Saturday, August 27, 2011

Vacation Highlights

We are back from Avalon, NJ. Our vacation there was cut short a couple of days due to Hurrican Irene. Luckily, the 6 days we had there were fantastic. We did everything we wanted to do.

 Our car was packed full, including 5 bikes on the back and a huge carrier on the roof. I wish I had a picture of the outside of the car. It must have looked funny because we saw many people staring on the highway with a smile on their face.

We're on our way!
Cool Dude!

 We had great beach days and the kids got a lot of use out of their new belly boards.

The Beach Drill Sargent ( aka Dad ) had us going every minute: bike rides, miniature golf, Ocean City for the amusement rides, arcades and very little down time. But I had to insist sometimes.

Early morning chess games

TV Time ( aka Mom's coffee time )
The highlight was a boat ride on our Uncle Joe's boat. What a treat!

Billy got to steer!

Future Naval Officer?

Dolphin sightings!
Down under

I passed this house every day. I had to take a picture of it. Look how cute it is. If you click on the picture it will get bigger and you can see the whale on the door and the decking on the ground around the chairs. The light above the door matched the lamp on the sidewalk too. I thought the details were adorable.


 That's about it. It was a great first vacation for our family...hurricane evacuation and all. I wonder if this will be an annual tradition??


  1. Kathleen,
    It sounds like a great vacation and I love the pictures! We rent a cottage at the beach every summer and always have a great time. My sister's family and my parents go too and my other brothers and sister always pop up there for a few days. We've been doing this for many, many, years and I love it. I can see that you do too :)

    My older sister's name is Kathleen by the way :)

  2. Sorry about Irene, but it sounds like you had a great time anyway. I love the pictures. Tell the beach nazi that I said 'hi'.

  3. Love the pictures and sounds like you had a GREAT time!!

  4. Love all your pics!! it looks like it was a really fun time!!! and I love that little house too!!! So glad you guys had fun, despite leaving early !