The Outer Banks, specifically Corolla, were/was awesome... We arrived Sunday the 10th at around 4:00pm, after stopping by the new store to see the progress, get an update, and pick up our digital camera (I had left it in my desk when we were asked to leave so hastily). This is what greeted us in Corolla:
The house was beautiful and just down the street from the beach. The Corolla Lighthouse can be seen in the background on the right...
I'm not sure if any of you have heard the Joan Rivers bit, where she talks about "Beach People" and "Pool People", well I am most definitely a "Pool Person" (perhaps a result of spending most of my childhood around the ocean, bathing in salt water, washing dishes in salt water, etc... on the boats I grew up on). Here's another reason being a "Pool Person" for the week was not necessarily a bad thing:
We only had one day without sun, which we used to explore the shops and other sights in Corolla and nearby Duck.
At times it was hard to believe there were 14 other people staying here with us. We had a great group, including Jim's brother's family, and other friends from the Pittsburgh area. The only time we were all pretty much together was for the meals. Oh... the meals were grand! Rather than dining out, we opted to prepare almost all of them at home. Jim and I made a Costco run the week before and picked up steaks, burgers, chicken, and pork for the many grilling nights we had. The rest of the "fixins" were picked up at the local Food Lion. I think I gained about 5 pounds over the week....
And now it's back to the grind for both of us... The new store opened last week while I was away and had their Grand Opening this past weekend. I am looking forward to going in to work today, even though I wouldn't mind another day lounging in the sun. I did manage to finally get some color on my lily white body... The picture below is of Jim (3rd from right), his brother's family, and me, right before leaving:
That's it for now... Over and "Out" from Toano, VA
(Oh, and happy belated Father's Day too)!