Monday, August 28, 2006

Ahhh, Home Again!

I'm back!!!  As good as one's vacation feels, it is always nice to return home! 

Unfortunately, our yellow lab, Libby, had a rough time without us, but that will wait for my next entry.

Wildwood Crest was wonderful.  We had perfect weather, dry and sunny in the mid 80's.  Rarely a cloud in the sky!  See...

This was from the balcony of our hotel room!  That pole and little bit of brown in the lower left corner is the very beginning of the world famous boardwalk. 

The kids and Hubby and I did some kite flying on the beach which is always fun.  All of us relaxed and swam in the pool every day.  The water was heavenly, like the weather!  We walked on the beach, but no one swam in the ocean.  There was some jelly fish, and one was enough to put my kids off!  LOL

Fuzzy went bicycling on the 7 mile boardwalk/beach bike path circuit every morning with my dad.  Pumpkin Muffin rode in a go-kart for the first time and had a blast with her grandpa.  She needed him to reach the pedals!

Hammer celebrated his birthday several times, once in Wildwood, once in Cape May and once in Atlantic City! 

Here is a picture of the three of them after dinner in Atlantic City.

As you can see, they were in the sun getting tanner!  We spent about 4 hours in Atlantic City at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino.  There were parts of the floor where the kids could watch my mom and I play on the slot machines.  They kids really loved that!  My mom treated me to the gambling.... and I lost!  Thanks anyhow, Mom!  My mom won though, she is so lucky, and shared all her winnings with the kids.

The sunsets are always amazing down the shore.  Every year we go to Sunset Beach in Cape May, this year was the first time we stayed for the famous sunset.  It is the southern most tip of New Jersey, and the only place where you can see the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean, in NJ.

I met 3 women who were visiting from Seattle.  They told me that the sunset rivaled the ones they saw in the Florida Keys on their last vacation!

This picture was from the car on the way....

This picture is at Sunset Beach at sunset. 

Hubby, Fuzzy and Pumpkin are in the center of the shimmer...

I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I do.

I will probably be sharing some more of the sunsets, since I took so many pictures!

be well,


artloner said...


Just lovely.  So glad you had a restful and happy family time...I think you needed it, Darlin'.



jckfrstross said...

glad your back:) love the photos


cacklinrosie101 said...

Your pictures and entries bring back such memories to me.  We always rode our bikes on the boardwalk and went to Sunset Beach.  I've seen sunsets on Sanibel Island in Fla. and Key West and Sunset Beach has probably the most gorgeous.  Your kids are adorable!  Poor Grizzly would almost die if we left him for a week or so.  He is also a lab.  Labs have a terrible time with separations.  HUGS  Chris

eml625 said...

Great pictures. The kids look so happy.....If they are like my kids any vacation is  a great vacation! But yes, its always nice to return home!

sangrialel said...

I love the sunset pic!  Glad you had a good time.  Linda

tendernoggle said...

Oh so pretty!!! Please share all of the pictures!! lol
I love sunsets and beaches!

luddie343 said...

Glad you had such a lovely time Dawn.  Beautiful pix!  xoxo CATHY

lurkynat said...

Dear Dawn,
thanks for a wonderful entry! the beach looks wonderful and I can tell with all of those activities and the wonderful weather and the pool that you all had a blast!
Welcome back to Jland home! (((Dawn))))we missed you!

lv2trnscrb said...

loved the pictures, Dawn. Your kids have certainly grown since their last pictures I saw earlier this summer. They are beautiful!! I'm sorry Libby had a rough time without you guys. Koda knows the feeling. Can't wait to read the entry about it.

Glad you guys had a wonderful time! Rested and relaxed, that's what vacations are for :)


bruno64056rs said...

Glad to have you back! Now you can spend the next week or so puttin' oil on your sunburn, and knockin' the sand outta your underwear!!!

3's to ya' all!!!

wfhbear said...

Dawn, were you down by a place called the Top of the Mast?. I sure enjoyed your pictures and know that you all had a good time. Regards, Bill.

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Great pictures and I love sunsets!! Looks like you and your family had a good time!

coelha said...

Welcome back home! Sounds like you and your family had a great time!  :)  Julie

happywifetoj said...

Glad y'all had fun! What happened with Libby??!?!? I couldn't imagine leaving Rhapsody and going somewhere. I have not spent one night away from her since we've had her.

I've missed you!

Love ya,

helmswondermom said...

Glad you had a great time on your vacation and got home safely.  I'm just now getting caught up on all my journal reading!

ksgal3133 said...

Love the pictures! It looks so peaceful there. I'm glad you all had a good time :)