Sunday, June 28, 2015

TWTW - the one where vacation started

Salutations from vacation, mon frers. Vacation started Friday when we left our house before 5 a.m., picked up DD and Stephen and Aubrey, and headed south. Stephen drove the whole way so nine hours seemed to fly for me. I forgot how freaking hot the south is in the summer. Like a freaking blanket of heat. Yes, we did take some roadside photos in tobacco fields.
We made great time, and met my parents at the house before official check-in. Stephen and I did an insane Supermarket Sweep type grocery and booze run then we ordered pizza, ate, and hit the beach.
We got some nice sun time before the storms - I love a great time on the beach but there's nothing like watching the ocean get angry and a storm come in. Lightening was branching across the sky. Nature is a bad ass bitch.
We all thought it was going to rain Saturday but we ended up with an awesome beach day. Sunday too.
Vacation scenes...
Sunday night magic hour was made even better by knowing that we don't leave until Saturday. I'm so happy we could check in a day early.
Is this where I talk about food? I think I usually talk about food during TWTW. Hotdogs/hamburgers/mac salad/corn on the cob & watermelon on Saturday, Italian and a strawberry trifle Sunday. We're all pitching in cooking breakfast, dinner, and dessert.
What else? Oh yes...how you know you're on vacation with MFD - he is a quirky labeler (that Sugar Ray contains no Mark McGrath but does contain actual sugar), leaves halved lemons he uses in his hair all over (there's one in one of the bathrooms on the soap dish, I forgot to photograph it), and he sets up an office because as long as he has internet access, he's working. Even when his office set up makes him look like Doctor Evil from behind. How you know you're on vacation with me: I'm a compulsive picker upper and organize like with like. Carol is calling the table in front of the TV Stephanie's Garage Sale. Everything is a dollar.
If you need me this week, I'll be here. You can't argue with being able to sit up in bed and see the ocean. I finished a book on the way down, read one Saturday and one Sunday, and started another on Sunday. My book nerd ass is on fire.

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Speaking of reading, the next Show Us Your Books linkup is Tuesday, July 14. 

Toodleoo, mofos. Stay tuned on Instagram & Facebook for more vacation scenes.

p.s. Fuck yeah, SCOTUS. As you can imagine, my equality loving bleeding liberal heart is full of glee right now. To all the judgey judgers, may I advise you to leave that to God when the time comes? I'm pretty sure Jesus didn't want self righteous people crapping all over the choices of others in his name when he left the Earth. Just an educated guess giving his very loving and accepting personality. And can everyone now just call it marriage? Okay, thanks.

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Linking up with Biana at B Loved Boston for Weekending

36 comments:

  1. So glad you are having a good time. So jealous of your reading game! Enjoy the rest of your time. The sunsets and sunrises are the best parts of the day!

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  2. Looks delightful and the sunsets are incredible!

    Have fun you kids!

    Xo

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  3. gorgeous pictures....makes me very envious! enjoy the rest of this week!

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  4. Love the pictures, and that sunset was amazing! So glad you had a great time

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  5. I love watching the storms roll in and it is one hot sauna the further South you go, but oh so enjoyable in the winter! I'm super jealous of your reading game. One of my best trips was renting a house on the beach with a bunch of friends and trading meal duties! Have a great rest of vaca!!!

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  6. Awesome place. Stephen's hairdo looks like a sumo wrestler do! Amen holler on marriage equality and the best situation for healthcare for all that needs to be tweaked but is better than nothing Thanks, PBO.
    Carpe every firm!
    Love, Your Momma

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  7. I wish I could read books in the car, I can see why your time went so fast.

    I love pink sunrises and sunsets!

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  8. I'm loving all your shots of the beach girl!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  9. So much fun! That dish with the noodles and sausages looks extremely good.
    I don't disagree with the SCOTUS decision, I just hope people will realize that love is also love for adults who have race/culture differences, have an age gap (like my husband and I), or religious differences. I don't understand people who support gay marriage but still think it's weird when they see a black person dating a white person.

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  10. Your PS is the best but what really got me was Supermarket Sweep! I loved that show so much and even still, when I notice where something random is located in the grocery store, I file it away for my appearance on the as yet unplanned but still possible Supermarket Sweep revival that I must be a contestant on. Happy continued vacationing!

