Wednesday, July 6, 2011

same story--with pictures!

By the last leg of our long road trip, things got a little whippy in the back seat. Only 5 hours to go!

Slowed down again on congested interstate highway--this accident resulted in a burned-out Land Rover.

And then, sweet, glorious beachfront cottage...


on the cleanest sand and clearest water

perfect for all nature of jumping, splashing, diving and body surfing.


Occasionally we returned to the porch for a break.


The boys got in a little hot water.


And when we got waterlogged, we played in the sand.

Even though these photos were from Day 1 of our vacation, Days 2-5 looked pretty much the same.

20 comments:

  1. Oooh! I love seeing photos of beach vacations. (Note to self: get yourself to the ocean.) :D

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  2. Sand between your toes is the ultimate summer feeling!

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  3. Looks like everyone had a great time!!! We really need to get our kids to the ocean sometime!

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  4. So were you in NJ? I'm not sure where the Outer Banks is. And how long was the drive? We just divided up our 11 hour drive into 5&6 hours and the kids whined the entire way....

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  5. Love the pictures. I had to look for a little bit to see the dudes heads in the hot tub...Where's Waldo??? :)

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  6. Looks like a great time was had by all. :-)

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  7. That's the best kind of vacation ever. Have fun. Lather, rinse, repeat.

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  8. Oh, your family is BEAUTIFUL! (And so is your beach house!)

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  9. Ah, I love looking at the vastness of the ocean. Especially from a lovely beach house. Great photos!

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  10. love the beach. glad you guys had such a great time.

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  11. A beach house for a week? Grand stuff! A porch swing, breezes, sand, surf, sun, what more could you ask for. Great place to practice those karate moves. It is amazing, tho, how great home feels once you return.

    My first but not last, time here.
    BlessYourHearts

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  12. ACK!!!!! It looks so perfect!!!! What an amazing vacation. Definitely worth the long trip. What a dream!

    You'll have to give me the name of the place you stayed so that maybe my family can use it someday too. :)

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  13. Looks and sounds wonderful!

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  14. Love the pictures! Looks like so much fun. :)

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  16. Sounds positively perfect! I have never visited the Outer Banks but I do keep hinting around to my husband, so maybe one day... :)

    Glad it was a dream come true!

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  17. Looks like a wonderful place to have a vacay get-away!

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  18. What a great vacation, and I love the surfing lesson --what a very cool idea!

    My husband visited the outer banks each summer throughout his 20s (he's from Cleveland, so it wasn't quite so far away). After this summer's visit to the Pacific, that's our next vacation to plan. It sounds like you found a fantastic place to stay.

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