Don't feel bad for the cats. They had a great cat sitter, who spoils them rotten. And face it, cats seem like they are on vacation all the time.
S.'s extended family rents a beach house every year in Corolla on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
The Outer Banks (often abbreviated as OBX) are small barrier islands off the coast of NC and is a popular tourist destination for this part of the country.
Siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, parents, nieces, & nephews drive from north and south to play on the beach, swim in the pool, and eat lots and lots of great food.
We had a great time getting away for some relaxation and a break from work. We walked the beach in the mornings and after dinner and stayed out of the mid-day sun and the heat. Took quite a few naps. Read books and magazines. Enjoyed porches and hammocks and lazy days. I missed the cats and got text updates on their latest antics.
My favorite place to while away the afternoon is Island Bookstore in historic Corolla village. There is nothing better than an indie bookstore, especially when there are no quilt shops anywhere nearby.
Now it's back to the real world and the cats are the only ones taking naps.
TIme for some sewing too.