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Old 08-23-2012, 09:49 PM   #91
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Pat, doesn't the ocean just make everything see so calm and peaceful? That's why we love Marco. The dogs are too cute, and I love those frogs in front of the condo.

Sounds like a great day/evening with friends.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:52 PM   #92
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Doesn't sound bad at all so far! What a nice relaxing day at the beach! Sounds like you'd earned it.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:30 AM   #93
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I like the frog with the martini glass!

Cute dogs, one really packed trunk, and a gorgeous beach resort! Love the pictures!

Curious, what was the name of that beach again? Somewhere in NC?
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What a lovely way to start the trip! I agree that there is nothing more relaxing than the sound of the ocean
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GREAT START!!! LOVE ALL YOUR PICTURES!!! SO GLAD I JUMPED ON HERE TO READ YOUR TRIPPIE!!!

LOVE the pictures of the FROGS … there is a store in Seaport Village in SAN DIEGO that sells those EXACT FROGS!!!
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:55 AM   #96
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I may make you wait a bit before I tell you how this trip got that name. I am not being mean, but the time is just not right now.
Such a tease.

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Some general hanging out but I will say I did NOT build a sandcastle or get sunburnt
Good for you. Unlike some other dummies around here.

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Old 08-24-2012, 01:30 PM   #97
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Joining in, like others the title drew me in. Hope your trip wasn't too horrible
party;

Another one for loving a train wreck. Glad you are here.

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Looks like your trip is starting out great! You're packed, you're with friends and dogs at the beach, and the sun is shining! Love it!
So far crisis has been averted.

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Oh Pat - the whole tuition thing would have really stressed me out. I feel like it takes me so long to figure out how to do anything in Brian's Salisbury University account. Heck, it took me two days to figure out how to pay for the parking permit. YIKES! That's bad. And then they keep upgrading the software and the appearance of the account keeps changing, so nothing makes sense.
Having Jennifer attend the same community college also helped me navigate but of course those things change. Thankfully the time I have actually gone down there ( only 5 minutes from the house) things are usually handled fast and easy.

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So, your beach trip sounds pretty nice. I really wish I could see your pics. I'll have to come back and do that later.
I really wish I took more. YOu will see that is a theme during the whole trip.



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The whole phone thing also freaks me out. I leave my phone on 24/7 because, well, I have kids and even when they are IN the house, I leave it on in case they sneak out.
Me too gir,l me too. Just having to reset the phone get me twitchy because the setup defaults to factory settings and I can't find anything.
Installing ice cream sandwich made me nervous enough.

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I hope there are no more allergy attacks on this trip and I hope its not scorching hot.

Looking forward to Disney!
Maybe this time I got it right????

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It doesn't sound too horrible yet so I am anxious to see what happens!

Oh, I love the ocean. So relaxing. The dogs look like they were enjoying it too.
So far so good. The dogs were having a blast.
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EEEEEEEEKKKKK I'm excited the fun part started you left woohooo that means the adventure begins

I am going to try to keep this moving but life keps getting in the way.

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way to get yourself more relaxed before you go to disney, nice beach stay
It took a few hours off the drive to Disney and I had a couple of days to relax with friends.

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So far the beach part of your trip sounds perfect. Loved the picture of the dogs in car.

Here's hoping the Disney part of your trip was great too.
Those dogs are a hoot. Crazy and loving all at the same time. Disney part coming up soon.

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Well, if you keep worrying about what could go wrong... All right, I'll wait and see what happens.
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That one dog, the non-Jack one, looks like he's having the time of his life on that car ride!
Those boys love the beach... Getting the sand off thier bellies afterwards was a comedy routine.

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So, can a poolrat really relax at a pool on vacation? Or is it an occupational hazard that you're watching swimmers and itching to yell at some kids for running?
Well on this trip 3 out of 5 people were aquatic people so we all face the water and watch out for everyone. When we went to the pool, we had to chat up the guy who came by to check on it.

I pretty much have gotten over it to some extent. I still look at the pool for obvious maintenance issues and when a pool is unguarded, I do watch a bit.
I have managed to listen to music or even read while at the pool.

As long as it is not a pool I have to look after I am much better.

Chris however is so much worse. Now that he actively lifeguards he is very stressed at a pool. He will yell at kids and so on. I just laugh at him now because I know exactly why he does that.
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:23 PM   #99
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Pat, doesn't the ocean just make everything see so calm and peaceful? That's why we love Marco. The dogs are too cute, and I love those frogs in front of the condo.

Sounds like a great day/evening with friends.
I have always said the ocean can solve anything. When I lived on LI I was a bike ride from the beach and anytime I felt down or out of sorts I could ride or drive down and watch and listen to the ocean.

Those dogs can be a mess. But they are fun to watch.

A great couple of days to unwind before gettting down to disney. The frogs were fun.

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Doesn't sound bad at all so far! What a nice relaxing day at the beach! Sounds like you'd earned it.
Nope NOT horrible!!! I was really looking forward to that vacation. Shoot I look forward to all of them.

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I like the frog with the martini glass!

Cute dogs, one really packed trunk, and a gorgeous beach resort! Love the pictures!

Curious, what was the name of that beach again? Somewhere in NC?

I liked that frog too. I was on Seabrook Island, near Kiawah, SC.

The beach was nice and spots were pretty empty and calm. Just what I needed.


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What a lovely way to start the trip! I agree that there is nothing more relaxing than the sound of the ocean
Oh Yes the ocean calms me right down. It was the perfect way to start the trip.
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GREAT START!!! LOVE ALL YOUR PICTURES!!! SO GLAD I JUMPED ON HERE TO READ YOUR TRIPPIE!!!

LOVE the pictures of the FROGS … there is a store in Seaport Village in SAN DIEGO that sells those EXACT FROGS!!!
Thanks for the compliments. I am sure the Giant Hello Kitty may have something to do with it?


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Such a tease.
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Good for you. Unlike some other dummies around here.
Being an aquatic professional - a sandcastle I could do but getting sunburnt would be a no-no and well - I do tan well.

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Thank You... It was beautiful in person.
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Wow, that's an impressive list of things that can potentially go wrong.

OMG, I love those frog statues! They're so cute.

Sounds like a great start to the trip. Nothing like relaxing on the beach.
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:22 PM   #102
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The only thing that would make me want to leave the beach would be moving on to Disney!! Looks like a great wind-down time. Love the sunset picture.
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:39 PM   #103
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Sounds like a relaxing time at the beach. I also find the ocean relaxing. Disney coming up.
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Wow, that's an impressive list of things that can potentially go wrong.

OMG, I love those frog statues! They're so cute.

Sounds like a great start to the trip. Nothing like relaxing on the beach.
Well most of those things have either happened ( Disney disasters) or really could happen.


Those frogs really give off the beach vibe, don't they?

The beach part was nice.
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The only thing that would make me want to leave the beach would be moving on to Disney!! Looks like a great wind-down time. Love the sunset picture.
I also love the beach. It is a great way to just unwind and with great friends it was a nice way to start vacation.

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Sounds like a relaxing time at the beach. I also find the ocean relaxing. Disney coming up.
Growing up I used to bike down to Jones Beach to relax. Or drive to Long Beach whichever one suited the situation better.

Oh Yes Disney Coming right up.
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