We just got back from six days in North Carolina, visiting our two sons and daughter-in-law.
They live about four hours apart, and because of work schedules we saw each of them separately. One lives right near the ocean, and I spent a couple lovely days walking the beach, stuffing my pockets with shells.
The water was wonderful. As much as I love our Great Lakes here in Michigan, I've never been able to swim in them. They're so cold. I could get used to the ocean. Oh. Except for those sharks.
A fisherman I was talking to said he was fighting with a shark over the fish. What?! Why is everybody in the water swimming then? I asked. He just shrugged his shoulders. I hope he was joking. But after that, I stayed away from anyone with bait!
|Pimento-cheese sandwich -- we don't see this up north. It was delicious.|
|And, of course, sweet tea seemed obligatory.|
In central North Carolina, we saw these crape myrtle blooming everywhere -- just beautiful!
Now I need to get back in my routine -- get some shopping and laundry done, catch up on phone messages and the like. It's already a short day as I've slept in after a 14-hour drive yesterday.
A little sad today. It does seem like I've left two large pieces of my heart back there in North Carolina.
I'll be around to visit soon; I've missed you, dear friends.