This week's topic for Friday With Friends is favorite vacations. Ours is coming up in a couple of weeks... I can't wait! My husband grew up on the coast and his favorite place was the island just over the bridge from the city where he lived. Every year, we rent a house there for a week J and I are there all week and our children and their families come and go as their schedules allow. We always have a wonderful time and because our children grew up going there, we have lots of memories of this beach.
We ride the waves, play frisbee and bocce ball on the beach, ride bikes, take walks, do puzzles, play games, watch TV, and we eat well! We take turns cooking.... I finally got smart about that a few years ago! :-) The main event of the week is going shrimping. We use a seine, a large net that is 100 ft long and 7 ft wide and attached to pvc pipe. J and our sons are the ones who usually go in the water with the net, but we all enjoy gathering the shrimp once the net is laid flat on the beach. Most people have never seen anyone seine, so we usually have a crowd watching and asking questions. When we go at night, we wear head lanterns.... and we look so COOL! I am so glad it is dark and no one can see us! :-) We have caught as many as 60 lbs and as few as 5 lbs. We never know what will happen... that's what makes it such a GREAT ADVENTURE!
Every year, I thank God for the opportunity to go, His provision that makes it possible, and that our children want to spend this time together as a family. We are very blessed. We take tons of pictures every year. I will be blessed, this year, to have the privilege of sharing them with you, my new "blogger" friends.
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