Our day started out wonderfully as Jim and I were greeted by the sunrise. After getting up early before the sun started to come out, we headed out while Charlie was still asleep and headed to the beach to catch the most breath-taking view. We gathered seashells, walked a ton, and watched what can only be described as awe-inspiring. The sun rose (complete with pictures to come) and greeted us as it began to warm up the day…it was something I was glad that we did at least once.
We did some things around the house and then met Justin and Amy at Miss Carolyn’s Breakfast & Desserts. The breakfast was scrumptious (the usual fare) and a slice of chocolate cake for the baby and I was great! 😉 We then headed out to the beach again for some more sun (burn) time and enjoyed watching Jim attempt surfing again, gathering some final shells and taking some pics to memorialize the occasion. After taking a dip in the pool again, we headed home for rest and relaxation.
Charlie was again smitten by Amy and Justin as he played with them, napped, and became transfixed by their every move. It was nice to just sit back and not feel pressure to have something going on. We did a bit more final shopping and errands as we finalized our trip back.
Dinner fare was a treat from Justin and Amy – New York style pizza from Tony’s again complete with salads and pop -YuM! Charlie enjoyed his baked ziti, but mainly enjoyed the company the most. He wanted to be held by Amy, lovingly stroked her face and hand (NO LIE) and just enjoyed being with them. As expected, when they left, he was quite upset (as was I) and looked longingly as they drove away – crying out as the cars escaped out of sight.
We ended the evening running final errands, cleaning, and making one last stop at the beach for sand and to say good-bye to our favorite part of vacation. We could hear the ocean and I grew wistful, thinking of how our relaxation was coming to an end….All in all, a great end to a fantastic day & week.
*Spending time with family that we don’t get to see often
*Our last beach visit