Monday, July 23, 2007

Fall in July

Early Friday morning the air turned cool and refreshing. It remained that way all day. We turned off the A/C, pushed open the windows, and opened the doors. Gradually the breeze picked up a bit. We joined Captain Rob for a pleasant sail on the schooner Windfall. There wasn't even the hum of neighbors' air conditioners to disturb our sleep.

Yesterday was Lou Ann's birthday. We enjoyed a quiet early morning breakfast before my son, Stefen, and his family arrived for a week long visit. The children were itching to get to the beach. Gray clouds scudded by; the tide was high & the water chilly. Incoming waves cut a foot high shelf into the beach. In spite of a strong southward current, Zoe, Eakin, & Eliza played safely in front of the lifeguard stand, jumping, squealing, and laughing as waves pushed them back to shore.

After supper at the Jolly Roger we gathered back home for brownies and ice cream. We lit one big candle (I didn't have any birthday candles), sang Happy Birthday, and Lou Ann made her wish. By 10 o'clock everyone was worn out. We all slept well once again.

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  1. It sounds like a lovely evening. I love your blog! I will be reading it as we prepare for our trip in early October. Thanks!

  2. Happy Birthday Lou Ann! (Sunday was Don's birthday also.) Sounds like you had a great day!
    Mandy Davis
    Ranburne, AL