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Friday, May 18, 2012

Enjoying the Beach!

Our BALCONY is up there above George's head.
Today I will share with you some of the things that George and I DID during our visit to Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina last week...

Sometimes we SAT on our BALCONY and just enjoyed watching the waves flow in and out.  The picture above shows our room. The room is almost in the middle of this picture. We are on the top floor (right above the Gazebo) on the left end of that building.   We also sat on the balcony and watched the boats  out in the ocean.  We sat out there in the evenings and watched the moon rise over the water.. Awesome!!!  (Be sure to enlarge all pictures for bigger views.)




We WALKED and WALKED on the beach!!!  Great Exercise also!
We took MANY walks on the beach ---off and on each and every day.  One reason we love this area this time of year is that there aren't too many people around.  The beach is almost OURS!!! 




We PHOTOGRAPHED many things on and around the beach.
We both took many photos on the beach ---as you can imagine... I think we took about 1000 pictures together all during this trip!!!!! ha




She SAT in the SUN hoping for a good TAN!
One of us worked on our TAN.  (At least we didn't get sunburned this time!!!  Thank God for sun-block!)




We PLAYED in the WATER!!!
We even played in the water when we got hot!!!  I'll admit that we didn't get very wet ---but a little sea water goes a long way!!!!! ha




He READ!
One of us got alot of reading done this week---while the other person did something much more important.....  Guess what that was????




She SNOOZED!!!!!


She SLEPT!!!!!!  While George caught up on his reading,  I caught up on the zzzzzzzzz's. 




We ATE SEAFOOD!!!
Finally,  another important reason for our beach trip was to visit some of our favorite seafood restaurants in the area.  Breakfast is served for us at the Islander Inn each morning.  We skip lunch --so that we can really enjoy a good dinner.    The picture above was taken on Sunday night (5/6).   We had a fabulous seafood dinner at TWIN LAKES RESTAURANT near Sunset Beach.

Hope you enjoyed seeing a few of the things we DID while at the beach.  Next week,  I will share with you some of the things we SAW while at the beach!!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.  We hope to slow down a little!!!  We've been on the road again this week.  On Wednesday,  we drove to Georgia to visit my son and his bride-to-be.  Then yesterday,  we drove to Tullahoma to visit Dad Adams.  Both were great trips--but I'm ready to be quiet for a few days!!!!!   I'll see you on Monday!

Hugs,
Betsy

71 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh, now THIS is the life, isn't it? I could live by the beach every day of my life. Wait...I do. Well, sorta. I have to drive about 10 minutes to get there, but I'm close by. And having all the good time in the sunshine....beautiful days for you both!!!!

Pam said...

From the beautiful mountains of Tennessee to the shores of NC is the best of both worlds, Betsy.
Glad you two had a fun time and enjoying life at the beach.
Love your pics.
Hugs

Arkansas Patti said...

Ahh Betsy, that looks positively wonderful. So nice that the beach is mostly all yours this time of year.
Good to see you getting some Vitamin D for your bones.

Tabor said...

You obviously know how to have a good time.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I know, I love how quiet it is there in the spring! Maybe we'll get to go back next year.

BlueShell said...

Hi...
Hi visited George early today...and I saw a beautiful photo...but you do have here fantastic photos, dear!
Lovely...all...

Today I'm quite sad...
Hope i'll be better later on...

xx Isabel

Marcia said...

Sounds like it was a great trip and relaxing. We are off to British Columbia in a few days. We'll be gone for 11. We fly into Seattle and have a rental car to tour the province from the Rockies to the seashore. Looking forward to that.

From the Kitchen said...

The "off" season is my favorite time at the beach. I'll bet the sound of the ocean lulled you and George to sleep every night.

Best,
Bonnie

The Incredible Woody said...

Only the most perfect beach vacation activities ever!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Looks like fun times- and much needed rest for both of you!

Daisy said...

What a great vacation, Betsy. It looks like the two of you had a fabulous time. I wish we lived closer to the ocean. It's quite a distance from where we live.

Jo said...

Oh my Betsy, that beach walking paid off. You look so trim and fit! And brown. Such a relaxing time you shared with us. Thanks. Have a great weekend, my friend. (((hugs))) Jo

linda m said...

Ohhhh, I could get so used to that life style. Glad you had such a good time.

Linda said...

It looks as if you had a wonderful time...and great weather...and managed to cover all your favorite activities. Now THAT'S a vacation!

Sharon said...

You so sound much like us except just opposite. I'm the one with the book (heaven forbid that I should take a nap, I might miss something!) and Bill's the one who get well acquainted with the insides of his eyelids!

Brenda said...

