The Art of Vacation Hopping – Part I

Hi there!  Can you believe we are already a week into July?!?!?  Craziness!  We just got back recently from our vacation that consisted of hopping from family house to family house.  It was so fun, busy, and action-packed!  Here’s a little photo journal.

We started off a kind of blustery Saturday with a visit to NASA Wallops Island.  It was their 70th birthday!

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We had good company with Moochie and Aunt D.  After checking out the rockets, we headed to a nearby park for some play and a picnic.

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Final stop was Island Creamery.  I admit to not being a super big fan of ice cream in general, but I know people LOVE this place!  If you are vacationing on Chincoteague Island, be sure to try it for yourself.  The ice cream is homemade, and it was rated the #1 ice cream parlor in the U.S.!

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I got “Pony Tracks” and would definitely recommend it.


Don’t let the face fool you…he LOVED IT SO MUCH!

The next day I elected to skip the 8 o’clock church service which I was bummed about after the fact.  😦  8 o’clock is just so hard sometimes!  Once my mom got back from church, we hit the country roads and saw all the local sights.

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Seriously, he was in heaven.  🙂

We ended up at a little beach on the bay near my sister’s house.  We hunted for sea glass and found a good bit.

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Next, we had a “double day” of pool and boating.


Ok…I must be getting old now.  I mean, do we really need to have magazine right at a child’s eye level.  It’s kind of gross, and I honestly never thought about it until it was potentially my child’s eyes.  Let me tell you…H the kiddo knows what that first letter is in SEX and the sound it makes.  Believe me, that boy will ask a million questions a day.  I really don’t feel like explaining that one is at…say 4 years old!  #annoyed


Anywho…stepping off the soapbox…here we are on our dinner cruise aka boat trip with Moochie and Poppy to a barrier island.


That’s our stuff!  We were the only ones around.


Cool shell and picture – bad finger photo bomb!



If you look closely in the above picture, you’ll see H wailing!  He was way upset that Moochie and Poppy dared to go for a stroll down the beach without him.  😉

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We saw the duckies below on our way back to the dock.  Cute little duck family!


We also went to the beach at Assateague Island {Virginia} with Granny.  It was a picture perfect beach day!


Prepare yourself for crazy cuteness below!


We picked some yummy veggies at Uncle and Auntie’s house.

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Although most of our trip was super fun, we did have a bit a crazy 24 hours.  My mom and I were going to visit my sister after putting the little man to bed.  I thought it would be a good idea to bring the doggie along with us.  Well, he saw “something” and took off into the woods.  I was freaking out completely!  He came back after a few minutes which seemed like eternity.  We hopped in the car and took off down the road.  When I looked back at Roscoe P., there was blood all over my mom’s car!  Long story short – He cut his ear, and it was a a total bloody mess!  Thankfully, Holden’s Memé is a veterinarian.  She fixed him right up!

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This terrible picture is due to prevention from a nasty mess in my car!

We cheered back up with a playdate with some sweet friends at a local park and some swimming at Granny’s.  IMG_2240


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Aren’t there flowers beautiful?!?!  Granny’s garden is full of great blooming flowers now.

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We picked up our Mr. Roscoe P, and he looked a bit different than he did before!  Poor guy is stuck in the cone for 2 weeks!  I’m so relieved that it wasn’t anything more serious!  We also attended a little get-together at my sister’s house on a WEDNESDAY night!  It was nice to be able to be there.  The food was delicious, and the company was superb!


Whew!  As you can see, we were very busy!  I can not say enough how happy we were to be able to spend more time than we usually do.  I’ll be back soon to share the rest of our trip aka the 4th of July edition.  Have a great day!


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