Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Remy Stayed Home

Even though he was all packed up and ready to go (see previous post), Remy and the other three cats stayed home while S. and I went on vacation for a week.

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.

An obligatory beach-at-sunset photo.  My iPhone photo doesn't do justice to the amazing colors of the sky.

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.
Beach houses 

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.


Cathi said...

That looks like an absolutely incredible place for a vacation. Love the idea of a indie bookstore in which to while away the hours.

Carol said...

Sounds wonderful...looks like a beautiful place for a restful vacation...glad you got away for a bit.

sunny said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....... Sorry you had to come back to reality.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous houses! I love the beach. It's my favourite place. Lucky I live only 10 minutes drive from isolated beaches. We have a lot beach in Australia. I think I would like to visit the beaches you did and never leave!

a good yarn said...

Everything a vacation should be!