We've been on vacation for the last few weeks. Here's a few snaps.
First up - Flag Day in Old Salem (June 14th, 2014):
Dana sure looks patriotic, doesn't she?
Next Dunkin' Donuts had a special Father's Day "#1 Dad" donut - I ate a few of them. Here it is:
After our arrival at Sunset Beach, I found the perfect spot for my brother just a few miles away in South Carolina:
Donuts, Ice Cream, Fireworks,
and there's a Waffle House in the background
Rare shot of Dana entering a Dunkin' Donuts
David, Rena, and the cousins Alan, Amy & Eric flew in to join us. The next day, we caught a ferry and headed to the Fort Fisher Aquarium, where we were joined by Dana's brother Nick:
One of the few moments Rose stopped running around the ferry
The whole gang at the aquarium - with butterflies!
Rose gets a little crabby
After we visited the aquarium, we headed to the boardwalk at Carolina Beach, to visit one of the finest donut shops in existance: Britt's Donuts
They only make one type of donut - glazed - but it's amazing.
In an Ideal Deal Copy Blog exclusive, here's the masters at work:
Sunset on the ferry back
Dave, Rena and the cousins got to spend a few days at the beach with us. Here's the cousins interacting:
(from L to R, Eric, Rose, Amy & Alan)
Amy caught me taking pictures
Dave joins them - how did Eric's shirt change?
Rena catches up with the outside world
Next, we went to Calabash, NC to get some seafood:
Rose runs from the shrimp
Fresh from the boat!
While we were there, on July 3rd, Hurricane Arthur passed close by. We got a chance to see it:
Luckily, it was long gone by July 4th, and we had a great day grilling and visiting with Dana's friends. Finally, on July 5th, Dana, Nick, Rose and I got ice cream at the Calabash Creamery. Good stuff!
Nick and Dana define cool!
Rose enjoys her chocolate
Rare self portrait