FABULOUS!! YOU are so pretty! The exercise and sun sure do you and George GOOD! You both look so STRESS FREE! What an awesome way to enjoy your life.
I'm glad you came by my blog to visit yesterday. I have missed you.
Have a glorious day!
Brenda

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The pictures show a fun and relaxing vacation. Have a fabulous weekend.

Sandra said...

we would love to live in one of those houses year round, if we ever won the lottery and we don't buy tickets, a house like this right on a beach like this is where would live. and do the same things you did all day every day. but it would be me reading and bob sleeping.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Beach walking is the best way to exercise and clear your head...then a good nap IS needed. :)
I love your chair with the built in ottoman; perfect!

Em Illustrator said...

As usual lovely pictures, thank you so much for sharing and have a lovely day

Eva

Janice K said...

Sure looks relaxing.

HolleyGarden said...

Sounds like the perfect vacation. You did everything that I would have done in such a beautiful place! I bet it was like heaven. I haven't been to the beach in a long time, this post makes me miss it.

TexWisGirl said...

snoozing is good - as long as you used the sunblock. :)

Chatty Crone said...

I'd have loved to be there too - but it wouldn't have been conducive to your rest!

You looked like you got some much needed rest and sun. I am glad you wear sunscreen.

Another wonderful trip of two wonderful people.

Loved your pictures.

sandie

Chatty Crone said...

I'd have loved to be there too - but it wouldn't have been conducive to your rest!

You looked like you got some much needed rest and sun. I am glad you wear sunscreen.

Another wonderful trip of two wonderful people.

Loved your pictures.

sandie

Cheqna said...

Hi Betsy,

Great to see photos of you both having a great hol..a break from another of your favourite pastime..the waterfalls..hehe..

I'd be almost like you when I'm near any beaches..I don't like getting wet..even my feet..haha..I prefer reading or snoozing or both. :-)

Have a wonderful weekend and have a good rest.

W. Latane Barton said...

I am so 'pea-green' with envy. That vacation looked devine. Resting, reading, tanning. And, with your honey. Just the best ever.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Looks like a wonderful time of R & R, hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful trip you two had, Betsy!! I do love your photos and particularly the ones of you on the beach!! What fun! Have a great weekend and get ready for your next trip -- which I'm sure will be coming up soon!!

Sylvia

Ginny said...

You are a real beauty on that beach chair! I love the picture of George kneeling to snap, showing his shadow. Do you ever look for sea glass?

Ms. A said...

I envy all the trips you and George take, not to mention the amazing photos! I'm afraid when hubby retires we won't be able to afford to leave the driveway!

Nava said...

Hey--looks like the beach agrees with you. We did not go this year like we have been for the last several years. Thanks for a taste of salt water. How to you manage protecting your camera? I even ruined my little camera--with a very fine mist of sand.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I loooove beach life!! It's almost a dream of mine to life AT the beach, however, my step-dad did, and he says the sea air is havoc on wood and paint and so there's lots of upkeep. So, I'd be happy to just have more trips to the beach and rent a place that someone else takes care of :-)

Snoozing, Seafood, Sun-soaking ...at the Sea. Makes great Sense!! You look like the water is a little cold, in that pic where it's covering your feet!

Ah, closing your eyes, lying in a beach chair, warmed by the sun. Glad you have such great times together. Thanks for inviting us along!

Lizzie in Mississippi

Carletta said...

I'm so glad you had such wonderful weather for your beach trip.
I look at these pics and can almost feel the gentle breezes and smell the salty air.
I'm just like you, I love an empty or near empty beach.
Hope you and George have a restful weekend! Our weather is supposed to be heavenly till the first of the week so I'm looking forward to a nice one myself!

Snapper II said...

I never know where the two of you will pop up next. One day You two will be on the moon. LOL

Great post I love the beach. Who doesn't ???

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, What a fun trip! I am so jealous! Was the water warm or cold? Where I used to live in Southern California the Pacific seldom got up to 70 and that was on a hot day! Usual water temps were about 63-65 degrees F. Brrr.
Have a wonderful day!

Shug said...

I am enjoying ever single minute of my trip with you guys...Great pictures, so much so, that I feel like I'm there.
Just can't beat the beach for a good get-away! I would probably have been snoozing and laying out in the sun..
hugs

Ann said...

Oh Betsy you lucky girl. What an awesome place to stay. Sitting out on that balcony would feel like heaven but then again so would that snoozing on the beach :) Glad you had a wonderful time.

Donna said...

What fun in the sun! And it looks like you had great weather too.

Lady Di Tn said...

The beach looks wonderful and to have it to yourselves is a treasure. Sounds like the little Prius is getting lots of miles on her. Have a nice weekend. Peace

myletterstoemily said...

it makes me happy to see you and your
husband enjoy your lives together. my
husband and i are adjusting to empty
nesting . . . and enjoying it more and
more all the time!

Terry and Linda said...

