Home again, home againI

Our glorious vacation is over. Sigh. Many thanks to our wonderful hosts for such a wonderful time. It was a fabulous 17 days. Best weather ever, which meant tons of good times on the beach, laughing, reading, sunning, and sipping–the things from which memories are made. This year’s trip was made even more memorable by the addition of one important item from home: my dear friend and medical sherpa Amy! She and her boys spent some time with us on our beloved Salisbury Beach and she now knows exactly why we love it so much.

3 of my most-favorite things: Amy, lobsters, and champagne. Perfection!

A quick blast of photos as I tackle my gigantic to-do list, with promises to come back with a real photoglut soon. The clock is ticking and my list is long–gotta get ‘er done before my knee surgery on Wednesday. Among the gigantic pile of mail awaiting my return was the letter from my health insurance describing the procedure as “Lateral retinacular release open and arthroscopy, knee surgical, with meniscectomy (medial and lateral, including meniscal shaving) including debridement/shaving of articular cartilage (chondroplasty), same or separate compartment.” Blech. Ouch. Yuk. What part of that sounds fun? None of it. But alas, I will get through the lateral release, scoping, shaving, and debriding in hopes of rocking that bionic knee for years to come.

Meanwhile, I’ll think about this:

my favorite beach

I never get tired of this view!

early morning on a day that holds much promise

beach essentials

as much lobster as I can hold!

lobster & eggs

lobster roll!

lobster! lobster! lobster!

In between all the lobster, we ate cheese & crackers with fruit on the beach. Sublime!

A few beverages to wash down all that yummy lobster.

My favorite orange margarita from Agave in Newburyport

Big-bucket margs on the beach

homemade michelada

My daily Bloody Mary

Until next year, Salisbury!

10 Comments on “Home again, home againI”

  1. billgncs says:

    yum, champagne — good for the soul! goes well with life!

  2. Bruce Kramer says:

    All the best as you head into knee surgery.

  3. David Benbow says:

    Sounds fantastic. Wish I could’ve been there. Maybe next year.

  4. Eddie says:

    . . . and one more picture of Wile E. Coyote running SPLAT into a brick wall to capture the feeling of real life today. Got any bee-ah and lobstah, ’cause it’s a scawcha!

  5. Your smile says it all, Nancy! Welcome back, and I’m so glad you had a fab vacay. xx

  6. Amy H. says:

    Boy, did we have fun! Thanks for having us, Mrs. C.! Hate we couldn’t stay longer. I’m so glad I happened to be in the picture with the lobster and the champagne!!! Glad to be included on the favorite list! Back at ya, Nancy! And welcome back!

  7. Looks like a wonderful vacation – all that lobster and seaside and smiling. Congrats on taking an awesome vacation and loving every minute!


  8. I only had three days on the coast of Maine, but it was “full” of lobster, lobster, lobster, those tiny Maine blueberries–even a blueberry vodka drink–and lots of champagne. Oh, yum!

  9. elizabeth connolly says:

    as i just looked through pictures, my mouth started watering, I’m missing the beverages and just the pace of getting up, getting on beach, relaxing in the sun, hitting the surf, and back in the chair for more beverages and snacks. I miss you guys.Salisbury beach is just not the same without the Texas crew but I will try to carry on until next year’s vacation. much love !!!!

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