GROWING OLD WITH GRACIE

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

LIFE'S A BEACH - PART ONE

Everyone needs a vacation.  And so, we headed east to Ocean City, Maryland.


Rewind:  In January when snow is pelting against the window and the temperatures are well below freezing, I start Googling and dreaming of a sunny beach with beautiful, warm sunrises that kiss roaring ocean waves just beyond a private luxurious balcony.  The grayer the winter grows, the more motivated I become and before you know it I am acting on my dream and planning summer vacation.  This year I rented four condo's for six couples (counting us) and three kiddies (all children and grandchildren).  

Gary and I find that we really like having our own private place so I found the perfect one for us, light and airy with a huge balcony.   We arrived on Saturday, two days before the rest.  Shopping, eating, and more shopping was in order.  


Then on Monday the family started to trickle in.  By evening all had arrived safe and sound.  And then...  we handed out the weeks agenda. 

Laughter, planning, and confident comments such as "We can do this!" followed as we handed out the planned agenda for the week.


A Scavenger hunt would begin.  Some couples would be drawn closer as they worked together to win the grand prize at the end of the week, introverts would be brought out of their comfort zones, and children... yes, children would be exploited **GASP!!**

I introduce to you the Scavenger Hunt List for 2015:


Note:  Thank you to my friend Sharon for the idea for the title of this series of blog posts...  I like it!

Stay Tuned for More...

5 comments:

S. J. Qualls said...

Wow, that scavenger hunt would be fun - 20 years ago, LOL!
Love your balcony and the view!

betty said...

That was a lot of items for the scavenger hunt, but I do see it went over the week and items were awarded point values :) Beautiful place it looked like you stayed at!

betty

Inger said...

Samson Says: Did you leave my Gracie behind?

Inger: You know I was in Ocean City, Maryland in 1963 with the family I worked for after I got to Princeton. I was looking after 4 kids under 5! Lots of work but fun. I loved those Atlantic coast beaches and the water was so great. Much better, I think, than the Pacific, which is pretty dull and cold around here. Enjoy it all and have a wonderful vacaton, you deserve it.

Back Porch Writer said...

Sounds like wonderful fun...I would love that as long as I had reading and shopping time built in. ha. Love that huge balcony.

Theresa said...

Nothing better than a beach trip:) Have a blessed day dear friend, take lots of pics! HUGS!