Friday, October 5, 2012

A Weekend to Revitalize

Well, it's officially one week since I left for Long Beach Island, to enjoy some R&R with the hubs, and do my sea glass festival.  I love that island, and enjoyed my time away from the chaos, just relaxing.
 
We got down there around 11am Friday, unpacked and had some lunch at a favorite place.  Then, it was off to the beach.  Since we stayed in the shore house we usually rent, we could walk to the beach easily, its two houses from it!
 
 
It doesn't get much better then this.  Me and my hubs, with the whole beach to ourselves.
 
 
The weather was perfect, and we had a great night, nice dinner, light rain and breeze to lull us to sleep.
 
Saturday we set up for the sea glass festival, and it was a lot of fun!  Though we really didn't have the turn out from years prior, its always nice to hang out with fellow sea glass and beach lovers.
 
Cheryl, of Things a Drift, the shop that hosts the show, tried to get into the Guinness Book of World Records with the most people blowing the conch horn at one time.  We are still waiting to hear if we made it!  How cool would that be?  It was really fun!  Here is Justin practicing, he is great at it.

 
Here is my set up.  Pretty much the same as usual.
 
 
Sunday was a very slow day business wise, but it was relaxing.  Justin and his cousin hit Chowda- Fest all day, and then the three of us hung out that night and all day Monday. 
 
Monday was gorgeous.  We spent all day outside.  After sleeping in, and a nice breakfast, we hit Barnagat Light to hike to the end of the island.
 
 
 
 The boys climbed Old Barney, but not I!  I took in the scenery.  Just look at that sky.  NOTHING better then a cool clear day at LBI. 








I loved this bench- isn't that so sweet?

At the end of the island- where the bay meets the sea, we got to see these little guys.  They were so fun to watch.


 Then we went home and had some snacks for lunch, packed the cars, and we were off to the other end of the island- Holgate, or Shell Beach, as my kids call it.






And this here is why the kids call it shell beach.  It went on like this for a mile.


We found lots of sea glass!

And this old tree was decorated with shells on the dunes.  I had to add one, I just loved it.






'till we left the beach it was dinnertime.  We didn't get home until after 8pm, but I still got to hug my babies and tuck them in.  One of the best parts of going away, is missing them so!!!!!  This week I did alot of snuggling them.  And coming home Monday night, I got thrown right into homework, school, hockey, ect......OH, and clothes and shoe shopping cause nothing fits them, AGAIN!  But I loved it.  Being away, and coming home.

Thanks to my dear family for caring for my kids while we were away.  Thanks to my Dad for making sure they got off to school Monday too.  You guys rock, and I am so thankful for you.

16 comments:

  1. What a fun place to getaway! Your photos are gorgeous!!!!

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    1. Thanks! Good pics were easy with days like those!

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  2. Aww what a great time. I want to go to a beach with shells in the sand with my boys. Hadn't thought about it until I saw your pics. Not many of those in Germany though. x

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    1. The kids just love it when we go. There is nothing more fun for kids then shell collecting. We have bags and bags, I just can't say not to letting them keep thier "loot"!

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  3. It looks as though you had a lovely time! I love the beach so much and don't think that I could live without it.

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    1. I could easily live there. I'd miss the trees and woods now and again, but by the sea, its where my heart is.

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  4. Wowzers...what a nice place to chill out! As i was perusing your set-up, I spied some painting shutters...I used the same thing in my booth setup!! When I lived in New Orleans, I found some old shutters that had been thrown away...great for earrings...glad you had a nice week!

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    1. I love my shutters! Though I may shave them down in size just a bit;) they take up too much space in my truck and not too many ladies are tall enough to fill them to the top

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  5. Oh my goodness, this looks like a little slice of heaven. I haven't been to the beach in so long. But this is tempting me away from my usual get away - the mountains.

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    1. You should go! the ocean has amazing healing qualities:)

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  6. You brought back fond memories of Long Beach Island for me--I spent some summers there with a best friend as a teen. Now I want to be there, especially in fall. Glad you had some R&R.

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    1. And I forgot to add--just love that bench!

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  7. Sea side air is healing! It speaks to me on many levels!!!

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  8. Loved these pictures ! Thanks for posting ~

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  9. This looks amazing. Sounds and looks like a magical time was had! Where is this sea glass festival and the beach you were at?

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