Thursday, July 06, 2006

Vacation Post #4: aftermath & Re-entry

As much as I wish it weren't true, as much as I wish I could ignore and deny it, as much as I loathe to admit it, the sun has set on our vacation. It was 8 fabulous days of lackadaisical lounging, gluttonous gorging and pilfering pirates! Though Captain Sinbad didn't win the Americas' Sail again this year, it was still a really great time. Some highlights (or lowlights, depending on your point of view) in no particular order are:
  • 31 miles of running on the beach
  • 2 very over-cooked Black Angus Ribeye steaks
  • 4 very over-cooked Black Angus New York Strip steaks
  • 9 boneless, skinless chicken breasts grilled Caribbean jerk perfection
  • 1 Extreme Pesto Adventure
  • 4 cases of beer from Bud Light to Guinness Stout
  • 3 + cases of very tasty wines (We found a variety of new favorites) and some spirits too!
  • 3 boxes of cigars on the back porch
  • Countless hours of sitting doing nothing but listening to the waves crash on the shore
  • 1 Engagement announcement - Congratulations to Emilie and Ron!
  • 1 Outdoor Symphony concert
  • Canon fire at sunset
  • 3 nights of amateur and professional fireworks
  • Pirate talk and "swash buckling" jokes a-plenty
  • Quality time with family
Sad, but true. My vacation has come to a close. If the 13 hour drive home didn't prove it, my first day back at the office certainly did. Not that I had a particularly bad day at work, I just have a TON of catching up to do. Alas, there's nothing to be done but to get to it. One thing I did learn is this: When vacationing with friends you may want to have a drink. When vacationing with family, you may want to have several.

Cheers to a very good summer!


Ginger Breadman said...

Dang, I don't know how you ran at all with all that drinkin' and the cigars - sounds like great trip, though.

Yvonne said...

aaw, the two of you look very sweet and relaxed in that picture! welcome home!

Mark said...

Where'd you get that sweet picture of your uncle standing next to the Queen of England?

Just12Finish said...

Time to start planning that next vacation!

Beautiful pic BTW, and I'm not referring to Captain Whitebeard ...

Sempre Libera said...

Sounds like a perfect vacation! And that really is a great pic of the two of you.