Sunday, March 22, 2009

The House by the Sea

That's where I am! :) We drove down late Friday, after Joe finished with work, and it is soooo good to be here! It is of course, still pretty cold; but that just means that there are fewer people. ;) My family was down here for all of last week, and we get to join them this week. My dad was nice enough to get the house for us all, so it just works out perfectly. This morning after Mass we stopped by the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. Joe had never actually seen a lighthouse in person, and of course it was Anthony's first time as well. Jenny came down with me right after her 1st birthday, but I don't think she remembers :) I've climbed it about a half dozen times over the years, but it is still closed for the off season.  One of these years I'll get my little family down here at a time when we can climb it. It is allot of stairs, (the creepy circular kind, with the open backs) but it is very worth it when you make it to the top and out onto the observation deck. :) We will be making a trip out to Roanoke Island to visit the aquarium, and to see Bodie Island, but other than that we are mostly just taking a quiet week.  I've been loafing around, reading Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian. It's slow going with all of the babies, but I'm really liking it...I think once I get a bit furthur into it I'll really really like it. It's funny, my dad had suggested the series to me, since I like historical fiction, and most books having to do with ships. Since I knew I would have reading time down here, I went to the library to check it out before the trip. Hmmm, all of the other books, no Master And Commander... okay no problem. So I went back early on Friday to check one more time and it still wasn't there. I asked the librarian and they confirmed that their copy was checked out, so I gave up, got some Janette Oke books (yay!) and went home to finish packing. When we got down here, I told my dad that I had looked at the Library to bring the book down, and he started laughing and told me that HE was the one who had checked it bring to the beach for me! :-D Great minds think alike I guess! heehee 

I don't really have much else to say...I'm afraid that I have been overtaken with a very tired and lazy sort of vacation friendly outlook, so that's all for now! Pictures will be added when we get home, since I forgot my camera's transfer cable. :)
Love to all,

**Oh, and the spell check isn't working, so I'm sorry!**


Sommer said...

Have a wonderful, relaxing time with your family Tilly! It sounds lovely. I've never seen a lighthouse up close either and both my dad and I love them:-)

I think I may have to check out these books historical fiction of all sorts:-)

Have a great week!

Beth said...

I love the beach off season! Way better without all the 'tourists' around.

There is a lighthouse in Newburyport, MA that you can eat dinner in and look out over the Merrimack River to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean. The local restaurants deliver your dinner to the lighthouse.

Clare Marie-Therese Duroc said...

Tilly, it's so good to hear from you again! I hope your Lent has been beautiful and blessed so far.

I just love the Patrick O'Brian books. I'm on the 4th right now. I found that getting through the first half of Book 1 was the hardest (his style takes some adjusting to), and after that it was pure joy and delight.

YayaOrchid said...

What an idyllic getaway! Enjoy yourselves and get plenty of rest also.