Summer time is so elusive. Almost as elusive as blogging time. Here's a few picture so perhaps you'll understand why.
We joined the Verdan family for an early August Ocean Shores trip. No car camping this time, we shamelessly mooched the luxury of a time-share along with the usual eating-fest. Did I mention we were almost eaten by a shark? Well not exactly...but there was the requisite tacky tourist store with a funky shark that made a great photo op...except my so-called subjects weren't very cooperative, were they?
It wasn't too difficult to talk Drea into some ferocious Jaws-like action, except the shark sorta got cut out of the picture. Oh well.
We were fortunate to have one sunny day and took advantage of the outdoor swimming pool and hottub. Andrew took this a step further by surfing as I eyed him like a hawk from the shore, cell phone poised in hand. It is a relatively safe area for surfing, but I have a worst-case-scenario obsessed mind. Drea was more than happy to distract me with girlie talk and yummy snacks. Unfortunately we are yet to get a telescopic lens (Christmas hint, anyone?) for our Nikon so I have no rockin' real surfing action photos.
Evening brought about the usual Verdan-eating fest, but they really outdid themselves this time. Here's Drea, the smiling cook whipping up some delicious cream sauce for bacon-wrapped trout and her Dad prepping short ribs for the grill...
All of this activity resulted in quite a feast..succulent Kalbi short ribs, bacon-wrapped trout in sundried-tomato cream sauce, creamy mashed potatoes, grilled salmon. A girl could get used to eating like this!
Of course the day after such an extravagant meal, we went on a morning beach walk. Unfortunately it was more than a little wet. Andrew and Drea saw fit to pay homage to Sophie by chasing birds....And I saw a fitting opportunity to creatively reveal some exciting news...