I’m back from vacation. Heavy sigh. The good news is that I have one more day before I have to go back to work. The bad news is that Ruth Bader Ginsburg died and I am feeling gutted. What an amazing woman and advocate for the marginalized. I have too many thoughts and feelings about her passing for this fluffy blog post. I’m sure most of you feel the same way.
Dr. M took over 300 pictures, but I used amazing restraint in selecting the photos for this post. If you’d like to check out all of his photos, you can find him as @ridinthestormout59 on Instagram. Also, as you already know, I did a Wordless Wednesday with beach pics (and some of the decor from our condo). Finally, I am going to do one more beach post - a Tale of Woe (those of you who follow Dr. M on FB have already seen this).
Sunday, September 13th
We left home at around 11:00 & got to the beach around 3:15 – not a bad drive! These photos are as we were driving over the causeway into Ocean Isle.
Monday, September 14th
Today was a rest day. Oh who am I kidding – they were all rest days. We barely moved all week. I did get down to the beach for a brief walk and took this photo of the condo where we were staying.
Dr. M got photos of the dune area beneath our balcony. It was a constant source of entertainment – crab, beach mice, a fox (you’ll see it’s picture later), and lots of birds.
Tuesday, September 15th
Scenes from our balcony. I did venture out to get pizza for dinner.
Wednesday, September 16h
Breakfast (oatmeal, egg, cheese, mushrooms, broccoli, zucchini, & cilantro)! Actually, that was second breakfast. First breakfast was part of a huge mango, a nectarine, and a slice of leftover pizza.
I took another walk on the beach & noticed that the steps on most of the boardwalks were new. And then I noticed this one that had not been repaired. This area was hard hit by a storm in recent memory, but looks fine now.
Thursday, September 17th
My dad’s birthday! I talked to him in the morning & he had received over 40 cards at that time. I’ll see him tomorrow and check them all out.
Here are more photos from the balcony. If you look closely at the one with the dog in it, there is a little dot that is two tiny dogs. I saw their owner walking them all the day before & it was hilarious to see that giant dog with its little sidekicks.
Friday, September 18th
Dr. M was up early and got these excellent photos of the fox! So beautiful!
We drove home, and someone was really glad that his buddy was home. The Roy is a mess.
Saturday, September 19th
Hurricane Sally’s rain band meant that we arrived home to a very lush yard. It made us smile to see all the flower activity.
We were talking about how we had packed for “before.” Dr. M packed slacks & nice shirts, and I took three cute outfits and didn’t even glance at them, because I didn’t go shopping and we definitely didn’t eat in a restaurant! I brought them right back home & had to fluff them in the dryer because I got them wrinkled. The only reason I didn’t wear the same pair of shorts & t-shirt for the whole week was just simple habit. I switched them out mid-week. I’m sure Dr. M appreciated it, but I don’t think it was necessary. It was really nice to not feel like we had to go anywhere or do anything. I highly recommend it! How was your week?