"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Monday, January 3, 2011

Winter at OBX - Fini

Traveling to the Outer Banks is one of my favorite “things to do.” Each season in the Outer Banks is different but unique. This is the first time we have made a winter trip but we were fortunate that the weather was sunny with temperatures averaging around fifty degrees. Usually we are there during the week of Memorial Day which is much warmer and we can sit on the beach. In either case the best thing is the people you are with. I thank God that we have a loving family and friends. The times we spend with them become beautiful memories that we keep and share. Dee’s photographs provide a story book of our travels and enhance these memories. We need to slow down and enjoy the precious moments. Put our arms around the experiences and embrace them knowing that they are never really gone. They will be forever in our hearts and minds.       

Everyone was up early Sunday morning for packing and cleaning. We had a hearty breakfast at Duck Deli which was delicious. Some last minute shopping for Dee and Pam and then we headed home. There was some rain on the way home but we still made good time. Lord, thank you for enabling us to spend some relaxing days with our friends. Thank you for getting everyone home safely.

The OBX Winter Team. (Photo by Dave) We missed you Maureen and Jack.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Winter at OBX - Happy New Year

This morning Dee and I took a walk along the beach. It is a beautiful day, the sun is shining and we enjoyed walking, talking and taking in God's beautiful world. Dee was taking pictures of everything, as she always does. Photography is her favorite hobby and she is an excellent photographer. Later we are heading to one of the lighthouses in Corolla for more walking and picture taking. Dave suggested this would be a perfect day to do this.

Yesterday while the ladies were shopping the guys headed down to the beach. It was late afternoon but the weather was still warm enough for light jackets and sweatshirts. I was given a tour of the rental houses that they have stayed at over the years. As we continued our walk through the area it was fun to fantasize about which homes we would like to purchase.

We spent the evening playing "Catch Phrase" and "Scatterories." The ladies dominated "Catch Phrase" so we went to teams on "Scatterories." Pam and Lou were the top team for this. We all celebrated the New Year with Dick Clark. Some things do not change.

Welcome to 2011 and may God continue to watch over all of us.