Sunday, September 23, 2007

Beach Week

Today we returned home from a week at our favorite beach destination: Duck, North Carolina. This was the first full week’s vacation my husband and I have spent completely alone since before we had kids over 22 years ago. Because it’s the beginning of the off season on the Outer Banks, we were able to afford a beach house that is an upgrade from what we usually rent in the middle of summer, just a few steps from the ocean, and about a quarter mile walk to the sound. It was one of the most relaxing vacations I've ever had: we spent lots of time on the beach, took long walks, read books, worked jigsaw puzzles, played some tennis and beach paddleball, sat in the hot tub, and ate a lot of seafood.

No grand adventures to relate, but here are a few photos, starting with the beach:

The view from the soundfront deck:

From the top deck of the house:

A jellyfish on the beach:

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