Last night I returned home after a wonderful long weekend at Oak Island. Coming home from a trip to the beach is always a little bittersweet. Although I love my home here in the country, there is something special about the time that our family spends at the coast. It seems as though life is a little sweeter when we all leave behind our everyday distractions to take a vacation.
Our time spent at the coast is relaxed and very unstructured. Most of our time is spent on the beach with friends that we have made on the island over the years. We were very fortunate to have some of the most beautiful weather I can ever remember having at the beach. The high pressure that was bringing North Carolina such hot weather finally moved out and left us with very comfortable breezy days.
Our Fourth of July weekend brought us everything that we hoped it would.
It brought us...
...an evening on the beach watching the crowd getting ready for the fireworks.
...ladderball games on the beach with friends.
...teenagers having fun without ipods, cell phones, computers, or TV!
...beautiful sunsets to enjoy on the beach.
Doesn't the water and sky look magical while the sun is setting?
Who knew teenagers could have so much fun without cell phones, ipods, computers, or TVs?
Of course, what would the fourth of July be without a little fireworks?
I hope everyone was able to enjoy some of their own.
But as they say, "All good things must come to an end." Today I am back to a reality of unpacking, loads of laundry, grocery shopping, and according to the weatherman, another high pressure. But even with all of those chores to do and hot days coming...it is still good to be home!