June 17, 2005
Can you tell me what day it is?
Our second day (yesterday) on Topsail Island started with my lovely lady wishing me a good morning. We had talked about greeting the dawn together on the beach, but we overslept by an hour so had to content ourselves with sleepy conversation while we dressed for our morning walk.
After the walk and a shower, we joined the rest of the family for breakfast. Following breakfast, our family beach deployment began. And believe me -- it takes a massive effort to get these 17 people properly attired, applied with sunscreen, equipped with beach chairs - beach umbrellas - beach toys - beach towels - beach etc., marched across the street, over the dune, and onto the beach itself. Fortunately, the adults were not outnumbered very badly (7 kids and 10 adults), and we were able to get all personnel and equipment onto the beach and set up without too much fuss . . .
The rest of the day was one of fun in the sun and general goofing off.
My lovely lady and I had the responsibility for supper last night, and some preparations for dinner were necessary. We decided that the occasion called for Americana all the way, so I grilled out hamburgers, and my lovely lady made the most delicious potato salad. We completed the meal with watermelon and cantaloupe and good company.
The sunset was gorgeous, dinner went well, fun and games ensued . . .
. . . and another day on Topsail drew to a close.Posted by USAdave at June 17, 2005 02:01 PM