Monday, August 13, 2018

The End of Stone Harbor 2018 Family Vacation

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great week! I am in that "just returned from vacation" funky mood right now...UGH!! I think it will take a few days and I will be fine...LOL!!!

Here are pictures from the final two days of vacation. On Saturday morning we went for a little walk in the am to say goodbye to my little sister and her family who stayed a few blocks away. They had to leave a day before us; my older sister, Mom, Dad and myself stayed one extra day and drove home day Sunday. Here is a selfie of me and my sister!!


Here is the beautiful sunrise we saw on our way to meet them to say goodbye...


My last day on the beach I was still reading this SAME BOOK! This is crazy for me because I usually finish at least four books on vacation but I spent a lit of time playing in the water and sand with the kids! It was a great year!

Here is a picture of the lifeguards on duty on our final day at the beach...I like the picture with the life boat in it!


On Saturday night the Yacht Club of Stone Harbor held their 2018 Festival of Lights. It is a lighted boat parade, like we did HERE, only it is much larger boats and they had about 25 boats participate! It was great fun even though there was a little drizzle that night! Here is Mom, Dad and sister staying dry as we waited for the boats to drive past!

I was only able to get decent pictures of a few boats...the theme this year was around the world.

Another...

And finally this one...they had a giant toga party on board! It was great!!


Then my parents and I left early and drove all day Sunday to get me home to Pittsburgh around 3PM. My parents had another two hours to get to Ohio so they arrived home safely around 5PM. It was nice to have time to do laundry and get organized before heading into work today.

This is the only thing I have left from the beach, other than the memories...I bought salt water taffy for my treat bowl at work...Fudge Kitchen anyone?!?!?


I hope everyone had a great week and I look forward to being able to catch up on every one's blogs this week. I tried but was way to involved in family and nieces and nephews to be able to keep up!

Just a little PS on this chair below that I told you about in one of my favorite things posts.  I took it to the beach and opened it up and it immediately died! Yes, you heard me right, it died. You should be able to fold the top and bottom up and down and it just got stuck in the U position! It was so irritating! It was marketed for the beach so sand was not this issue...I was so disappointed! I cannot wait to return it to Walmart! Do not buy one - it dies right away and stops folding! UGH!


I wish you all a stress-free, enjoyable week!

Anyone else every purchase anything that you could not even use once? Does Walmart take returns without a receipt since it was a gift? What vacations do you have coming up?

11 comments:

  1. What a bummer about the chair! But hey, sounds like you had a fabulous vacation and it's probably best you just enjoyed everything around you. You can read the books in your spare time at home! A very nice photo of you and your sister and I do like the one with the lifeguard and boat. I've never seen such at the ocean. Very nice parade.

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    1. Hi Nonnie! It was really a great vacation~I agree about the reading. Thanks for the nice compliment on the photo! I hope you have a great day!

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  2. Too bad about the chair. It's so annoying when that happens. Your vacation sounds lovely and I would have played with the kids instead of reading, too. Time well spent. :)

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    1. Since the chair was the only disappointment, I think it was a pretty great vacation! HA! Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day! Hugs

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  3. Thats awful about the chair. I am glad you had a good time in Stone Harbor. It is a lovely place and I have been there a few times as it isn't too far from my home and I live on the Jersey shore.
    Hope your week goes well. It can be hard getting back to work after vacation.

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    1. WOW! I am so jealous! Every year when I leave I think I should move there! Not sure why I don't?!??! You are blessed to live on the Jersey shore - love it there! Have a great day!!

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  4. Well that was a disappointing chair! Looks like you had a fab vacation and I'm totally jealous!

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    1. Yes it really was Julie! We were cracking up...it literally lasted 5 minutes! It was a great time- thanks for coming by!! Have a wonderful day! Hugs

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  5. I hope your first few days back to the ol' grind are easy ones!

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  6. Thanks! I need all the power behind me I can get - LOL!!!

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  7. Bummer about that chair!! Sure am happy to read you had such a good time. You are right about getting back to work after vacation. One day between isn't really enough, is it. (statement, not a question) Hope Walmart gives you your money back!

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