Monday, September 22, 2008

The Beach House on the Outer Banks of NC

After a two day drive from Northeast Ohio to Salvo on the Outer Banks of North Carolina we arrived at the beautiful beach house to which my son, Mark and his wife, Mary Kay, invited my wife, Julie, and I to share for a week with his family and Marilyn Hawk, his mother-in-law. We made the two day trip in Mary Kay's van. My granddaughter, Jennifer, her husband, Mike, and my two great grandchildren, Sisley and Violet, will arrive today about noon. His son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Bethany, with their sons, Grayden and Cohen, are also near by with Bethany's parents.

The beach house is large with 5 bedrooms and separate servant's quarters. It is three stories high with an even higher "widow's walk". The latter is large with four sofas plus chairs. The 3rd story has a kitchen, dining room complete with a table for 10 and a sitting room with two couches and chairs fronting on a lovely fireplace, a game room overlooking the ocean and a bedroom in which Julie and I sleep.

The upcoming week promises to be a "hoot". Julie and I have spent the month of October in 18 of the last 20 years in a beach front condo in Myrtle Beach. We always entertained my three children and their children and/or friends for a week each. We entertained one or two couples of our friends for a week. So, we are old hands at having fun at the beach.

We always welcomed our family and friends to Myrtle Beach with a Taco Salad, Corn Chowder, and an apple pie. That will be our dinner tonight. I enjoy cooking and will make the chowder and bake the pie.


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