Splashing back through time.
OBX: A Highway Runs Through It…NC Highway 12 and the paradise that surrounds it.
I am writing this final “chapter” on our trip to Spain during the Coronovirus crisis, when we, our friends in Spain and most of the world are sitting at home […]
Oropesa: Catching our Breath With most of a summer behind us filled with other trips abroad for Andrea and the boys, nights by the fire pit, camps and excitement for […]
This afternoon, while on vacation on the Outer Banks, we decided to walk out to the point that is near the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. From where you park, the remote beach has to be at least a mile or two walk. While we walked, the boys played in the surf […]
As I mentioned before, every year, while on vacation, the boys seem to hit new stages in development. I’ve also mentioned in the past that Matthew had been slow in his speech development and is very difficult to understand, at times. During this years vacation, it seems, Matthew has taken […]
A friend of ours once said, as she was struggling to stop procrastinating, get in the shower and then pack, “Vacation is over…I’m just going to sit here in my own stink.” That about sums up my feelings right now. I’ve written and re-written a couple of paragraphs talking about […]
Yesterday, Andrea and I suddenly realized that Matthew was saying “bathing suit” pretty clearly and correctly. It wasn’t long ago that he really struggled with his “s” sound and so he would say “bading doop”. ..it was very cute and, as proud as I am of how well he has […]
For me, there are few things as wonderful and amazing as a tidal pool. When the fierce waters of the sea withdraw themselves from the beach, the leave these shimmering pools of water that are full of life and open to exploration. With each cycle, they change shape and form […]
Greetings from North Wildwood! No matter what we do, we always seem to arrive in Wildwood late in the day, in spite of our best efforts. And, in doing so, we have settled into a ritual that has become almost sacred for Andrea and I. For the past three years, […]