Now THAT is something I would love to find out if I could do it....sit still and not have to go check WATER. Only check out the beach!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

NatureStop said...

Betsy,
What a change from your waterfalls:)Looks like you are enjoying every moment!Have a great day!

Shantana

Retired English Teacher said...

Betsy, I said it before, but I must say it again, you just look fantastic. Girl, you look hot! Really, you look so young, relaxed, happy, and fulfilled. That George sure must be good for you! A great vacation at the beach helps too. Sending hugs.

carolina nana said...

Oh you make me long for a beach trip.
We don't know if we will go this year or not with all the new jobs and moving going on.
Have a blessed weekend
Marilyn

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

A beach vacation sure looks good!

Grandma Bonnie said...

That had to be a beautiful view from your room. I love the beach photos. I hope you have a great week.

Big Dude said...

Looks like a really nice trip Betsy, but I can't imagine dealing with 1000 photos and trying to pick out the best ones.

Catherine said...

Look at you two kids ~ always out having fun! Catching some rays ~ splashing in the water! I'm glad you two don't act your age. You are both too young for such nonsense.

Keep having fun sweet Betsy!
xo Catherine

Jeevan said...

It’s wonderful to go through your pictures explaining how leisure it would have been for you both at the beachside resort. Must be a great sight viewing from those balconies… Glad you enjoyed your stay and along the calm beach and book in hand… it sounds fabulous!

Enjoy the weekend Betsy! Looking more from u on beaches.

Cheqna said...

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:-)

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great shots of an obviously good time. It's nice to sit by the water and bake . . . or is that bask in the sun?

Darryl and Ruth :)

Neal said...

That looks like a lot of run. Patti and I will have to try that sometimes.

Birdman said...

I'm envious.

imac said...

I love the beach too, nice to see George on his knee, getting down to the job.

Faye said...

A well paced vacation--a lot of sitting still watching the world go by, just enough walking to deserve that seafood, and space for each to enjoy a favorite past-time whether it be reading or snoozing.This is a good time to get traveling done so you can stay home when the temps get unbearable and places are too crowded.

Chip Allen said...

Oh, man does this post ever make me homesick!

Crystal Mary said...

Hello Betsy, I love the Ocean, and you both look like you had a great time.
We live 50klm from Tin Can Bay where you can go into the water and pat the dolphins and 90 klm from Rainbow Beach which is miles of untamed sand to drive along.
I lived with Ray in East Tennessee at Rogersville, about 120klm from Knoxville. Our church there was Crossroad Assembly of God. We attend the Wesleyan Methodist here in Oz. I worked in the local hospital after completing Boards.I didn't like it there so changed to Amedisys Home Health as a specialist nurse. I was my own boss more or less there and loved it.

Betty Manousos said...

wow, betsy, looks like a fantastic day...a lot of fun!
i thoroughly enjoyed looking at your refreshing shots,

now i want to sit on a sunny beach!

have a blessed sunday!

big hugs!

SquirrelQueen said...

That is a beautiful beach Betsy. It looks like you and George found the perfect place to stay. One of my favorite things about going to the beach is the fresh seafood too.

Hope you have a nice quiet weekend.

In Love With Sunflower said...

The photos you shared really depicted enjoyment and fun! There is so much love shared between you and your husband too...

I hope you could capture photos of your son's wedding with sunflower as their motif flower. I'd love to see them. God bless :)

Rohrerbot said...

Looks wonderfully relaxing Betsy. I love reading at the beach....and the walking along the shore is great as well.

Happyone said...

Looks and sounds like a wonderful relaxing vacation. : )

Marie said...

This is MY kind of trip! I love going to the beach in the off-season and just listening to the surf, and sitting and enjoying the views, walking on the beach, reading and snoozing. Yep, just about perfect! :-)

Pam said...

Betsy, I love your header gorgeous photo of sunrise at Ocean Isle Beach.
It would make a beautiful screen saver that you could look at every day when you turned on your computer.
Hugs

Heidrun Khokhar said...

What a lovely place to visit. What a trip! great photos too!

BlueShell said...

Hi dear!
have a magnificent week...
I aw the balcony again and I love it! Kisses
BShell

eileeninmd said...

Betsy, Ocean Isle looks like a great beach for a vacation. I love walks on the beach and seafood. Just perfect! I am sure you and George had a great time. Have a wonderful week!

Small Kucing said...

such beautiful view :)

diane b said...

That's my kind of holiday. Snoozing in the sun and walking on the beach and eating seafood dinners. You sure know how to have a good time. You are looking fit bronzed and well. It sure does look a nice place to stay and a good time of the year. Your header is stunning.

Twilight Man said...

I love that lazy chair! So nice to sleep on with the waves rolling in front. That's really Cloud 9, Betsy! You are really a lucky Princess, being spoilt. I am so happy for you both!