Friday morning dawned brightly and I slept right through it! Ah, the joys of vacation. However, once I was up, I found out that Lydia was sick. She complained that "her head was wobbly." I moved her to my bed to keep resting and set about checking on the others. Uncle Bob and Aunt Debbie headed out to get some medicine while Rose fed everyone else breakfast. What a great help they all were! The big girls were all fine and excited about going swimming on our last and warmest day at Nags Head.
And it was warm inside and out. I was a bit disappointed to discover that once we needed the air conditioning, it wouldn't work. So while Alpheus and Rose took the girls out to the water, I called the company to report the AC problems. They said someone would be right over. I explained that it was only 10AM and already it was 78 degrees on the third floor. Thankfully, the second floor had a separate unit and it was working fine. I continued to keep an eye on Lydia and started some preliminary packing.
Finally around noon a man came out and said, "Yep, you're right. It isn't working. I will call someone to fix it." Oh boy, I knew we were probably in for a warm final evening. Thankfully, there was always an ocean breeze and lots of windows to open if you could get the rusty things to work. I suppose ocean air is pretty hard on those parts of a window. Overall we enjoyed the house, but the dishwasher wouldn't wash properly and the dryer took three 80 minute rounds to dry one load!
After breakfast Hannah said the pelicans, ducks and dolphins were in the water again. She asked if she could take some pictures so I let her use my camera under sworn oath of following all specified rules and full knowledge of the
|At first I thought the larger figure was a dolphin jumping near the birds, but after enlarging the original picture I am certain it is a pelican. You will have to take my word for it.|
|Here you can see two dolphins swimming between the birds. Or should I say porpoises? What ever they were, it was neat to see them.|
|This was a dolphinfish also called Mahi-Mahi. It is not related to the dolphins of the porpoise family. No one had mahi-mahi that night but I did try it at Captain George's and it was delicious, with no fishy flavor at all.|
|Sarah took this nice picture of Aunt Debbie!|
|I am not sure Uncle Bob knew his picture was being taken. :) After dinner, we headed to our last item on the vacation check list: putt-putt and go-carts!|
|Alpheus passing Sarah early on.|
|Sarah having a great time!|
|Hannah was really enjoying it.|
|Probably no one was having more fun than Daddy though. :)|
|Mary caught on pretty quickly after a lap or so. This was her first time driving too. Two years ago, she chose to ride with Daddy.|
|Lydia was slow and looked like she was really having to concentrate, but you should have seen the smiles after she got out of the car. She absolutely loved it. I was relieved because she didn't appear to be having fun during the race.|
|Isn't the view behind this hole pretty? So is Rose, who was also having a great time!|
|Hannah getting some advice from Daddy!|
|Here is Mary preparing to hit her first shot!|
|Cheyenne hitting it across one of the traps while her dad, Uncle Larry cheers her on!|
|Can you guess who hit a hole in one? She was pretty tickled with herself and so were Mommy and Daddy!|
|There is my golfing man at the head of the line! :)|
|Here is Aunt Debbie on her hole in one shot!|
|Can you guess why Sarah is jumping off the ground on this last hole? Yup, another hole in one!|
|Such a fun group and fun times!|
|What a wonderful trip! |
Looking forward to where ever we may go in 2015!
With All My Heart~
Btw, all four girls were sick by Monday. Prayers are appreciated for those who are still suffering.