"Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away?"

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Back To Reality

   We just returned from the beach yesterday evening around 6 pm. That 11 hour drive seemed like it took forever. We enjoyed 10 wonderful days at Lakewood Campground. We have been camping there every summer for the past 6 yrs or so. We have walked thru Pirate land Campground, and Ocean Lakes Campground to see what they have, but for our needs we prefer Lakewood. Most of the activities are located close to the beach, and a short walk from the section we like to stay in. Especially when your traveling with a  child and twenty somethings . Every morning my husband and I were the first ones up (by hours....you know young people are). We got up around 7 AM, and went for a long walk on the beach, sometimes ending up at the local McDonald's for a breakfast biscuit.We also enjoyed  bicycle rides together. He enjoys playing basketball, and horse shoes. The kids stayed busy with the ocean, the inflatable water slide, boats etc.

 Here is some of my crew in front of the camper getting ready to hit the water, my 20 yo son on the right, my 20 yo daughter on the left with her boyfriend, and my grand daughter and her mom in the back:

My 4 yo grand daughter had a blast. She loved the water.

My daughters found what we were told were shark teeth. At least this year we didnt see the shark. Last year we looked down in the foot deep water we were in to see a 2 foot long shark tumbling against the sand and low water only 4-5 feet from us. Didnt take us long to get out of the water. Then some guy picked it up for all to see for a few minutes, then tossed it back into the ocean.I havent decided if he was REALLY brave, or VERY stupid.

My husband enjoying time with the grand daughter .

Mommy and daughter

Feeding the resident Swans:
The resident goats checking us and the Yorkie out:

We visited Dolly's Dixie Stampede. We hadnt been there for a few years, and the grand baby was wanting to see the horses( my bunch are the 4 in the middle:

One of the guys getting ready for the show:

On the way back we drive by   Pilot Mountain in Mount Airy, NC. I understand this is where Andy Griffith's "Maybury" was filmed, and Floyds Barbour Shop is. One of these days, I would like to stop, and see whats there, besides this mountain:

 On the way home we were stuck in a bumper to bumper traffic jam on I 79 due to some road work.

Finally, we hit WV, ( cue the guitars...) "Take me home country roads, to the place I belong........WV"

All in all, we all had loads of :


  1. i know - ocean lakes is .. too much. glad ya'll had a good time - we just got back from the beach too - all that is too much for me up there. we like garden city - you can see it on my blog. have a great 4th!

  2. David, I know what you mean about it being too much. we absolutely love Duck, and some of the other areas in NC, but there isnt much in the way of camping with full hook-ups there. So we stay in SC and just avoid the traffic, and shops as much as possible.I will check out your blog, thanks for the invite.

  3. It all looks so wonderful and refreshing Tammy. Ideal vacation.