Tuesday, July 10, 2007

What I Did on My Vacation

This is my friend Nancy after meeting me at the St. Louis airport.

She and her husband Don were the vacation coordinators this year and it is thanks to them that this vacation was such a success.

We have been friends for the better part of 40 years so we know many things about each other and our memories a long. Most people think we are sisters. We are thinking of getting tee shirt "No We Are Not Sisters" to wear when we are together.

We drove through Kentucky then on to West Virginia which is very mountainous. They were very lush and green but of course there were a lot of ups and downs. The best part was that by this time I had a little nest in the back seat of the car. I had much time to read and knit. Something I have not done on a trip in many years. I am usually the driver and still as yet have not been able to figure out how to knit or read while driving. Of course, I have not spent time trying to accomplish this.

This is the view from the deck of the condo. The condo was great, having 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a large kitchen/living room. There was plenty of room for the 8 of us to be together as well as time to ourselves. As you can see the housed are elevated with space for parking underneath. This is to allow for the times when there is high water.

This was the view on the beach every morning. This is truly a privilege to be able to see this even one day in your life. What a wonderful creation. Morning walks were incredible. The one thing I discovered is that it is very difficult to walk on dry sand. The set sand was much better. I had thought there would be a lot more shells on the beach to gather. I did get some nice clam and oyster shells but there was not a lot of variety.

This is more beach. It was something you never get tired of seeing. The waves were pretty rough on the Atlantic side much of the time. We did go to the inlet side one day just to swim. It was much like being at the lake. Very calm and easy to swim. The sand bars went out about 30 feet.

Vacation is sadly over. Next year's vacation is yet to be planned. Many good memories were made for this year and next year's are waiting to be made.

This was my first time to the shore of the eastern coast. I can now say that I have been in the Atlantic, Pacific oceans, and the Gulf of Mexico. Soon I will begin thinking of what next years vacation will bring. Could be Florida or Maine who knows.......?


Jen said...

Isn't the ocean beautiful? I could sit on the beach all day and never get tired of watching and listening to the ocean. Why do I live in Missouri? I love mountains and ocean - we have neither. I don't think I said I love humidity and ice now did I?

ChelleC said...

Your photos of the beach are beautiful. I'm glad you had a relaxing trip. That's well deserved.

Nancy looks like she'll be a lot of fun to hang out with at Stitches. I'm so glad we'll get to meet your friend, at long last.

Laura said...

Having Nancy along to Stitches is going to be a blast, she looks like a great friend to have. So, ditto what Chelle said!

Lovely pictures, and I agree with Jen. Why Missouri?