Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Return of the Native


Shew, it's hard to get back into the groove after spending several days at the beach! We had a great time. The hardest decision to make that week was whether to go to the beach or the pool. A nice break from what had been going on leading up to our vacation.

The above pic was taken in front of the cottage we rented with my husband's family. It's in a really nice community called Seawatch, which is just a short walk to the beach. As you can see, Hubby is sporting an arm splint. He and his brother took our son and nephews to go crabbing and while there, Hubby fell on some rocks, injuring his wrist. Luckily it wasn't broken, just sprained. But, because he also cut it, he had to get a tetanus shot. So, this is the second time we've had to visit a coastal ER on a vacation (our son had an allergic reaction a couple of years ago, which landed us in the Nags Head hospital).

This was our first visit to Kure Beach, since we are long-time OBX travelers. Kure was nice, although to access it, you need to go through Carolina Beach, which is very commercial. I detest commercial beach areas, hence our many trips to the Outer Banks. So, I was a little disappointed with the carnival atomosphere of that stretch. But, once you get into Kure and beyond it's really a nice stretch of beach (hope I'm not offending any Carolina beach lovers - to each his own). We flew into Wilmington, which is a nice area as well.

Update on my mom: she's now in the rehabilitation unit at the hospital where she's been staying. Each day, she goes through intense physical, occupational and speech therapy. She's made great progress, so we're thankful she's on the road to recovery. And, God bless my dad for all he's been through. The one thing he asks for is eight straight hours of sleep and a round of golf, so I'm hoping we can make that happen for him!

Have a great week, everyone!

9 comments:

Jessi said...

So glad you had a nice vacation. Hoping your mom's rehab is going well.

Leelee said...

Glad your mom is recovering...we just returned from the beach...the oil has moved into the gulf of Mexico in Alabama and Florida...I hope the Carolina beaches are safe from the spill!

Town and Country Mom said...

Love the Outer Banks, especially Whale Head, near Corolla! Glad you had a nice break and that your mom is getting stronger and better!

bevy said...

So glad to have you back! We spent the past week at Edisto... much fun.

Also, good news on your mom. That lifts ALL of our spirits for you!

sara said...

Glad you're back - we just returned from a (short) trip to the Carolinas ourselves! Also so glad to hear that your mom is continuing to improve!

Lily Lemontree said...

Glad to hear your husband is okay, your mom is doing better and that you enjoyed your well deserved break! You have been missed!

雅馨 said...

這樣的情感,真是值得人羨慕.................................................................

Haven and Home said...

I am glad you had a great break and I am glad to hear your Mom is moving in the right direction. Continued prayers for her and your family!

Elizabeth said...

welcome back.....glad to hear your mom is doing better.