Defying Gravity (starlit12) wrote,
Defying Gravity

My trip to LBI with David, July 15th-17th

We were going to leave Thursday night, the 14th, but when I got home from work, there was just a ton of stuff that needed to be done. I ended up running errands and doing things for Aunt Betty. Also, there were a lot of events the following week (2nd birthday party, 50th birthday party, Michelle's shower) and I needed to get gifts for some of them, and wrapping paper. I bought wine for the 50th birthday party, and then bought wine for me and Dave in LBI since it is cheaper here.

Going into our trip, this was the projected weather:

And it was just that...absolutely perfect!

Friday morning, I got Dave by 7 am. He wanted to leave by 6, but it just didn't happen. We arrived at the LBI house (with Turbo!) by about 9 am, which is a pretty quick trip. There was no traffic, no issues - smooth sailing.

When we got to the house, we noticed that the shower head/pipe in the outdoor shower had come off the house, so we went to the local hardware store for a 29 cent bracket to fix it. (Dave fixed it. I bought the bracket.) Then we went to Wawa to buy food for the weekend, and lunch. After that, we went to the beach! It was a perfect beach day. We both went in the water and just relaxed.

Back at the house, we rested and I did some knitting. We then went to go out to dinner at Sweet Vidalia, a tapas place, but it had closed and a restaurant called Carmen's was there. So, we tried it. It was yummy!

My dinner at Carmen's, chicken and shrimp in a sundried tomato cream sauce:

In the late evening, we walked around Bay Village for shopping, ice cream and just enjoyed the island life.

In front of the house with Turbo

The next day, Dave wanted to try crabbing. I thought it was best to do that down by the lighthouse on the north-most point of the island. Dave talked to some fishermen there, and gave us a better location (but I thought this picture was cool)

We ended up on a pier in Harvey Cedars, which is also more north than where my house is (but the entire island is 18 miles, and a good portion of that is a nature preserve, so it takes a while to get there with traffic lights, but is a straight drive)

Crab bait - frozen fish. Yum!

But, we didn't catch any crabs. Neither did the other people around us who were crabbing. Boo.

After crabbing, we went to the beach:

And then dinner at the Boathouse, one of our favorites.

After dinner, we watched the sunset on the bay:

Then played mini golf:

Par for the course was 90. Dave got 92. I got 97. Not bad. We both actually got a lot of holes in one - and I didn't think that I would get any!

On Sunday, we didn't do a whole lot, but got ready to go home. Really nice mini-vacation!
Tags: dave, lbi, pictures, vacation

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