It seems like every time I write up a trip report I forget a few things.
- One day at the beach I let Jacob & Joey bury me in the sand. Oh my goodness, I got sand everywhere! They loved it though and had fun doing it so that’s what matters. I swear, 2 showers later and I still had sand & sea life in all my nooks & crannies!
- The first day we went to the beach the water was the coldest I’ve ever felt! I run hot and I have sensitive skin so I’m used to cool showers and cold water. But y’all, Y’ALL, I have NEVER in my life felt water this cold. This was feet numbing frost bite conditions cold. Insane. By the next time we went in the water it had warmed up enough to not freeze you to death on impact.
- I took 3 books to the OBX with me. Apparently I thought all you do at the beach is read and I underestimated the amount of beer pong we played. I’m a big library patron, I don’t buy books. So imagine my horror when I accidentally got water on my book Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang while brushing my teeth. Yikes! When I got home I ironed out the pages to try and make this brand new book look less ghetto and keep me on the nice list at the library. I don’t think I’ve been blackballed just yet. Whew!
I’ve just returned from my first trip to North Carolina’s Outer Banks, or OBX as you’ll see when you visit. OBX can be found on tshirts, stickers, can coozies. Each July my family spends a week together either at the mountain house or some other location, usually a beach. This time we chose the Outer Banks as most of us had never visited. I was so excited! I have read Jenny’s yearly trip reports of her visits to OBX (she drives all the way from northern NY!!) and have picked up lots of tips. I was especially excited to see some of the wild ponies! Continue reading
Sam- the oldest dog in the world, our family dog, went to heaven today. He was at least 17 years old. He came to live with us as a rescue and we were told he was 3 years old, but he could have been even older. He’s just been around forever. He’s the sweetest, best little guy. We have lots of great memories of him (like when he took a pair of my mom’s panties to all the neighbors’ houses).
Quite a few years ago he started having seizures. Over the last couple of years they have just gotten worse and worse to the point that he screams. Breaks your heart. Then he started losing his hearing, his sight, and his hips have gotten bad. So it was time to go up to puppy heaven. The house, especially the mountain house, just won’t be the same without him. Papa was with him at the vet when he went to sleep for the last time. We love you Sammy boy!
When we take the pugs to the vet we take them to Bruster’s after for a free doggy sundae. There isn’t a Bruster’s near us so it’s a big treat for us all. Kiki grew an odd bump on her toe and has been having some trouble with allergies this year (more serious than normal) so we took her in to see the vet. Afterwards we swung by Bruster’s for Kiki’s sundae. When we pulled up to the window to pay a girl employee was walking by the window, stopped in her tracks and said “Is that Kiki??” OMG. Kiki has fans. She’s being recognized on the street! You know it’s not going to be long now before the diva attitude sets in!
This is my favorite commercial of just about all time! I first saw it on the big screen when it ran just before Toy Story 3 played. It’s just awesome.