Chincoteague, VAJuly 14 - 21, 2012
|Mophead & Nessa|
We enjoyed a special dinner that night as Mike and Alice surprised us with a 10 pound prime rib complete with fixings. Sunday dinner with the fam, lots of wine, over sized baby dolls and a dimly lit attic make for great ghost stories! Buddy was a huge hit with the younger crew with his over-active imagination and stories of Bethany and Shawanda. pitter-patter-pitter-patter...
Pretty much the same for the next five lovely days. Beach, food, beach, dinner, fishing, dinner, beach.... One day Allan took his boat 65 miles off shore to the canyon and we all reaped the rewards of mahi mahi three ways - baked, grilled & blackened! (They earned it - 5' to 6' waves all the way out!) We found steamed crabs $30 for 1/2 bushel and ate to our hearts content with enough left over for fantastic crabcakes. We biked to the Blueberry Festival and indulged in freshly made blueberry pie and poundcake. We cooked out. We took the Sand Bar Shuttle where Tug enjoyed his first romp on the beach. We played bingo at the fireman's carnival (and I won - TWICE! Thanks Mom-Mom!). We went for ice cream. We drove through the refuge looking for ponies. We played rummy and told jokes on the porch. We did what millions of Americans do every summer - we were a family at the beach. And it felt so good. I love faraway places and exotic cultures, but sometimes you just can't beat good old fashioned fun!
|Wayward herd swam over too soon!|
|Allan & Tug onboard Solitaire|
|Sand Bar Shuttle|