie boarding

My adorable niece

My nephew

Geo taking a short break.

8 comments

Joanie | July 11, 2011 at 9:51 PM

Glad you are all relaxing, and looks like everyone is taking it easy. Loving all that facial hair.

mermaid gallery | July 11, 2011 at 10:49 PM

some of the best days of your life...and all of those that are with you...bliss....wonderful....sunny days!

Bossy Betty | July 12, 2011 at 9:27 AM

Just got back from visiting my siblings. Magical times indeed and your pictures capture that feeling perfectly.

Marianne | July 12, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Love the vacation beard!!

It really does look magical!

Marianne | July 12, 2011 at 12:34 PM

The vacation, not the beard...

Garden of Egan | July 12, 2011 at 1:48 PM

I LOVE YOUR MOM!!!!
Boogie board! YA!

The pictures look great. You may have a hard time coming back to reality!

Looks like you are having so much fun. Good for you.

gigi | July 12, 2011 at 3:20 PM

A most perfect day!!!

wendy | July 12, 2011 at 8:56 PM

This is cool that you are keeping a journal of this trip.
It is so fun to get with family members...especially when you don't get to see them very often.
WAY TO GO MOM...71 and on the boogy board.
I love your sun hat.