Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Long Beach Island

      This is a way overdue post I drafted in the summer, but just realized I never posted it. Ohh well, let's pretend it's still beach weather.  

    Back in July we spent a few days on Long Beach Island with my family.  It was the first time this summer we made it to the ocean and I don't think I realized how badly I needed a break from work and real life until we go there.  

              After a summer of daily rainstorms, it was so nice to be greeted by this gorgeous sunset.  
On Friday DFH and I got in some morning exercise on the paddle boards. This was DFH's first time on the paddle board and in typical DFH fashion he thought he was going to be a rock star at paddle boarding due to his stellar snowboard and skateboard skills... But after some balance struggles. and falling in the water that chip came off his shoulder.  

Friday afternoon was a perfect beach day and I was excited to use our monogram beer holders that I got for my birthday a few months ago. 

The weekend was a mini family reunion with my family, my grandparents, and my aunt and uncle.  

 The original crew.  

      JLP and I rocking sea creature attire. 

On Saturday DFH and I biked down to the lighthouse with my Dad.  Why is bike riding always so much better at the beach? 

Saturday afternoon was another excellent beach day with huge waves, day beers, a good book and twinning with JLP. 

Saturday night we took about 1000 pictures and enjoyed a seafood feast. 

    How funny is the picture below?! 

      The whole fam damily ( minus a few)

I forgot how delicious raw oysters and clams tasted. Picture perfect. 

The boil. 

On Sunday we took the boat out to a local restaurant The Dutchman for lunch.

We came back to the house and did some crabbing.  My uncle had the magic touch and caught this big guy who we cooked and smothered in Old Bay.

We ended our trip just the way we started it with a vibrant sunset.  

Until next year LBI!

1 comment:

  1. Looks so fun! I spent quite a bit of time on LBI this Summer as well and it's such a relaxing place.