Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sun, Sand, Sea and Tattoos!





A return to sun, sand and sea beckons me like no other place. Sorrow, grief, frustration flows away with the tide...joy, delight and awe return with the tide! Doors open enabling the sounds of the waves to rock you to a peaceful slumber. Majestic colors of Sky and Sun reflecting on water. The delightful giggling and shrieking of happy children (especially grandchildren) racing to get busy digging, building, running and splashing. A return to childlike wonderment and delight.


A bright new day filled with possibilities awakens with the glorious sunrise!!! Morning begins with a swim in the pool with very excited grandchildren! Hunter isn't still long enough to be photographed. Anna must look at and touch everything.

It's a quick shower and off to be tattooed! Henna that is, washable, safe and fun! As we rode along the boulevard enjoying the "tourists" (Jayne, a former coastal resident for 30+years, Kristi and I being South Carolinians and a couple of hours away do not consider ourselves tourists!) we spyed an accommodating location to get our tattoos...so many to choose from...hmmm...


Yes, my lower back is a might ticklish and I am concentrating on being still!


Oh My Stars and Garters! I decided on a swirly star with a curly garland as an anklet! I love it.

Several women, later in the day asked me if it hurt and I said no because it is only dye and not permanent! I am too fickle to have anything inked on me forever.






Jayne decided to have stars, moon and dragonfly a wee bit higher up the leg...

















Some much needed retail therapy and silliness after a scrumptious, fine dining experience at Abuelos. Great food, wonderful atmosphere and the best service I've had in a long time! Along with fajitas and yummy chips and salsa were these delicious papas con chile' (mashed potatoes on steroids) After an attempt to sample the "hot stuff in little silver cups" I quickly downed about 5 diet cokes!!! Reminder to self...do not drink 5 diet cokes when you must use many public restrooms! Goodbyes to Kristi and Jayne, return to the condo for me! Sunday was yet another beautiful day...exhausted children and great grandma...we let them sleep in and slipped downstairs to the restaurant for breakfast. We had our own private "worship" service on the beach. We usually do not shop and go places on Sunday, that is reserved for church service and rest...however being at the beach for a limited time we took the children and the great grandma to the aquarium to view the most amazing heavenly creatures! Michelle's husband was injured on a four wheeler while racing (note.. frowning here) we decided to depart early for home.
A lovely time was had by all...to my friends enjoying shagging (dancing) at the beach have fun...I may see you gals at the "grapevine" on Friday!!!

9 comments:

persistentillusion said...

Oh it looks like you guys had a BLAST!

(Thanks for the pictures!!)

Connie said...

We Absolutely had a blast!!!

scchesleys said...

Okay, that's not my most favorite picture of me but all the others were great. We'll have to do it again, it was so much fun!

marlajayne said...

The pictures of the beach are marvelous, especially the sunset (or was it a sunrise?). Plus, the way you described the experiences with the grandchildren is almost poetic. Loved it.

The underlying message of your post and mine (I think) is just to DO IT instead of sitting around the homestead wishing and hoping for a little something memorable to happen.

Rosezilla said...

Splendid! Glad you had such a wonderful time. I enjoyed the post - well written!

thedailydish said...

Beautiful pix Connie! Looks like you had a fabulous time. And I LOVED the henna tattoos. I'll have to try one of those some day. The masks reminded me of the ones we bought at the PA Renaissance Faire - love it!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous pics mom!

curlywurlygurly said...

did the henna hurt? my mom tried to get me to get one in epcot last year, but i wimped out. :) it sure looks like you had a great time!!

Tracie~MPMaison said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. I found you through your comment at Rosezilla's blog. Now I'm hungry, your lunch sounded delicious. Lovely photos with the kids getting "tatoos" - now those sound like fun ones.
~Tracie