Friday, February 25, 2011

Hugged In Absentia

As most of you probably remember, last week Steve went to a marriage retreat that our church organized; although my camera and I (sadly) did not make the trip due to sickness, someone else passed their shots on to me.

Since this is sort of an unusual destination (only four-wheel drive vehicles are allowed) I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the photos.

In case you’re wondering why a four-wheel drive is necessary? This gives you some idea.

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Here is one of the “streets.”

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This is actually one of the more organized areas; last year we did a tour and saw some places where dirt and sand roads just jutted out everywhere in a meandering maze of messiness. How in the world does Pizza Hut ever figure out where to deliver pizza?

This picture was taken further north of the house; the fence is the border between North Carolina and Virginia so you can stand on the beach with your feet in two states.

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The view of the beach from the 23-bedroom house the gang stayed in.

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One of the many rooms inside the house.

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Of course, one has to have home theater in one’s house! Maybe our next home improvement project will be to build one of these babies in the Smith Mansion. (ha)

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A certain fella (who I’m sorta attached to) is rejoicing that he’s not making the payments on said house.

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I especially loved seeing all the huge decks/porches for the purpose of sittin’ and chattin’.

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It’s lovely at night, too.

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A couple times during the retreat, the speaker asked participants to put an arm around his or her spouse. Here is Steve, pretending I’m sitting there.

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And another hugging occasion. Nice to be hugged in absentia when my hubby has to be away.

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On the way home, they ran into really bad rush hour traffic. There were three vehicles! Gasp.

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I hope you enjoyed the little tour. When you have a spare day or two (or three), you should come to the Outer Banks and do your own four-wheel drive exploring. It’s quite the adventure.

5 Had Something To Say (Just click here!):

CJ said...

That looks like a really nice place to visit! Looks so warm too! That first picture almost looked like snow :) But sand is a much better alternative...sounds like a very cool place!!

MaryH said...

I would just love to stay in that area - impossible to happen but that would be a little piece of Heaven to me to be that isolated with the beach and the sea all around me - sigh......thank you for sharing, the photos were wonderful.

Miss Judy said...

I used to live in Ipswich, MA and the photos remind me of Crane Beach in Ipswich...quite nostalgic. In the first picture of Steve "hugging" you, does he realize that there's a caterpillar on his lower lip??? Didn't that tickle? It's a good thing they don't bite...do they?? I hope you and Sarah are all better now. Tell nurse Snowy he does a wonderful job of nursing! I just love that pup!!
Hugs and Blessings,
Judy

Deb Mathy said...

WOW what a beautiful place . . . .I, too, love all the decks/porches; but the picture I found most interesting was the one with the fence where you could stand between the 2 states on the beach. I was raised in Menominee, MI which is right next door to Marinete, WI. I never gave it much thought until I got older and moved away and would explain it to people - that I lived in MI but worked in WI....but that my work was only 10 minutes away....the two towns pretty much acted as one with just a bridge over the Menominee River seperating the two. So anyway, I just always think its neat to see other states and how they are connected other than via a freeway or what have you!

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