Somewhere on the beach

"Somewhere on the beach" was my slogan last week while on vacation.

I think this was one of the best weeks we had at the beach in a long time. When we first arrived, we met up with some friends on the sand. It was suppose to be a couple we met last year and could hardly wait to see them again this year. Sadly there was only one. He and his wife split up, but we got to sit with him for a while and had some good laughs with him and his best friend. I really wanted to see my other new friend though. Maybe I will run into her some other time.

Nick has a brother that lives on a campground a mile from our campsite and we always take a walk down to see him when we are there. Nick has another brother that brought his family of five plus two friends down the same week. They were staying at a hotel between the two campgrounds. We all met up to play with the kids on the beach and had fun in the sun. Later that evening me and Nick walked up to the tikki bar to hear some music and relax under the sunset.

Toward the end of the week my daughter and her boyfriend came down to spend the day on the beach with us. They were staying near Wilmington and I was so excited to see them. After spending some time on the beach, we all cleaned up and met the rest of the family for dinner.

The arrows point out the brothers. They are all handsome but I think I ended up with the best looking one (yellow shirt). Dontcha think?

We tried a new spot about thirty minutes away in Little River called Crab Catchers. It was a small but mighty place that sits on the waterfront. I ate two pounds of crab legs. I hate I failed to get a photo but there was so much going on that I forgot. Me and Nick liked this place so much that we plan to go back again sometime.

It was a great week. It was nice getting to spend a day or so with family and friends. We never are all together like this except at Christmas. I’m thnking his parents were probably smiling down from heaven.


  1. Love seeing y’all together. I’m allergic to shellfish but I miss crab, I’d have ate 2 lbs too if I could.

  2. What a wonderful time. It is always great to get family together on vacation. Great picture, that is nice to see.
    The split is sad, but it is nice to still get a laugh. Life goes on.
    Love from here,
    Sherry & jack

  3. Such a great gathering of friends and family! Good grief about the split couple!
    Amber and Mike just finished up their beach trip and are headed home today. I hope to go with Summer to the beach this fall. Too hot for me right now!

  4. How nice that you were able to meet up with family and friends on your vacation. Sound like a fun time.

  5. It sounds like you had a great time at the beach Lisa.

  6. That's my heart's prayer- after I am gone, I hope my boys stay connected. Guys are so bad about setting up "dates" it would be so easy for them to grow apart. But seeing other brothers hang together makes me hopeful.

  7. Some of my best memories were at the beach.

  8. I'm so glad you guys had a great time at the beach! It is always so much fun reconnecting with friends! Hugs!

  9. Hi Lisa, it is always so fun to connect with family and friends. Beach time is a blast.

  10. Hi Lisa, thanks for your visit to my blog. Times sure have changed since I was young. My grandson went to a concert in San Francisco and there was a huge tank in the middle with armed guards around dressed in tactical gear. A far cry from the security guard that used to walk around with his hands in his pockets.. Looks like you had a great reunion at the beach. Being from Santa Cruz I know what you mean. Hope you will come back for another visit..Happy Thursday..Judy

  11. Sorry about your friend, I bet you were looking forward to see her. How wonderful a time though, it looks like you and your hubby had. I enjoy a laid back trip to the beach and sometimes you find those "shacks" or little restaurants on the beach are awesome! I could eat crab everyday too!
    Glad you had a good time!
    jess xx

  12. It's so nice when family can all get together like that and especially at the beach. How fun and I enjoyed reading and looking at the family photo!