We never did walk down the boardwalk last night. The sun and surf sure tires a body out, doesn't it? That and a full belly!
The coast has been chilly and overcast today. That's not to say I didn't spend an hour or two laying in the sand--I did. And it was nice and warm there, but once my body rose off the warm sand, it was chilly! And I just couldn't stay there any longer without risking a sunburn, even with SPF 2,000 lotion.
So Hubby and I are spending a bit of time in our room this afternoon, looking out at the beach and ocean. Well, actually Hubby's taking a little nap right now, so I thought I'd quietly write this post.
After breakfast this morning, we visited a few thrift/antique shops. I'd been looking for a sweatshirt to buy since we arrived here, but everything I had seen in the shops was (1) ugly, (2) too heavy, (3) a pull over (I like a front zip), and/or (4) cost an arm and a leg. I came across the perfect thing at Goodwill, and although I was hesitant to buy it since I don't have laundry facilities here, it smelled fresh and clean, so I took a chance. At least I have something to keep me warm, besides the slightly too dressy black sweater I brought on the trip. I sure don't know what I was thinking when I packed! I guess it had been so long since I've been IN the sand, that I forgot what it's like.
The best thing, though? I found an "antique" quilt! I've never bought one before, although I've looked. I just never found one in decent shape that appealed to me and at a reasonable price until now.
I say "antique" because I'm sure it's not 100 years old, but it's hard to date because it's a solid orange and a solid white--I think prints are easier to estimate. The blocks are Drunkard's Path blocks and they're set to form circles, so it looks like a bunch of large white polka dots on an orange background. There's a border of triangular shapes in orange and the edge is scalloped--and the orange in the border is a different fabric; it's a finer weave and has faded less than the orange in the blocks. Overall, it's a child size quilt of around 4' by 5', and it's hand quilted. No stains, tears, or spot-fading. I'll show you a photo when I can.
Tonight Hubby and I are dining at the Cracked Crab again--we ate there the first night. I'm anxious to try one of their crab dinners--I LOVE crab and I just can't go back home again without having me some crab legs. Some of the fishermen from one of the Deadliest Catch boats visited awhile back--I can't remember which boat. Do you ever watch the show? The restaurant serves all the types of crab they catch on the show--funny how the names are familiar now!
Well, it's just about time for me to freshen up for dinner, so you'll have to go; but I'll walk with you down to the lobby--I want to get a nice, hot cup of tea. Soon it will be time to wake Hubby for dinner. I'm glad we could visit!