June 10, 2008

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

I'm back! We had a wonderful week of fun in the sun at Nags Head, N.C. Perfect weather and wonderful company, what more could a person want?!! Here are just a few snippets of our trip.

This is a picture of the Corolla lighthouse. When Mr. P and I first saw we said, "are those people up there?" Well, yes they are!! At first we thought we didn't want to try it, but after a little "cajoling" by one of us (I won't say who;o) we decided to take the trek up. There are 214 steps and it is 162 feet tall. There are nine sets of winding stairs with a little landing that you can stand on in between, if you need to rest, As we were going up we met people coming down and they were really "huffing" and "puffing." They all said the same thing though, it's worth the climb. So, after much huffing and puffing and puffing and huffing we were finally triumphant and made it to the top!!

Here is a picture of part of the stairs ~ if you have vertigo or are claustrophobic this wouldn't be for you!!

Here were are at the top, sweaty and tired, but extremely happy we did it because we got to see this . . . .

Isn't it beautiful? If you want to learn more about this historic lighthouse you can read about it here.

We also did a lot of swimming . . . .

Our family loves puzzles, so every year we bring one and work on it throughout the week. This is the one that was done this year.

Ashley & Gerry

Miss Bonnie

Our tired puppies! Of course, they weren't the only ones who took a lot of naps;o)
I don't know if you can really see this, but if you look at the couch you might be able to see the flip flops that were all over it! Cute, cute!

Here's all the gang! We made some wonderful memories and are looking forward to next year when there will be six of us:o)


thehomespunheart said...

Welcome home! So glad you had fun!

Mrs. C said...

A vacation with those you love the most in the whole world--what more can a girl ask for? :)

Jackie said...

You all look as if you had a wonderful time. Welcome home.

Storybook Woods said...

Welcome home. Sounds like a lovely week. xoxxo Clarice
PS you and Mr. P are such a sweet couple

happy@home said...

It looks like you had a nice vacation. Congratulations on making it to the top of the lighthouse.

Welcome home.

Anonymous said...

You'll have had a wonderful time together. What a blessing to get to go on a long vacation with your dear family. By the way, welcome home.. I really missed you at your place called home.. love Christene, from Doha

Adrienne said...

What a great adventure! It's always worth the huffing and puffing to get to the top but it seems we will never get there while we're going round in circles inside. Thanks for sharing it with us. You have a beautiful family. ~Adrienne~

Tori said...

Wow, what a great time, so glad you enjoyed yourself!

LBP said...

I love Nags Head! It is such a beautiful place. It's been several years since we were there, I'm thinking it's time to go back.



Lura said...

Your vacation looks like so much fun! I love the beach! What a nice family you have too. Looks like a great trip. Oh and I love the flip flop couch too!!

SweetAnnee said...

Welcome home
Looks like a wonderful trip..and
I love puzzles too.
What a fun souvenier!!
Glad everyone had fun

smiles, Deena