Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Vacation's Over

Jessica and I are back at our respective homes and back to a regular schedule. But we brought back wonderful memories. It was just a lazy, relaxing time away. We had time on the beach. Time to read. Time for movies. We watched five of them. Thank you, Redbox.

Time to knit. Notice mine matched the furnishings? It's a new pattern called Summertide, most appropriate for my beach knitting.

Two visits to Brookgreen Gardens—the sculpture garden, the zoo and the butterfly house—provided many paths to walk after delicious meals. Jessica even found the labyrinth to walk.

And we made plenty of time to visit our favorite coastal restaurants. Some were worthy of a second (and one got a third) visit. I have never eaten crab in so many versions--crab cakes, crab nachos, crab quiche and crab hush puppies (or maybe they were shrimp hush puppies?) Every bite was perfect. Of course, there was shrimp, flounder, grouper, and mussels, too. Can we get those seafoods here at home? Of course we can. But it's just not the same as eating it at the beach.

On Tuesday of last week, it felt like we had been there forever with more days stretching out ahead of us. On Wednesday, I could see vacation's end rushing toward us. And on Friday, it felt like "we just got here" and it was time to start packing up.

I'm already looking forward to the next beach visit.


  1. Welcome back. It sounds like you had a wnderful time. Crab - yum!

  2. What a great vacation! You gals have spoiled yourselves. I leave on a Girlfriends' Vacation soon. Unfortunately, not to the beach, and I doubt there will be crab.

    1. I left she crab soup off the list! I think I've had my fill for a while. Enjoy the girls get away, wherever it is. Fortunately for us, the beach isn't too far away.


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