Monday, August 16, 2010

The One After the Storm

This blog post is later than I'd expected on account of a big storm that blew through here earlier! The thunder was rumbling the house!! Some of us MAY have been nervous... or we may have been conning mom... I won't say which. Either way, we were treated to some frozen peanut butter Kongs as a distraction.

WAY back on Saturday morning we left the beach and headed north for home.

Goodbye cozy naps in the Airstream.

Goodbye fun times with friends after dinner.

Lori and Stuart
Greg, Papa and Stuart
Goodbye flying lessons by Stuart. (Click here for some more photos and quick videos of the fly day.)

Goodbye art contests.

Goodbye surprise birthday wishes for Dave and Peter.

Goodbye surprise birthday cake, of which we didn't get a tiny taste.

Goodbye Uncle Pauly's - the restaurant mom and papa had lunch at not once but twice and brought us left overs... ZERO times!

Goodbye Bodie Lighthouse, which is still undergoing secret renovations.

Goodbye National Seashore.

Goodbye buried mini-golf course and Old Nags Head Hotel at Jockey's Ridge. (Click here to see how it looked when we visited for New Year's. It's always changing!)

Our friends from PA followed us home and parked in my yard on Saturday night to break up their long drive home. It helped cushion the blow of leaving rally since we had a mini-rally!

It's always sad to leave the beach but it was good to get back home. In fact, when we pulled into town mom got very excited to see this bumper sticker in the lower right corner.

She got so excited that she ordered a t-shirt online yesterday. What am I going to do about her geekiness??? Oh, wait, I have to go. The Big Bang Theory is about to come on!!

Stay tuned tomorrow. I have lots of blog business to catch up on!


  1. You sad to leaves? I not...I just glad you is home safe and sound.
    Looks like ya;ll had a wonderful time other than da leaving part though.
    I stay tuned tomorrow.


  2. Blog Mom saw the same thing on a door mat at She wants it, but she thinks that Alpha Mom isn't ready to give up the one she bought. That one says, "Come back with a warrant." She's a public interest lawyer. (That means a lawyer without money.) Anyway, going places is great, but it is always nice to get home, too, isn't it?

    lotsa licks, Lola

  3. Frozen peanut butter Kongs and that comfy green bed! Wow, quite a vacation!

    Your pal, Pip

  4. Looks like you guys had a wonderful vacation. Thank you for sharing it with us. Sorry you guys had one of those scary storms. I hope the frozen kongs helped you all feel better.

  5. You guys are to funny. What a great vacation. Hope that storm didn't scare you to much.
    Nitey nite
    Benny & Lily

  6. Yay! I'm glad you're home safe and sound. I know how hard it is to say goodbye to wonderful furends but coming home is pretty nice, too. Sorry abouts the storm. But at least you gots a kong out of it. I just luvs kongs.

    It took my mom awhile to figure out that bumper sticker but she finally did. Heehee!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  7. My mom says the only vacation that is worthwhile is the one you sad to see end.
    Sorry about the thunderbumpers butt... Frozen Peanutbutter Kongs... now those are something to really SETTLE DOWN to. I'm just sayin'

  8. Mom and me is glad all of you is back home safe and sound Zona. I won't be able to checks in with you tomorrow cuz I is going on a day trip with mom but I will visit on Wednesday...'kay?

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie MAa

  9. That does look like such a fun trip. We only missed home because our pooches weren't with us, so maybe if you're all together there isn't anything to miss.

  10. Wow! You guys sure lived the life! I'm glad you had so much fun and saw so much cool stuff, even if your cruel parents didn't feed you!

    Tee hee! We love that bumper sticker!


  11. What a pawsome vacation! You be so lucky to have da airstream, so you all can go on vaca with mom and dad! Dat be the life!!

    We are glads to have you back.......

    and did I reads your countdown correctly??? Is it da day for Auntie's visit?!?!??!


  12. We don't mind thunder, but frozen peanut butter kongs can get us distracted from just about anything.

    Glad you enjoyed the beach time!

  13. We had some thunder a week or two ago for a few days but we didn't get any real rain out of it.

    Sorry your vacation is over but I'm glad you made it home safely.

    I guess I'm a dork because I don't get the bumper sticker.

  14. WE totally think you were acting scared so you could get those peanut butter kongs - we know how that works because we do that at our house too!

    It looks like you had a very fun trip - it is always sad to leave but it is always so good to get home!

    And tell your mom that our mom is just as geeky - she dosn't have that sticker (or the shirt version) but she does have some geeky ones (and hey, did you see the they have a Rock Paper Scissors Lizzard Spock shirt - we love The Big Bang Theory too - Barney was almost named Sheldon!)

  15. I love peanut butter too! AND the Big Bang Theory!

  16. Awe... Parting is such sweet sorrow..

    good byes are tuffs, butts welcome back homes!!

    we's likes 'dat shows too

    IzZY, Josie and Anakin Man



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