Kevin at the pool.
We got back from Chincoteague this afternoon. We left home with two adults, two kids, two bags of golf clubs, two boogie boards, two beach chairs, a beach bag, a cooler and four suitcases packed into the Fit. We came back with one less beach chair, suitcase and child and a lot more room and less whining.
This weekend was Dan's family get-together; nineteen of us invaded Chincoteague, only two of his siblings and families couldn't make it. I love getting together with Dan's family, it's so different from mine: he had seven siblings, I have two, for starters.
Saturday seven of us golfed. I had my good moments but never had two really good shots in a row. I shot a 121. Yes, for 18 holes.
Saturday evening our four went to the island's only theater and saw Mamma Mia. I'd seen it with Kevin already but Dan and Fern hadn't yet. I enjoyed it again and even teared up again during the scene when Donna helps Sophia get ready for the wedding.
Sunday we spent a lot of time at the beach. Kevin, my Mr. sunshine Boy, even got some pink on his back.
After the beach, I took Kevin and Rose, Kevin and Fern's cousin, to play mini golf. (Fern doesn't do mini golf.) Rose started out with a string a 6's and 7's but I straitened her address out and she did much better, she even got a hole-in-one!
Sunday after dinner Rick, one of Dan's brothers, Fern, Rose, Kevin and I went back to the beach and flew kites. Rick likes stunt kites and I have a parafoil to fly. The girls got the hang of the stunt kite rather quickly so I took a shot at flying it, too. It was harder than I thought it might be, especially since the girls got it going. Rick told me to stand still and keep my movements small, but I felt like I had to keep a strong control of the lines or else it would crash. And it did.
Kevin flys my kite.
Rose after crash-landing a stunt kite.
Sunset over the sound.
This morning Dan distracted Kevin with a trip to the pool while I packed the car. He hates it when we have to leave a hotel and will help us unpack if given the chance. I'd taken everything out of the back of the car to reorganize it all when I thought he wasn't around, and he put it all back in, sand and all when I went into the room go get the next load.
Fern went home with Rose and her family and will stay in Richmond for the rest of the week. My sister-in-law said she would take the girls back-to-school shopping, I just hope Fern behaves better for Jo than she does for me.