Monday, June 28, 2010

I'm back!! did ya miss me?

what a blast we had in Ocean City Maryland! The weather was perfect. it rained only at night two times, and the rest of the time is was just gorgeous. Well, except for one day when it was 106.. 110 on the beach. That was a perfect shopping day! There is a country house store down there! YOu probably know the catalog.. well the store is 100 times better! spent a few cents in there for sure!
We mostly relaxed there. We rented a little dorm style place in the old royalton hotel. that was a bit interesting. When we got there we were pretty disappointed. It wasnt nearly as nice as the condo we stayed in last time. However, the balcony faced the ocean and you couldnt beat that perfect view! We were right on the boardwalk and right next to the brass balls saloon, where we spent our lunches and a couple dinners! GReat drinks there!!
You can see the place we stayed in directly behind us in this picture above, its the place in the middle of the other two buildings, the one with the umbrellas in front is the brass balls saloon. We were the second floor balcony.. pretty nifty huh? The only thing is that it was senior week.. as in senior high school. And there were a lot of kids staying in our building. They all loved us though and visited us quite often through out the week. they were however mostly there to get drunk.. and that they did! We had a theme song for them, "teenage wasteland!" by the who! We enjoyed the kids to be honest. They were well behaved, even though they were drinking. we actually exchanged names so we could be friends on face book!! A few have already friend requested me! lol!
WE ate well.. and drank lots of fun frothy frozen drinks! mudslides and creamsicles! See the little flamingos? these are what I used to make those pinkeeps that I showed you a few posts ago! I still had a few left from 2 years ago when we went. I have a brand new supply of them now! like about 30 of them!! LOL!! no I didnt drink all 30 of those drinks though! I do have to honestly admit that I gained 5 pounds while I was gone. SO it was back to serious business today.
There is just something so relaxing about sitting on the ocean for 6 whole days. We spent our days on the beach and our evenings out shopping the boardwalk and eating! And then we had drinks and played games in our apartment at night and sat on the balcony! We slept well too.. sitting out all day makes you exhausted!
These two pics are views from out balcony. We saw dozens of dolphins everyday, though I got no pics. And one day the life guard told us that there were three whales!! But we didnt see them.
This is how I started everymorning! and on four mornings I went by myself and rented bicycles to ride the 2 and a half mile boardwalk back and forth. what a great ride! enjoying the ocean the whole time!
I had two other special treats while we were there. The first night there, I got to meet Roxie! my partner in Jenny heids vintage vacation swap! What a blast she is. I wish we could have had more time to hang out. She is a doll. And on Saturday one of my favorite cousins drove out to hang out on the beach with us. I was so glad to see her.
Speaking of Roxie, I have to hustle now and get her gifties for the swap finished up and mailed out!! I took over 200 pictures, but its soo difficult to pic just a few out. There are sooo many great ones to chose from.
The ride home was long.. 10 hours and I was tired and a little cranky until I got here and saw my babies! I missed them so much while I was gone! And they grew so much. They are 3 weeks old tomorrow. Look at How FREAKEN adorable they are!!
I think that they are all going to have longer hair like thier mother! The last litter was like their father.

OK.. I will never ever totally catch up with everyone, but will be stopping in to see everyone and to say Hi over the next few days! I hope everyone is well and enjoying their summer!
see yous all soon!!


Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Viv! Welcome back. It looks like ya'll had a blast. I can just imagine the fun, laughing, shopping and more giggling. And don't you just love the beach at sunset. That's such a good picture. Thanks for sharing all of them with us.

I wish you could slap a stamp on one of those precious kittens and send it to my house.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Mica said...

looks like you had some good times with your gals there... woot! Love the pics. the kittens are too cute for words!!! Hugs to you Viv...Mica

Sabii Wabii said...

What a fun summer you are having my dear!
Those kitties are pretty darn cute...not to mention the Life Guard!

Anonymous said...

What a fun post! What great girlfriends to have.

The kittens are so adorable.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

WOW looks so much fun!!! have a great week..m...

Heather said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time!!!
5 pounds should drop off no problem :)

And OMG what a lovely bunch to come home to!!!!

barbara burkard said...

welcome back!!!! looks like you had a blast!!!! thanks for the pictures!!! they TRULY are worth a million!!!


Jingle said...

It looks like you had a fabulous time! Welcome back!

kathy said...

Welcome home we missed ya !!!- So glad you had a great time with friends -- you deserved it !!
Blessings - KAthy - ga ♥

Creative Breathing said...

Vivian! You were greatly missed! Each time I checked your blog I became hungry looking at your Fluff! You went to the beach of my childhood summers, how wonderful! Cute as can be group of women. So glad you had such a fun time! Elizabeth

Thimbleprims Studio said...

I missed you, missed you, missed you!
And, look at the babies!!!What a difference 6 days makes.
Love you, my friend.

Kai said...

THERE YOU ARE! I'm so glad you had fun! And OMG! You look AMAZING! Viv, LOOK at yourself! You ALWAYS looked great, but NOW you look SUPER GREAT! Speaking of great - those kitties! They are extremely darling! I want to cuddle each & every ONE of them!

Sandy said...

Hi Viv,
And yes, I missed you! But it looks like you got the perfect vacation!!!!!!! I wish I was brave enought o wear a swimsuit out in public! It looks like you and your freinds were really enjoying yourselves....glad youa re back! Sandy

Persuaded said...

I did miss you girl! And I do believe I see several familiar faces among your girl gang there at the beach... who all went with you? Looks like it was loads of fun☺

LuLu Kellogg said...

Welcome back Viv! You were pretty close to where I live...I am so glad you enjoyed yourself and had great weather!

I know your fur babies must have missed you!

You were missed!


Katsui Jewelry said...

Well, that lady with the silver hair in her bathing suit is doing mighty well! I congratulate you, Viv. I know it is not easy...I haven't been able to get it together to start since you started. Congratulations and good for you for getting right back on the wagon. Someone told me...that's what thin people do. I just eat myself into oblivion after I eat too much.

I may be next with WW. Would be a good thing!

Glad you had so much fun and I chuckle at "Teenage Wasteland."


Maija said...

I'm so glad you had so much fun!! You are looking mighty fine in s swim suit, Viv!!!! Your photos are wonderful and those drinks look divine!

twinkleshabbystar said...

Vivian...your trip looked like a blast! YOu looked so relaxed and happy! Those frozen drinks look DELISH! You work really hard to lose your weight, so you deserve to have some fun and indulge a bit. ;) XOXO,Jenn

Julie said...

Glad you had so much fun!!! I hope Don and I can escape for a bit before he starts on his new medication. Your kittens are so adorable Viv.

Roxie said...

It was so great meeting you Viv! I can't wait to get my swap goodies from you! I sure hope I get to see one of the super cute flamingos up close and personal....just sayin'. LOL
Sounds like you guys had a great time, sorry I couldn't come back out to see you, my feet got the best of me, I could barely walk. But dang! Those drinks look amazing, wish I could have enjoyed an evening with you and your friends sipping on a mudslide (my favorite drink of all time!)

Talk to you soon!!!