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Dancing on the Beach

by Kay~Kacey on 9/20/2013

Had the best time in the Outer Banks on vacation. Now I’m home and sorting through the 1000’s of photos we took. These photos just make me smile. SuperGuy picked up the camera and grabbed some pictures of me dancing on the beach. I love the beach. So relaxing. So fun. So free.

Dancing on the beach in Hatteras

Dancing on the beach in the Outer Banks

Here I was trying to get a quick photo of the two of us…but SuperGuy kept pestering me… :heart:

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I’m still going through and sorting and editing my photos. Got some great ones of the four lighthouses on the Outer Banks. I’ll be posting up some photos soon. Anyway, I’m glad to be back home..no, not really… We should vacation more often!

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Saving New Orleans – One Drink at a Time

by Kay~Kacey on 9/27/2010

We did our best to help the local New Orleans economy. My sister and brother-in-law met us in New Orleans for a few days of drinking and eating way too much rest and relaxation . Note to self, next time plan the New Orleans part of the vacation first, then go on and do the relaxing on the beach. I’m just sayin’

We did our best to sample all the best New Orleans had to offer…

drinking-new-orleans We started out at Cafe Maspero’s for the best muffalattas in the Quarter. Seriously. Okay, I take that back, FIRST we grabbed a drink at the Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone where we were staying. It’s an older boutique hotel. I like it. Small rooms, but a gorgeous lobby, cool decorations, and fabulous service.

Back to the drinking. My sister (who hates to be photographed) decided we needed “bunny ears” on our our drinking photos. Hey, I was up for it. May I just insert here…it sure is nice to have a fairly decent camera on my iphone. Fun and easy to catch the action without carting around my big old camera. (which I did, and will share “real” photos later).

We wandered from dinner to a walk on the riverfront then onto Pat O’Briens. Just because.

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Just in case you were wondering, we might have had drinks during the day too. Like out at Landry’s on Lake Pontchartrain. Great view. Well, then there was the rooftop poolside bar at the Hotel Monteleone. Ask for Zachary the bartender there. I’m just sayin’

drinking-new-orleans3Drinks and dinner at the Palace Cafe on Canal Street. (you can skip that. So underwhelmed. Needs better management. Some of our food was lukewarm at best. We had a great time anyway.) Then, wait, did we go to Pat O’Brien’s AGAIN? Mybad.

We also went out to the Abita Pub (love and adore Abita Beer) and had lunch and a flight sample of their beer. Okay, TWO flight samples of their beer. I found a new beer I love. Instead of just the plain Abita Amber, I now love their Purple Haze Beer too.

Oh, and let me just say, if you give my sister enough alcohol, you get to take her picture, complete with bunny ears…that she gave herself… :rofl:

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Oh, and lest you think we only drank in New Orleans…we did manage to get beignets a couple of times.

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I think I need a vacation from my vacation… :crazy:

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My New Favorite Beer-Yuengling

by Kay~Kacey on 9/14/2010

I have to thank our oldest son for introducing us to this beer!

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Oldest brewery in America per their label and website. They must be marketing it hard in the lower east coast, because my son discovered it in Hilton Head, and we’re seeing it everywhere here in St. Augustine. Wonder if it’s made it to St. Louis, home of the Anheuser-Busch products? Guess I’ll have to check it out when we get home.

Only thing I don’t like about Yuengling Beer? It’s hard to spell…

But that said, we’re hitting New Orleans on our way home and I’m stocking up on Abita Beer. I’m just sayin’.

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