Sunday, August 6, 2017

Avalon Vacation 2017


Just saying that word makes me smile.

There is just something so special about being at the shore.  And Avalon is my favorite.  It is so pretty and peaceful there. The homes, whether they are the big palaces on the beach, mid-size "mansions", or quaint cottages, each have their own unique design and decor.  I never tire of looking at them. Late night walks allow me to sneak a peek at what they look like inside when they're all lit up.  (Wow, that sounds creepy now that I write that out loud.)

We had our usual highlights such as bike rides, shopping, arcades, pizza dinners, morning doughnuts, Carmen's restaurant in Sea Isle City, and an afternoon trip to nearby Ocean City, NJ for the boardwalk and rides.  The night before we left there was a huge storm which caused the beach block to flood!  Kids were actually swimming in the street!  Crazy.
My brother John and nephew Johnny went in on the house with us again and I honestly don't know how the two of them put up with the 7 of us all week.  Bill's brother Mike and family were also in Avalon the same week and having them with us at the beach definitely makes it more fun.  Plus, their kids are the cutest ever, so there's that.

I made my vacation video, like I usually do.  Definitely not my best work, but you'll get a glimpse into our week. The song was longer than the amount of video and pictures I took, so I had to get creative. I took stock photos of some of the places we visit there and added them in.  Lame.  Oh well.

Until we meet again, Avalon.


  1. Awesome, Kathleen! Beautiful family, great memories!

  2. I totally disagree, I think it's one of your best videos !! Love it!! Thanks for another great vacation! You guys ROCK!

  3. Loved the video. Looks like you had a great vacation!

  4. Love watching your video and seeing all the pictures. That is great picture of you and Bill near the end.

  5. Love it and just sorry we never made it over the bridge to visit you. You have such a beautiful family.

  6. Awesome video. Thank you for sharing. Your family is beautiful. Looks like you guys had a great time. You can see the fun and feel the love. Thanks. Love, Brother Bobby

  7. Looks like it was a wonderful family vacation! Enjoy the last few weeks of summer <3