Monday, October 13, 2008

Best of Carolina Beach

For Fall Break this year we went on our 2nd annual fall break beach trip with Lesley, Jason and Alder. They met us there from Richmond, Va. We rented a small house across the street from the beach. It was a beautiful weekend full of laughter and good times. We loved playing at the beach but it rained a lot. Rain at the beach is tough. I thought we could just put rain coats on and stay out in it. But really, with the wind and huge waves, it was almost impossible to enjoy. The girls managed to make the best of it and truly loved the new experience. The wind was so strong and the rain kinda hurt, but they were still smiling:) We took walks and went out when we could. Saturday afternoon we took the kids to the Children's Museum in Wilmington. Sunday it finally cleared up after we checked out! We hung out on the beach for the last few hours before heading back home.

All in all it was an amazing trip. The grown ups did lots of relaxing. We shared good meals that we cooked at home. We stayed up late playing card games and talking. It was so nice to be out of town and in good company!

I've uploaded the pictures to my Picasa web album to create a slideshow. I can't get the slideshow to slow down. So, if you want to read the captions you are going to have to click on the slideshow which takes you to the website and then click on slideshow. That will give you a big screen with the option to slow down the pictures and read my comments. Or you can just hit pause. Sorry about the confusion. I probably should have just posted the pictures normally. It's too late now. Enjoy!

ADDED OCT. 20: I've removed the slideshow because it was causing trouble to Daniel's computer. I've posted a link instead. So, click here if you want to see pictures or a slideshow of our trip!

5 comments:

Laura Parker said...

how fun! i loved seeing all the pics of the girls. what a fun family tradition with your friends. don't you love stuff like that? bummer about the rain.

Anna Morrison said...

i was just telling scott i need to locate this beach and take a day trip. one of my neighbors said it is only and hour or two away.

i am glad you were about to get away and enjoy that. we want to experience something with you like this one day.

missing you all . . .

Jason said...

Very nice you guys. Les and I agreed Monday afternoon that we had missed yall Monday. Greats pics of a great weekend. I'd take another one like that, rain and everything, anytime. And I'm glad you got a good group pic, We didnt. Love to you all.

Lesley said...

Boy do we miss you guys.
Your family is such a joy (and inspiration) to be around in so many ways.

Hope you had a great week.
Talk to you soon.
Love, Les

Stephen Kruidenier said...

I loved the pictures. Dan, your looking buff...