Sunday, June 24, 2018

On the Beach

The grandboys were here for a week on their first beach vacation. It was their first time seeing the ocean and they loved everything, but especially ... catching things.  Fish, stingray, starfish, sand fleas for bait, all kinds of crabs, and so on.  



Stingray they caught on their fishing line.


















Crabs of all sizes, from hermit to blue
Lots of small sharks (or was it one shark, over and over?)






The big fish (below) comes with a fish TALE.  They woke their dad one morning at 6 to take them fishing.  He helped them set up poles in the surf and left them to go back to the house to get a cup of coffee.  While he was gone, this big red drum hit the line.  These two managed to bring it in it all by themselves!  We had it for dinner and it was amazing!



















































Peeling shrimp
A Low Country boil: corn on the cob, potatoes, sausage, and shrimp two hours out of the water.  


 



Anna and Donnie, Pawleys Island








They left for Minnesota yesterday, and I really miss all those sandy hugs and kisses!




18 comments:

  1. Kids, surf, sand, critters......does it get any better?

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  2. Times those boys will never forget. Don't you just love their discoveries?

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  3. Wow, life just does NOT get any better than that! Congrats on an amazing, memorable visit!

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  4. Oh what a joy for everyone but specially for the boys. Amazing they cauht that big fish!

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  5. Grand boys they certainly are! I never cared for fishing myself but I'm always happy to eat some.

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  6. What fun for you!! And for them from all the smiles they had a good time! We haven't had a Boil in a long time...but of course no fresh shrimp :(

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  7. What a wonderful reunion with the grandsons! They will be back! You've made some incredible memories for them!

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  8. Oh, you must have been so excited. Those boys are cute as can be. What good luck they had catching and finding things on the beach. I love that little starfish one of the boys is holding. I've never found one of those. Glad you all had fun.

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  9. Quite exciting for these kids and they learned things that will stick with them the rest of their lives.

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  10. Great photos of the Minnesota Tribe.
    The boys are certainly shooting up.
    I certainly hope they kept some distance from that sting-ray.
    Could have had most unpleasant results.
    Cheers
    Colin

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  11. Wonderful photos of the family.
    It's hard to believe it was the first time for the boys at the beach :) but when you live inland I expect that happens. On the island that I live we are never more than 250km away from the sea.

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  12. The boys must have been so excited - I can just imagine them all talking at once to tell that fish story. It looks like you all had such a great time. Happy memories.

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  13. How exciting to see the ocean for the first time. They must have had their best holiday ever especially catching that fish.

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  14. Oh! You have a very busy week, but what fun!!! Look at all those smiles.

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  15. Dear Cynthia, what a happy posting. Happiness--mirth--cheerfulness--joy just poured from the page to my heart. Thank you. What a wonderful time you must have had. And what a fish story the children will have to tell for the rest of their lives! Peace.

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  16. I must look up Pawleys Island. Never been there. Eating my favorite seafood shrimp fresh caught. Wow, that must have been so good!
    The grand children are definitely having a wonderful time. Great catch of the red drum and reeling him in. I know it was so good. Good to see such a sweet happy family having a wonderful time.

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  17. What fun for the kids to see the ocean for the first time. What fun for you to have your family stay for a while.

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