Thursday, July 28, 2011

Beach vaycay

  I love Pittsburgh I really do, but I also really wish it was closer to a beach, a REAL beach, not a lake, or a river, but the beach.  Although those other bodies of water are great, there is nothing that compares to the real beach, with the waves, and the smell, and the sand.  Growing up in NJ I was lucky enough to make day trips/ week trips to the beach in the summer often enough, now I have to make a special LONG trips to the beach, but it is definetly worth it. 
   A few weeks ago ALV, LES and I went to visit my parents on LBI ( Long Beach Island).  It was such a great vacation and so nice to be close to the ocean.

ALV's birthday fell over the weekend we were there so we made sure we celebrated with some cake....and a monsoon on our way out to celebrate.  Looking sexy :)


We had my mom conduct a photo shoot

Tried to catch some crabs ( not so successful)

and made sure we lounged in the lagoon with a Marg

It was a great escape and so nice to hang out with my parents, hopefully my "ocean time" will last me til next time.

What are your favorite Summer Escapes?


  1. What gorgeous pictures! I hate that beaches and pretty water doesnt exist in Pittsburgh. I am from Michigan and only moved to Pittsburgh about a year ago.... my parents still live on a lake in Michigan and going home always seems more like vacation haha.


  2. I love those pics :)

    I miss the beach <3

  3. great pictures! I wish that I lived by the beach as well. I do live in the land of 10,000 lakes but I have to agree the lake just does not have the same feeling as the beach!

  4. Looks like a wonderful summer vaca! Very relaxing! I just love going to KW where my husband's family is from and can't wait to go for my bday in Aug :) Glad you had a wonderful trip!

  5. Hi there! Love the pics... your mom got some great shots. The one of the 3 of you facing the ocean is sooo cute.

    I live in South Beach, so jumping into the ocean here in summer is my favorite when the water is so warm.

    We getaway to Islamorada...... :)

    seriously loving that pic-- great blog header possibility!?

  6. I love going to the beach, it is so relaxing and my ideal getaway. So glad you have fun!


  7. I love the pictures! Especially the one of ya'll on the beach in your hats.. adorable! I agree with you.. being at the beach is the best thing ever. I'm currently here right now with my family for our week-long trip!

  8. Lounging in the cove with margaritas sounds perfect!! Also, that first picture of all your hats is great--I thought it was something you stole from Google at first, haha!

  9. Love these pics!! Wishing I was back at the beach now...
    I have never been to LBI. Would love to visit someday! New to your blog :)

  10. I spent a few summers renting homes on LBI after college. It really is a special place. Love the hats. Question - I just bought a great beach hat but have no swimsuits that match it. Do you think I could get away with clashing?