Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Beach Trip!

Susan Me Wendy

My friend Susan and I left on Friday morning to drive down to Oak Island, NC for a weekend trip to visit our high school friend, Wendy. We had the best time!!!
We got there at lunch time and Wendy had the most delicious lunch prepared for us. A yummy chicken salad and homemade pound cake for dessert. We talked and visited after lunch and then she took us on a tour of the island in her car.

For dinner that night her husband joined us and we went to Southport for dinner at a pizza place. We sat out on the sunporch and it was decorated with white lights. The pizza was really good. Afterwards, we came home and Wendy served us an awesome chocolate cheesecake. We had fun looking at my old high school yearbooks and reminiscing about folks in our class. We were saddened to realize all the ones in our class who have died.

Our class (1972) is supposed to have a reunion in June of this year, so I am excited to be able to go and see everybody who will be there. My husband and I were high school sweethearts and we went to our 10th and 20th reunions, but we did not have a 30th. By now, people will have changed quite a bit. One nice thing about Facebook is that I have reconnected with lots of friends online from high school.

On Saturday we got up and Wendy had prepared a wonderful brunch for us. We enjoyed that before heading off for shopping and lunch in Southport. For lunch I had a fried green tomato sandwich. Doesn't that sound Southern?

We went to several antique/thrift type stores and I found some milk glass. I got a set of really pretty hobnail stemmed glasses and I also got a pretty milk glass candy dish. I also found one of those old china plates that people used to get when they went on vacation with a scene on it. This scene is Grandfather Mountain. I bought it to give to my parents to put in their mountain house. I thought it was the perfect gift for them, since we used to spend a lot of time there when I was young and also when my children were younger. There is a mile high swinging bridge there and it is a major tourist attraction in North Carolina.

On the way in from shopping on Saturday, we stopped at the fish market and bought fresh shrimp. For dinner that night we had peel and eat shrimp with hushpuppies and cole slaw. It was so good!!! Afterwards, Wendy invited a couple who lives next door to come over for dessert and coffee. We also played a game called Apples to Apples. It was a lot of fun!

On Saturday afternoon, we tried walking down to the beach, but the wind was so strong and the temperatures so cold, that we just about froze to death. It was so odd being at the beach and having such cold weather. I am used to being there in the summer, when it is so hot. It was still so nice to get away and have some much needed rest and relaxation. I had a nice time and Wendy and her husband were such great hosts. They have 2 little dogs (daschunds) who were adorable and we had fun with them too!

Sunday we awoke to another yummy brunch. This time we had quiche. For lunch on Sunday, we went to a fashion show/luncheon at a store in Oak Island near Wendy's house. The food was good and the fashions really put us in the mood for spring/summer. We left from there at 3pm to drive back home. It took us 4 hours to drive home, but Susan and I talked the whole way home and that made the time go by fast.

As you can see, I had a very nice weekend with my girlfriends! As far as I'm concerned, one can never go wrong spending quality time with girlfriends! After re-reading my post, it sounds like all we did was eat. I guess that is what vacations are for. Right?

I can't believe that Monday was March 1st. And today it has snowed all day. I don't think spring can make up it's mind about coming. I am ready anytime spring wants to come. I am tired of snow and cold weather.

My youngest daughter called tonight and she is coming home on Thursday before heading to Florida for spring break. She wants to come home to do laundry and run some errands on Friday before leaving on Saturday for sunny Florida. I am so excited to get to see her before she leaves. I hope everyone has had a nice day!

Oh, I took lots of pictures this weekend, but I still have not found my camera cord. I tried to buy one the other week, but could not find the right one for my camera. Wendy's husband went online over the weekend and found my camera cord from Sony, so I will just plan to order one from them. I think my other one sprouted legs and walked off. I cannot find it anywhere. The picture that I am showing on my post was on Wendy's Facebook page and I borrowed it from her.

Take care and enjoy the remainder of your week.

Love & blessings,


  1. Sounds like you had a great time. You guys were busy and eating lots of good food. The picture was good of you girls.

  2. Glad you had a great time. Always fun to visit, eat, visit, eat........

  3. What a fun weekend!!! I'm glad you had fun w/ your sweet friends.

  4. Sounds like you had an awesome time. I'm so happy for you.

  5. I'm so glad you had a wonderful weekend! There is nothing like old friends. I guess I'm over half your age, but Sarah and Frances' friendship means the world to me. It's so crazy that we've walked through so much of life together. I can only imagine what that must be like when you are 30 years out of high school. I'm excited to see you Thursday, too! Love you :)

  6. Sounds like you really had a great weekend with your friends! Good food, good company, and fun outings. :-)

  7. good times! i hope i'm always doing this kind of thing with my girlfriends!

  8. Friends truly are a sweet blessing to our lives.

  9. What a wonderful weekend with friends! Sounds like it was full of fun times, good food and great memories. :)

  10. Wow - that sounds like a just about perfect weekend! What fun...I have some "old" girlfriends I would LOVE to spend a weekend with. Oak Island??? never heard of that but it sounds like a great spot to spend away a few days with friends:)

  11. What a wonderful weekend! It is so great to have friends that you have for life! They are one of the best gifts God can give us! I am glad to hear you had fun!

  12. What a wonderful visit with friends. What a blessing!

  13. This trip sounds absolutely divine! I'm a milk glass lover too. I think my love stems from my grandmother having so much around her house, so I always associate it with her.