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So as far as summer’s go, this one has been unusally packed with travel. I’m still working on getting a nice collections of pictures together, but I figured I can at least get a quick summary here while trying to get back into the swing of things. So, 3 vacations in 3 months:
June: Lake Junaluska –
This is a small lake tucked into the mountains in the western parts of North Carolina. This used to be a weekly vacation for my family growing up, so it’s always great to get a chance to go back. The we attended is called Music and Liturgical Arts Week. It’s basically a week of worship and music for Methodists. I was in the Advanced Handbells group, so it was a bit more work than I was used to, but still a ton of fun. Chistian worship is, understandably, a bit less of a past-time for Sara, so she had fun visiting the local towns and making trips out to Ashville and the Biltmore Estate. Different experiances, but it was a great time for all!
July: Outer Banks –
Well…I say Outer Banks, technically it was Kill Devil Hills. It was a beach week with my family (half of them anyway). We rented one house with 11 bedrooms, turns out we needed all of them since there were about 25 of us. Not much to tell out of this one. It’s a beach, you pretty much just relax all week. Well, relax and play board games in our case. We were hoping to see the Wright Brothers Museum, but it was closed for renovations. Oh well, tough luck I guess.
August: Caribbean Cruise –
This one was kind of a surprise. Some of Sara’s friends decided they wanted to go on a cruise and they wanted us to come with. So it was almost on a whim we decided to go. I guess this was our ‘babymoon’ (first time I think I’ve heard that term was this summer), we figured there wouldn’t be many chances to do this for the next few years. Plus, we don’t get to vacation with friends very often. It was a 7-day Carnival cruise to the Turks and Bahamas. Very fun. Felt a bit like living in an advertisement, but still fun.
So now we’re settling in again. Sara’s still doing community band (which just started). I’ll be picking up a new handbell choir which starts next week. We’ve been busy preparing things here at the house, moving furnature around and just clearing out space for a little one. It’s starting to look pretty great. So things are getting back to a routine, I’m hoping to get back to this more regularly.