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  11. I love all your pictures from your vacation. So fun!!

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  12. looks absolutely gorgeous. your sunset picture from instagram was insane! I love watching storms roll in. looks like so much fun!

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  13. hahaha my equality loving heart is filled with glee as well. love all the reading you are doing, isn't it fun?! and sugar ray love it! loving all the pictures, i wish i was looking out at the ocean right now ;)

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  14. Beautiful pictures. Have fun :)

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  15. oh man, your vacation looks fun!!! I was basically smiling at the screen as I scrolled. Love the views, love the company, love the meals, love the drinks, love the books, love a road trip - just love.

    and hell ya to SCOTUS. Lonnnnngggggg overdue.

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  16. What a fun family vacay and yes it is hot as shit right now! I'm melting every time I step outside...loving all the beautiful sunsets you were able to see!

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  17. Glad you're already having such a good time!

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  18. I have been LOVING following you on Insta!! Enjoy your amazing vaca :)

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  19. The sky is so beautiful on a beach....
    I will say, I had a small panic attack of people laying on the sand. Sand gives me the creeps. It NEVER goes away!

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  20. The South is Totally a freaking blanket of heat in the summer! Haha! It looks like you're in OBX which I love! Pics are beautiful. And yes Friday just made me so happy to be an American and a human. We are finally doing some things right!

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  21. it was one fine day when we canucks heard gay marriage is now legal in all states of murica. i was reading some tweets from phobic aholes and they were all like "gay marriage now legal in the US. packing up my wife and heading to canada". um, we've been marrying all kinds of peeps since 2005, you dumbass.

    your vacay sounds amazing...nothing like being nowhere except the beach with great people, books and food!!!! enjoy!

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  22. Loving all all those pictures -especially the sunset ones, gorgeous! I enjoy a good storm at the beach too, as long as it's brief and not ruining my vacay ;)

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  23. So many beach pictures!!! You have me itching so bad to just get to the beach already! Your sunset pictures are gorgeous and that grilled food screams good times. You guys have an amazing time!!!!

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  24. I LOVE your pictures!! The sunset ones are so beautiful. Sounds like an awesome time. I miss our do nothing beach vacations :( P and I use to go to N. Myrtle (his parents have a house) and just eat, drink, and lounge on the beach all week. We are hoping to plan a do nothing beach trip this winter. Beach trips are the best for reading! Have fun and safe travels!

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  25. Storms on the beach after spending a day in the sun is one of my favorite things. Although I don't think it would work well in that song.

    I'd say hope you're having a great time but I know you are so that would be a ridiculous thing to say. But Sugar Ray made me laugh. As did Supermarket Sweep and Steph's garage sale.

    Friday was the only day ever in history that I actually enjoyed reading my FB feed.

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  26. I love sunsets, sunrises, storms, and the colors of skies in general. Needless to say, I loved these pics. Also, the picture of shotgunning a Coors Lite brought back many a memories.

    Hooray for one giant step towards equality! I'm still dancing a happy jig over that ruling...now, Australia needs to follow!

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  27. Looks like a great time! Beautiful photos of the stormy clouds and purple/pink sunset.

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  28. Your ocean and sky pics are amazing!!! All the book reading is inspiring... and it sounds totally relaxing! I approve this weekend. AND WEEK!

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  29. Looks like a wonderful start to an excellent vacation! Enjoy. I'm loving the photos you're posting. Also envious. :)

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  30. Love the tobacco field photos! SO excited about Friday's decision that I had to blog about it. Nerd alert, ha!

    Can't wait to read your vacation book recaps/recommendations!

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  31. I love grocery shopping and cooking as a group on trips! We always try to stay in cabins/bungalows/condos that have kitchens for that reason. Great trip!

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  32. Those sunset photos are amazing! I also really enjoyed the Supermarket Sweep visual ... I used to watch that show all the time when I was younger. I always wanted to be a contestant. Is it even still on? If so, I think I need to make that dream a reality.

    P.S. I love your P.S.!

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  33. Yay for beach photos and I agree with Kristen, those sunset photos are stunning - Also I spy some really awesome beach chairs indeed!

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