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Vacations are Good

Still on vacation.  One more full day at the beach and then it's back home to summer camp and research and writing and swim team, and all the other stuff that makes up our summer.

The beach has been amazing.  Beautiful house, gorgeous weather, a beach with a sand bar, which I LOVE.  Sand bar meaning that about 30 yards from shore there is a second shelf of sand where the water is only about ankle or knee deep.  So you can wade out 60, 70, 80 yards from the shore and still be standing comfortably while the breakers roll by.  Just lovely. 

We've found shells and sea glass and sharks' teeth.  We've seen pelicans and terns and sandpipers and ospreys.  We've done puzzles and read and played in the waves.  We've played miniature golf and had ice cream, and we even managed to track down an aunt and uncle of Nancy's who none of us had ever met before.  The girls and Nancy are tanned and beautiful.  I'm burned in spots but tanned as well, though not nearly as beautiful.  I am relaxed, though.  More than I've been at any time since we left Australia.

A glorious week.

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jtglover
Jun. 6th, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
That sounds so wonderful! My family was also a go-to-the-beach family when I was young. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, you couldn't swim and sunbathe quite so easily, but it was still a time of contentment and quiet peace.
davidbcoe
Jun. 8th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
Actually, I don't think of us as a beach family -- we spent a lot of time at the coast when we were in Australia, and we rented a house in Virginia many years back, but I can definitely see doing it again in future years. Thanks for the comment, JT!
kmarkhoover
Jun. 6th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
Sounds pretty. Where is this idyllic place?
davidbcoe
Jun. 6th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
Topsail Island, on the NC Coast, near Wilmington.
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