The waves were indeed bigger and bolder…a storm came through overnight with a gift of fun wave jumping for the late morning beach time. In the water- declaration of "AIR tiME" "ssublime sea time", squeals and ahhhhs, motions of twirls, dives, ohhh-ahhhhs, splash, plunck,….it was beautiful, thrilling and fun! Scary from the beach for the moms- but once in exhilarating! And lots of returning to the beach house to rinse sand and stone!
The breeze on the beach- we never got hot, we read, we walked, we enjoyed the water that had an inviting temp! It was a great way to wrap up a wonderful family gathering with all of most of us now really under one roof. It was hard to leave and the last day made it all exponential - my float in the pool at the end of the day- peaceful with blue skies bluer than ever. The colors of all things around me- painted chairs on the balcony - vibrant and bright!
We were done cooking so our last night- dinner out! Not perfect hard shell MD blue crabs but good enough. The ritual and time together wonderful. The savory, spicy flavor and process of picking- priceless! This Ohio girl embraced every chance to put a piece of crab into my mouth- followed by the twang of old bay seasoning and the feel of messy crabby fingers so yummy! (Bonus- the women's bathroom had a salt or a sugar scrub to get rid of the smell of lingering crab- it worked- we all loved it!! Yay Dick's!)
Life on Newark-Granville Road loves when childhood good times marry with the current experience- today was one of those days. The week's vacation was awesome. Knowing it will be a year until we return and each opportunity to be in this moment with sand, sea and family together makes it all the more special- I say thank you and savor allowing it all to be brighter and most beautiful day of all.