How about a little catch up? I'm going to tell you know now that all pics were taken with my iPhone, which means they're just so-so.
As opposed to pics taken with my real camera which are so much better. Ha!
True confession I've gotten lazy with the picture taking. My big camera has a piece rattling around inside, and I have no clue what it is. Since it's only sometimes a problem I don't think about taking it to the experts until I'm out somewhere trying to snap a photo and the zoom jams. Tilting it this way and that is almost alway a fix.
When it comes to technology I'm your girl.
Beside the mechanical snafu there's also the small matter of my squad grumbling whenever I suggest we take a picture. Do you have a squad? Does everyone have a squad? Does yours grumble when you want to take a picture? fyi-I've been looking for a reason to use the word squad. Apparently it's a thing now, but I'm not sure it's working for me.
The word squad wings me right back to sitting on a hard gymnasium floor in 7th grade rows behind a designated captain, all of us dressed in blue onesies- aka gym suits. Anyone? Worst of all they snapped! All the way up the front!
Back to present day...last weekend hubs and I trekked back to Atlanta to attend the boat show. It's that time I guess. Boat shopping is a bit more fun than car shopping but for me a little bit goes a long way. Boat dealers really really want to SELL! you a boat! You need! a boat! Today! Best time to buy! is at the boat show! That last bit may be true, but we're not quite ready to purchase. We need water and electricity at the dock still, because this man will not own a boat he can't wash.
He's looking quite comfy here though, isn't he? Personally I felt like this one had his name on it (and of course so did the dealer!) but we're not there yet. Also we still need a house, but whatever. It's good to look, and for a quick minute I allowed myself to get a little bit excited about summertime on the lake.
We spent the rest of the weekend with friends just hanging out, watching football, and loving the fact that we're all finally living in the Southland.
In the meantime, some NJ friends who retired to Maine phoned saying they were going to be in Hilton Head for a few days, and did we want to pop over?
Please disregard my crazy wind-blown beach hair and the stylish get up. It was chilly on the beach and I opted for warmth over beauty. It was the right call.
This was a quick trip, but oh so nice to see the ocean in January. The skies were sunny and blue, we went for walks on the beach, tracked a dolphin across the surf, and indulged in a delicious seafood dinner Sunday night. Plus we love catching up with friends scattered around the globe.
I'm partial to shore birds.
And swinging in the sunshine.
Pretty sure they're wondering how secure the bolts are.
I'm a firm believer in standing at the ocean's edge. In feeling small. In soaking in the wonder. No matter how brief the visit, there is something about the magnificence and untamed beauty of the sea that remind me life is lovely indeed.