Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Beach Day

Yesterday was a beach day, and a good one.  We had a relaxing start, and soon we were all ready for a slow, easy day at the beach.  After his bike ride, John went down and set up the cabana/tent.   We made sandwiches, packed a cooler and took the short walkway to the beach where we settled in for the afternoon.  The water was great, not too cold and not too warm, either.  Perfect for bouncing around in the waves.  After the beach we came back and hung out in the pool.  After showers,  Anne and I headed out to the shrimp stand to buy 3 lbs. of large shrimp for our (now annual) shrimp scampi dinner.  It was sooooo delicious.  I made a lot for the nine of us, especially four nephews between 18 and 26 who can eat!  Romaine salad and garlic bread rounded out our meal.  It's so simple to make, and I can't think of anything with more flavor -- butter, lemon, garlic, white wine -- or more satisfying after a day at the beach!

Here's a look at our day in photos, ending with a collage of the spectacular sunset.  Tonight we're serving marinated London Broil, corn on the cob, and ratatouille. I'll share that with you tomorrow!

All set up...


Hot tubbin' it
Chilling in the pool

Jack and Patrick
Kids doing the dishes!

Sunset over Emerald Isle

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! Nothing beats spending time with the family and if you can do it near the ocean with great seafood...even better!