Sunday, July 13, 2008

July vacation! (or, yet another reason I have a good life!)

Just got back from an awesome week with our friends in Plum Island. On the 4th, bright and early, Kim and Jim came in from California, and Karen came in from Albany, NY, to begin the weekend watching the fireworks in Boston. As always the effort and colossal pain in the butt getting there and back was totally worth it.
Saturday morning, we got ready to go to our beach house that we rented on Plum Island, which is off the coast of Newburyport, MA. It felt like we were far far away from home. We had the best time and it was SO great to be with my best friends for a week, with lots of others coming up to visit. Here's a link to our photos, and below are my favorites.

The house

Our view. We were on the "basin" side of the island, not the ocean side. This area completely drained during low tide so we could walk to the ocean side during low tide. The city of Newburyport itself is off in the distance

At sunset

Here's the set of my MOST favorite pics...

Me and Randy

Me and Karen

Me, Karen, and Kim

Randy and Jim setting up bets on, of all things, the game Apples to Apples.

Kim and Jim

Kim's sister Marion came to visit with her fiance Patrick.



Karen, take two, 'cause she hates to get her picture taken.



Karen's friend Larry came out to visit.

Our friend Neil came out to visit too.

Sunset at Plum Island

For the complete album, click here (this time the photos won't take up half your day)


Chris Curtin said...

I need to play 'apples to apples'. On our vacation the girls (and their 2 teenage friends) played it a lot.

Other than asking me what was 'better', I didn't get to see what they were doing. Seeing adults playing means I should give it a try. Any chance of making a drinking game out of it?

Looks like you guys had fun.

Kimberly said...

That looks *perfect!*

I'm more relaxed just looking at those pictures.

alan said...

Being a "flatlander" I hadn't heard of Plum Island, but it looks plum nice!

My favorite pic? You and Randy!

Glad you had such a wonderful time!


HAR said...

No wonder we don't read much from you lately. What a beautiful house/ island.