Sunday, July 11, 2010

Back from the Beach

We were invited to spend two nights at the beach with Amanda's Aunt Claudia, her son and his wife, and his mother-in-law.  We are not ones to pass up a trip to the Outer Banks, particularly when the accommodations are paid for, so I took the day off on Friday and we made a long weekend of it.  The only tough thing was that I was supposed to help break down after a banquet on Saturday evening, but I knew that there were others doing it and I couldn't very well not go because of this.

We left at 6:00 AM sharp Friday morning and arrived at the house by around 10:15 or 10:30.  During this trip Amanda learned the joys of Bojangles' biscuits.  We had a nice day at the beach and by the pool and capped it all off with a lovely dinner at the house.

Saturday was more of the same, but with less driving.  Noah and I fetched dinner Saturday evening, so we made ourselves at least somewhat useful.  Meanwhile, Amanda, Aunt C, and Sarah went out to check out some art galleries and to do some shopping.  Again, we had a nice time in the evening.

Today was a little more hectic.  We were actually the last ones out of the house, so we netted some groceries out of this little deal.  We spent the morning at the beach, had a nice picnic lunch, and then stopped back at the house just as the housekeepers came.  We wanted to rinse off using the outdoor shower, and they were nice about it.  We had an uneventful trip home and are now all crashing.

I'm saving some big news about Noah for tomorrow morning.  Stay tuned...