Friday, August 16, 2013

The Best of Vacation

 1. Food

Besides roast beef and pork loin, we had Afghani goat curry one night and Palestinian food another night. Yum!

2. The Beach
Onslow Beach, North Carolina

However, I did discover that 80 minute sunscreen did not last for the four hours I was in the water. So I’m grateful for aloe and zinc oxide. And, FYI, The Marine Corps has the nicest beaches in the country.

3. Highway 40. It is a gorgeous drive, which winds through the Smokies and the Blue Ridge Mountains. No traffic, beautifully green, and meets the Interstate 75 in Knoxville so we can have dinner with our son on the way home. (Luke is now a grad student at UTK.)

File:Blue Ridge Mountains-27527-1.jpg
This photo is from Wikimedia because I couldn't find my camera (grumble) as we were driving through.

4. Rest

I’m just hoping that our dog Jezebel doesn’t read my blog—she’ll be so jealous. Cal never lets Jez nap on his chest.

5.  Friends
Photo: Helen doing Connie Keller's hair. Future stylist?
Photo courtesy of Rebekah Duke.

What can I say—I love two year olds. And Helen did a great job of doing my hair.


  1. Looks like you've had a wonderful time. That last photo is beautiful. :-)

  2. Glad to know you had a terrific vacation :)