Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Vacation Day Two

I slept until 9 AM! Ahhhh. What a luxury. I would have slept longer, but Verne's cell phone rang and woke me.

I did a load of laundry, and we poked around until 11:30. We had a quick lunch and headed to the beach. The weather was glorious. High 70's, sunny skies.

The water was cold, but no one cared. The kids enjoyed the waves and finding shells. Verne, Mac, Collin, and Abigail were buried in the sand. I was turned into a mermaid. That is I was buried from the waist down, with sculpted fins. I was even covered with beautiful seashells!
Grandma came along and enjoyed the warm air and sunshine. She didn't get in the water, but she got close a few times as the waves rushed in. The highlight of the afternoon was seeing loads of dolphins off the coast. I was thrilled! I didn't expect that.

We came home from the beach around 3:30. We quickly used the outdoor shower, and jumped in the pool and the hot tub. Gram sat out with us then as well.

Verne is a real peach! He sat in the hot tub for just a while, and then came into the house for a shower. He then prepared another delicious dinner while we played. He called us all to a beautifully set table. Square plates featuring tropical parrots, table runner, and placemats. Dinner was spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, iced tea, lemonade, and ice cream sandwiches for dessert. Mmmmm. I really am getting spoiled. He cleaned up the kitchen while I did more laundry.

We were all tired, and watched Flushed Away. I thought it was a flop. Oh well. I continued on with the laundry, and visited with Grandma. She's tired too. But happy. I think that she is having a good time.

Tomorrow we are leaving grandma here while we take a day trip. We'll be doing a lot of walking, and she needs a rest anyway.

We are driving south and heading to Ocracoke, and Hatteras. I get to meet Vanessa aka Beach Girl from Yahweh's Retreat! She has been so sweet sending me loads of info on things to do once we got here. I told here that she would make a great vacation planner. Thanks again, Vanessa!


Angie said...

Sounds like you are having a blast! Enjoy the vacation! Make a scrap book of it!
My parents went to the lighthouse at Okracoke? (I think that's right anyway) and I have seen pictures! Beautiful!
Angie---sunny Florida

Becky said...

That is so neat that you get to meet Vanessa. I think she has one of the sweetest spirits I have "seen" in blogging. Don't you? I hope you enjoy your visit but I am certain you will.

Can't wait to see pictures of the mermaid you became. How fun! OH, I am loving your vacation. Here, wash my beach towel will you?

Ruth said...

It sounds like such fun! And you are meeting Vanessa?! How cool!! I can't wait to read both of your posts on that. Have a great trip tomorrow!!

Kelli said...

Ahhhh...it sounds like you are having such a relaxing time, Tracy!! I can almost hear the waves now!

Collin said...

Hi Mom,
I just wanted to let your redaers know that I now have a blog.


Anonymous said...

Sleeping in until 9:00am. That's a vacation in itself!

Enjoy your day out - and thank you for sharing your lovely vacation with us. :o)

Jen in MS said...

Your vacation sounds so fun!! And how neat that you get to meet Vanessa!

Does Grandma live with y'all? I must have missed that somewhere.

Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Lori B said...

It sounds like you are having a nice relaxing vacation. Isn't it wonderful to sleep in, relax at the beach, relax in the pool and hot tub.

What fun to meet Vanessa. Enjoy your visit.

Anna S said...

Love all your vacation posts! I'm so happy you're having a good time!

Tracy said...

Yes, Grandma lives with us. She moved in in March of 2006. She is my mom's mom. 83 years old, and still very healthy.

Christie Belle said...

Ahhh, I have beach fever! I'm glad y'all are having such a good time, though! Have fun meeting Vanessa, she is so sweet!