Monday, April 9, 2012

Vacation Hangover!

Oh wow, this is a vacation hangover at it’s best! And let me state for the record there is no alcohol involved in this one. Just a lot of sunscreen!

My sister and I often take spring breaks together. She and I are both school teachers (although, I haven’t taught in 2 years) and by the time spring break comes the students (and teachers) are so ready and itching for a break from the everyday school life that we skedaddle out of here…. and to the beach! This year was no different; she was beat out, so off to the beach we went!photo 1

Now the two of us aren’t particularly hard to please when it comes to the beach. We need the following:

* A beach
* Sunshine
* Clean sleeping conditions
* A refrigerator
* A grocery store within walking distance

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Oh, and chocolate! Lot’s of chocolate. Primarily the refrigerator is to keep our chocolate cold, and maybe along with a few beers and deli meats. Mostly the chocolate. Other than that, we don’t need anything too fancy!

We eat our own deli meat sandwiches for a late lunch, (chocolate for breakfast, obviously), and then after spending the day basking in the sun we close up our reading entertainment and head out to find refreshments! photo 3

One evening it took a while to get our food, so since I hadn’t been at home in a few days being creative in the kitchen, I had to do something to let out some my skillz! I present to you my dinner placemat! Like I said, we were traveling in high style!photo 5

After dinner most nights we took a long walk. Checking out the different beach boutiques. Finally one night we poked into Ron Jon’s Surf Shop. I remember when I was really really young going into this place. Back then Ron Jon’s was pretty much a beach/suffer shack, now the place is the size of a department store! Two stories and full of beach everything! I thought that the wall of never ending surf boards was pretty cool!photo 6

When I was telling the Boss about all of the surf boards and how there was a big surfing competition happening while we were down there, he asks “so how’s the water?” I think he was asking if I had actually gotten in the water…. no. I think I have been watching too much of the Discovery Channel’s “River Monsters”. Plus I KNEW these guys (below) would be out and about! I think I went in a few times about ankle deep, that’s about 8

Plus, I didn’t have time to get in the water. I was finishing off the third book of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series and then diving head first into the Hunger Games Trilogy. I’m telling you, if you have not bothered to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, you’re missing out! That whole series was quite a roller coaster. I highly recommend it (as does the rest of the world!) IF you think “those books are too long”, which they are fairly long, then you should not wait any longer! You MUST go out and get the Hunger Games! This is a super fast read. I was finished the first two books in two and a half days, and honestly once I press publish on this post, I’m heading down to Barns and Nobel for the third!! You best start reading!photo 7

Since my sister and I only hit up the Florida coast for a short trip, Monday to Friday, the Boss had plans for me when I came home for the weekend. We had our own little Easter celebration in Boston, VA at a B&B followed by dinner at my absolute favorite restaurant, The Inn at Little Washington.  

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Now that it’s Monday, and everything has gone back to normal (a.k.a I don’t have a beach to go lounge around on) you might understand how I am suffering from what I call my “Vacation Hangover”. It’s very sad. And honestly, the buzzer for the dryer just went off, so now it’s confirmed that I’m really home. Maybe I’ll go curl up in the pile of warm towels for a while and pretend I’m back at the warmth of the beach!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Christi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Reading the same books as you right now but not at the beach! Glad you had a great vacation!

Maggs said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have the 3 Girl who... books checked out from the library. Been putting off starting them because I know I won't be able to put them down. I did the same with the Hunger Games books. Read all 3 in about 4 days.

Molly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I loved both series!!! Glad you had a nice time in the sun!

Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Really wishing I were heading out for a beach vacation right about now, lucky you! I'm the same way with beach vacations, candy and homemade sandwiches are the way to go, saves money for ice cream. :)

Paula said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Glad that you had a lovely beach vacation with your sister. Chillin' out on a warm beach with the sounds of the water is always so relaxing.

oreneta said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

At our house we call it a funover. Good thing there's still chocolate.

iron yogini said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yey, Hunger Games! I did the same thing over break - whole trilogy in under 5 days. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is definitely next on the list. Glad you had such a relaxing vaca with your sister! Great pics, too!

Alli said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Unfortunately I totally have vacation hangover now too! So glad I took off this beautiful Monday to recoup. I read both series and love them. Glad you were able to get away and relax :)

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Wow I really don't like Instagram.

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