There were 16 of us in all. The real reason we planned this very special family reunion was to celebrate my dad's 90th birthday this year. Although he is no longer with us, we knew he would want us to get together and live lovingly and joyously in his honor.
Here are just a few treasures we'll remember ~
Yummy, yummy suppers from the grill and juicy watermelon
Squealing grandnieces and grandnephews when our flashlights spotted crabs in the sand when we went "crabbing" at night
Lazy moments in the swinging hammock chair, reading our assorted novels
Rooting for our favorites on the Olympics on TV at night
Long walks and collecting shells on the beach every day
Swimming, boogie boarding and sand castle building
Working on our family jigsaw puzzle for several days
Discovering the old village of Corolla
Jeeping to see the wild horses of Corolla
Spa day with massages, facials, pedicures and haircuts
An afternoon visit from a thoroughly entertaining magician who performed extraordinary tricks
No schedule, just awaking when we wanted and going to bed when we were tired
Game night with all around the table.
Pelicans roosted on the tops of these wood poles in the water. We enjoyed watching them fly in formation and dip into the water at dinner time. Sand pipers joined us in running from the waves on our walks.
And guess what?! From Corolla, my girls and I drove our rental car to Washington D.C.! Can you remember your geography to know some historical places between North Carolina and Wash. D.C.? Stay tuned for my next blog!