Monday, September 04, 2006

Sunday=Funday (Photo Heavy Post)

Well, we did it, finally got our butts to the beach. It was cloudy, sun came out, clouded up, drizzled, sun came out, clouded up.....you get the picture, but who cared?

I had to explain to my SIL that even though she thought "Summer was over-meaning no more beach days", one of the advantages of living near the beach means you can go through September (it should be warm enough) and it's the best time, no tourists. So now we have plans for maybe next weekend or the weekend after.

My brother lives only 2 1/2 blocks from the bay and 1 1/2 blocks from the ocean, so we took advantage of both.

First, a walk down to the bay to do a little crabbing. No luck really, many were too
small and Ernesto was blamed. The only one crab there was Elena was declared the whole things as "Boring!" (All pics are clickable)


  
The biggest crab of em all!

  
Elena and I "Down by the Bay"

  
Setting up the nets




  
This fascinates me, but may not be so fascinating to you. The Atlantic County Utility Authority put in a "Wind Farm" outside of Atlantic City-up close it's interesting, but this was the view from the bay.


Next, we change and hit the beach. The surf was rough, brutally rough, but we still had fun.


  



  

  

  

  



Elena with her dad (white shirt), uncle and aunt.


Finally, my absolute favorite pic of the day, Elena and her Uncle Ron taking a walk.


  

14 comments:

Megan said...

Aww, looks like a great time! The big crab is too cute :)

Madelyn said...

Glad you guys had a good time. The weather has really been the pitts.

Mimi said...

I like the pic of you and Elena down by the bay, reminds me of when my children were small and loved to be with me...
My favorite is also the last pic, that's absolutely wonderful! did you take that photo?

Pam said...

Great, you have now officially made me miss summers on Long Beach Island. Thanks a lot :(

Bron said...

Great pics - thanks for sharing! (Love the "Crab"!)

Wendy said...

There is always a crab at the beach, huh? Atleast you found the cutest one. ;)

You look so good by the way. I hope that means you are feeling better.

Glad you all had a great time at the beach. I need to take the girls to the beach.

Jewels said...

Those are all great family pics! I've only seen the ocean surf once, beautiful!

Hunny said...

great pictures. Looks like you had fun.

Kathy said...

Hug that cute little crab for me! On that picture of the Wind Farm, at the far right there is a darker vertical line on the picture, is that a funnel cloud or just a mark on the picture? I honestly thing you caught a pic of a waterspout..tornado over water.

pearlin said...

Lovely pictures!!!!!Looks like it was a funday indeed!!!!

Deneen said...

Kathy, I think that is a fingerprint on the lens. It showed up in two other pics I didn't post, all were scenic shots and unless the funnel cloud followed me around all day, then it's safe to say it's a fingerprint. Odd how it didn't show up on the beach pictures though.

Thanks everyone! It was fun and I'm glad I remembered my camera for once.

Jaye said...

Wonderful photos, Deneen! Love the picture of you and Elena - just as Mimi said it reminds me of when the kid used to actually like spending time with me. The last picture of Elena and Uncle Ron is so precious =)

Thanks for sharing your day!

Kelly said...

Sorry I didn't post earlier... I'm so glad that you did get to go to the beach!! We also went on Sunday, and wow were those waves enormous. Figures the only day I didn't bring my camera.

Your pics came out great. Kiddo looks just like Mom~ Cute

Good idea to keep going through September. That is what everyone has been telling us to do as well. :) Come on up to Manasquan!!

DixieRedHead said...

What wonderful pics. I can see yall had an amazing time! Love the pic of Elena and Dad hand in hand in the surf!

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