Monday, August 29, 2011


The last day of vacation was gorgeous!

Sunny, warm and did I mention, warm? ;-)

Vegas, all chilled out by the sea...

My stepdaughter, soaking up the rays...

No, it's not a dead child on the rocks! LOL!

The beanies all nice and cool and sandy
after a last swim in the freezing refreshing water:

We had to cut our vacation short by a day
to avoid driving home under hurricane Irene's wrath.


Home sweet home!

We bunkered down yesterday and weathered out the storm,
so to speak.

Irene, what a bitch your far-flung slap was!

Everyone's fine,  we never lost power
and kept most of our trees.

The creeks bordering our property have morphed into giant lakes
but stopped just short of flooding the farm buildings, thankfully:

Our neighbour across the creek got very lucky...

The waters stopped 6 feet from his basement windows!

So today is dedicated to cleaning up the yard from
strewn branches and leaves,
cleaning out the chicken coops from soaked bedding
and trying to enjoy the warm sun.

So good to be home.

I hope you're all good?


Debby@Just Breathe said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful vacation and thankful that you were safe from Irene.

Busy Bee Suz said...

You really deserved that vacation...sorry it was a day short. Irene owes you big time. :)
Love the photos...and finally, some warmth for you all.
take care,

Lady Banana said...

Ohh that's a lotta water! Glad you're all safe :)

the cake chick said...

yes, Irene was a total bitch! We still don't have power!

Anonymous said...

Your vaca looks amazing! Glad you are having family fun. Makes you remember what life is really all about when its all said and done. Great pics!

Surfergrrl said...

Glad you had one last nice day! Also glad you didn't have any flooding! Great pics as always!

Rebecca said...

So glad you were spared any ill Irene effects. The seaside looks beautiful! Happy Homecoming!