Saturday, July 26, 2008

Family Vacation

Me and all my immediate family are at the beach in North Carolina for the week, for our annual family beach vacation. This is our 18th year of living together for a week, and we're all still speaking to each other!

My parents, my husband and I, my sister, brother-in-law, brother, sister-in-law and three beautiful nieces all rent a front-row beach cottage at Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina. It's about an hour north of Myrtle Beach. It's a great family-oriented beach, more cottages than hotels and still a pretty safe place to vacation.

We hang out, swim, play games -- Monopoly, Scrabble, Uno and cards -- play bocce ball on the beach, ride go-karts and jet skis, read, watch TV, sit in the sun and drink a little beer. We take turns cooking a meal every night -- lots and lots of yummy home-cooked food!

In order to offset the yummy food, I do usually get pretty good exercise during the week. Last year, three of us did a few miles on the bikes first thing every morning. This year I will run every other day -- hopefully three miles -- and bike the other days. We also usually go to the gym 2-3 days. And I swim in the pool and ocean, and do 1-2 beach walks a day.

If I'm lucky, I'll end the week without gaining any weight!


caballerofan said...

hmmm.... are you ever not on vacation?

Hope you are having a wonderful time.

Chris said...

This sounds fantastic! Man, I need a couple of days off...ugh....

Will just have to live off of everyone's vacation stories in the meantime. :-)

Rae! said...

sounds like fun.

Rae! said...

Oh guess what??????
We will be on this one coming up!!!! So when o you want to do the next one??

MikeF. said...

Hope you guys are having fun in N.C.