A Day at the Beach

All year, Tim and I look forward to our family vacation at Litchfield Beach.  With two grown boys relishing busy lives of their own, it’s the only time we can count on everyone being together.  Though books, puzzles, games, and cuddles with the little ones didn’t leave much time for the camera, here’s a quick look at some of last week’s fun.

6 am:  Catching the sunrise along with scores of other photographers.

6 am: Catching the sunrise along with scores of other photographers.

10 am:  Kicking up our heels in the pool.

10 am: Kicking up our heels in the pool.

1 pm:  Waiting out the heat of the day with Kindles for the big ones and naps for the little ones.

1 pm: Waiting out the heat of the day with Kindles for the big ones and naps for the little ones.

4 pm:  Engineers at work.

4 pm: Engineers at work.

6 pm:  Beaufort Stew!  Recipe for 8:  4 lemons, halved; 1/2 cup Old Bay seasoning; 5 pounds small red potatoes, halved; 3 pounds smoked sausage, cut into 2-inch pieces; 8 ears corn, halved; 5 pounds fresh shrimp.  Add to pot in order listed, boil potatoes with seasonings for 10 minutes, and then add following ingredients at 2 to 3 minute intervals.

6 pm: Beaufort Stew! Recipe for 8: 4 lemons, halved; 1/2 cup Old Bay seasoning; 5 pounds small red potatoes, halved; 3 pounds smoked sausage, cut into 2-inch pieces; 8 ears corn, halved; 5 pounds fresh shrimp. Add to pot in order listed, boil potatoes with seasonings for 10 minutes, and then add following ingredients at 2 to 3 minute intervals.

Come and get it!

Come and get it!

8 pm:  Last beach walk of the day, watching vacationers trying to save their sandcastles from high tide.  Never works, but worth the fun!

8 pm: Last beach walk of the day, watching vacationers trying to save their sandcastles from high tide. Never works, but worth the fun!

Thanks to Dan and Cori...

Thanks to Dan and Cori…

and Danielle and Andrew...for spending their week with the old folks!

and Danielle and Andrew…for spending their week with the old folks!

24 thoughts on “A Day at the Beach

  1. Gail Elfert

    So glad your family did get to have that special Litchfield vacation with the best beach on the coast and lots of delicious food.

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  2. Gloria Ballard

    Looks like it was a fun, relaxing time for all. Our family spent vacations at Litchfield Beach for many years and I know it’s a beautiful beach.

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    1. Marian St.Clair Post author

      Carol–It’s still hard some days to believe the boys are grown! I always say, “Darn, you raise them to be smart and independent and then they are!” I still savor the days when they needed their mother. But, of course, I am very happy for them, and frankly, if I had to live with them now I would probably go crazy. LOL.

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  3. pbmgarden

    Beautiful family Marian. So glad you got to share this special time with them. It works both ways you know–they’re lucky too. I’m meeting some college friends at Cape Carteret in a couple of weeks and Low Country Boil, a.k.a. Beaufort stew or frogmore stew is on the menu.

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  4. Mary Lou Jones

    Nothing like a week at the beach to build those family bonds. I know after 15 years of bonding and we are 19 strong now.

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