Nothin’ but a Good Time

All my obligations and duties are canceled?  I’m gonna add a little more to that…my bank account is also not empty  AND I get the whole weekend!  I might as well get a little greedy.

Off to the coast I go to fly kites, walk on the beach, visit the aquarium and then hit the boardwalk and go shopping!

My camera won’t be out of reach the whole weekend…but my phone will!


It just so happens that the weather is beautiful, just enough wind for the kites and the sun keeps us warm enough that my shoes stay off the entire time at the beach.  I have a shoe fetish, but I also LOVE to be barefoot.  Does that make any sense?

The kites stay in the air long enough so I’m not constantly chasing them down the beach, but not so long as to be boring.  We brought the trick kite too and it is spectacular.  I’ve finally mastered tricks that don’t just turn into dive bombs.

All the dogs on the beach come up for a polite hello and scratch behind the ears.  Their parents (owners) even stop to chat for a few minutes and ask how long we’ve been kite enthusiasts and where to buy them.

We’ve remembered to bring a picnic this time, so we don’t have to leave the beach just because we are hungry.  Sammiches (Mercy rolls her eyes and chuckles), pasta salad, fresh veggies and dip, Coke (I am addicted), and a fruit salad.   We’ll still need to stop at the ice cream shop for Mercy, I’ll get some caramel corn.

It’s the first trip to the coast in ages that I’ve had sunglasses (I haven’t been able to get prescription sunglasses in years)….I love my transition lenses.

After we get tired, we’ll head to the hotel.  We’ll splurge and stay at the resort on the bay, with the jacuzzi tub…maybe have some champagne.

It’s now time to shop.  We’ll head to the cat store.   I don’t hate dogs, but most pet stores are 90% dog stuff and 10% cat stuff…not true at the Cat Store! It’s 100% cats.  So many stores on the boardwalk even have shop pets.  I love walking into a little shop and being greeted by the family dog or cat.

We have to stop into our favorite gallery/gift shop.  Maybe we’ll buy something for the wall or a piece or two of jewelry.  I have had my eye on those colorful leaf shadow boxes, or maybe the wood sculpture mosaics.

Oh my is that my sister and brother-in-law?   must have had the same idea.  We agree to meet for dinner and then are off shopping again.  Ok, we really keep going to the same shops because we all share lots of the same quirky tastes.

Now on to the clothes store that I never go into because the won’t have my size.  They’ve branched out realizing that the average woman is not a size 4.  I find a few outfits that are perfect, but there’s more.  They have my boots that I have been searching for, made for a normal calf, not too skinny.

We can’t resist the kitchen store and neither can my sis.  I end up getting all the little gadgets that catch my eye.  It really isn’t an impulse purchase, Since I’ve been drooling over the same items for years.

Finally we are off to dinner.  Sis orders drinks and 4 appetizers…not just for her.  She loves to indulge and spoil everyone.  We spend forever deciding on entrees, which is why she always orders starters.  Two drinks down already.  Don’t forget to order the wine too.  We’re chatting about what we should do together Sun.  Should we go to the aquarium or should we crab off the dock and have a seafood fest in their suite?  It has a kitchen and they cook and clean the crab for us at the dock.  Crabbing wins!

Our entrees show up and three bites in we start trading entrees.  Mercy and I switch.  So many times what I order she will like better and vice-versa.  We really should start ordering for each other.  I guess we already do. 🙂

We get desserts to go, because we too full right now.  We head back to the resort…we booked adjacent rooms…hilarious.  We really should call each other before trips, even spontaneous ones!


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