Friday, August 31, 2012

{Travel} Beach Vacation-Part 3

 

It's the final installment of our beachy week
Hubs and the teen had gone home for two days to work so the tween and I were on our own.
We had lots of long walks on the beach.
 

We got facials and fro-yo...went shopping and out to dinner.

 More walks on the beach...



and lots of mother/daughter time.

We had another beach day on our last solo day.

 
{my book and our drinks at dinner}

When we were reunited with the other half, we took a day trip to Cape May.
So, the day didn't start out picture-perfectly. 
The rain did settle down to a light drizzle when we got there.
We got our shopping on.

I liked this shirt's sentiment.

The sun came out!!
We had lunch and shopped some more (these two had enough of the shopping).

That night we went to the boardwalk one last time for all of our favorite treats.
Time to go home...
I will have a follow up about our condo..it deserves its own post!

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

{Travel} Beach Vacation-Part 2

In case you missed my last post, we had a beach getaway a few weeks ago.
Later that week my sister and her kids came to visit for the day.



We got down to the beach early to scope out the perfect spot. 
 Our beach cart (from Costco) really came in handy.

It looks a little overcast but I kinda liked it that way.
My niece and daughter soaking up the rays (the sun did come out).
 My nephew spent about 3 hours of not stop boogie boarding.

That night we all went to the boardwalk for an early dinner.
And some bumper car bumpin',
henna tattoo gettin'
and go-cartin',

shoppin', posin', flower picture takin' and white pant relaxin'.
 

The next morning we rented bikes, mine was the pink one.
We did about 8 miles.  It was wonderful!

We returned to Smithville, that cute shopping village we had visited earlier in the week.

Our view at lunch.

Funky looking ducks that seemed to have the run of the place.

Apparently I enjoyed taking photos of flowers.
Lots and lots of flowers...
 
and red doors, brick pathways and....

hanging white lanterns.

 
There was a train, a carousel and a bakery.

You could even stay right in the village in a quaint bed and breakfast.
I wanted a family photo before half of my family left for a few days...at least one...so I wrangled everybody down to the beach that night.
It was getting dark, I set up the tripod and tried to use my remote but it wasn't working.
Somehow we managed to get a decent one.
It was a lot darker than it looks in the picture...don't know how we pulled it off.

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