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Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring Break!

Did you miss me over the past week? During my little blogging break, we headed to Virginia Beach for Spring Break. I thought I would share a few photos of what we were up to.

This is the photo from the balcony of our room. The absolute best part was that we could watch the dolphins swimming around every morning. That is a sight that I would never tire of.

We spent a day a Colonial Williamsburg. (Liz is dressed in a period costume.) There was so much to see. We spend an entire day there and I feel like we saw only about 1/3 of it. We will definitely head back there if we are in the area again.

We also visited the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. Very fun!

Of course we spent some time on the beach. Liz was very disappointed that it was too cold to swim in the ocean when we were there. (It warmed up the day we were leaving.) Liz decided to put her feet in the ocean even though we told her it was cold and she promptly ran back out.

And this was the main event! Liz was fencing in the North American Youth Cup. She was the only one from her club that went. I’ll spare you the photo but there was over 30 fencing strips and an area for wheelchair fencing. It was HUGE! There were a lot of fabulous fencers including the Northwestern University Fencing team and London bound athletes such as Tim Morehouse. (The April 15th photo on his blog of the Olympic Men’s Saber team was taken here!)

Check out that lunge! Liz is on the right in this photo. She fenced really well but the competition was tough. She didn’t finish as well as she hoped but had a great time. We are so proud of her!

Lastly, before we left we rented one of these contraptions (a surrey?) and road up and down the boardwalk.


It was a really fun vacation but it feels really good to be home sleeping in my own bed.

I hope you have a great week!

19 comments:

Suzie McFloozy said...

Fantastic pic's thanks for sharing them with us - I am soooooooooooo jealous of those white sand beaches and sunny weather and it sounds amazing to watch the dolphins from your balcony - gorgeous x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Anne Marie Hile said...

Looks like you all had a great time, Cheryl! How exciting for your daughter to be a part of the fencing competition, also. Welcome back! Hugs! :)

Kathy and Lucky said...

Sounds and looks like you had a great time! Congrats to LIz, that is so exciting and she looks great.

Jinny Newlin said...

What an exciting trip! TFS! And congrats to your Liz for getting to compete in such a prestigious competition.

Annette said...

aww how fun...looks like you all are having such a great time...thanks for sharing your fun pictures...

Cheryl said...

oh these are brilliant photos,Hun,looks like you had a great time,hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

Donna Mosley said...

Fab photos Cheryl, sounds like you had a great time.

Donna x

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

It looks like you all had a really great time!!! Sorry Liz didn't do as well as she hoped but each competition is a chance to improve!

The beach looks great!! I'd love to see the dophins too!!!

Love the family picture :)

Welcome back!

Anita said...

Well, as a matter of fact I did miss you! I was going to email you to make sure you were OK but thought since it's spring you may have taken a break/trip. Sounds like your family had a great time and thank you for sharing the pictures. I never get tired of seeing the ocean ;) Glad to have you back blogging though.

Shelby said...

Welcome back! Sounds like you had a fabulous time.

Shelby

jimlynn said...

Wonderful photos!!! Looks like y'all had so much fun - and you should be very proud of your daughter! Fantastic that she got to compete and know it will be an experience she'll never forget!
Lynn

Tracy said...

YAY for Liz! That looks like a tough sport to me so making it to the competition is quite an accomplishment. My aunt lives in Virginia Beach. I passed through there once but didn't really get to look around. Glad you had a nice little break. Welcome home!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, how wonderful! What a fabulous spring break you all had! I just love going to the beach, even when it's too cold to get in the water. It's just such a beautiful place to be. And huge congrats to your daughter for making it to this tournament! What an amazing opportunity!

whoistracy said...

Looks like you had an AMAZING time! I've never been to Virginia Beach but it looks gorgeous. Glad you had fun.

Becky B. said...

What an awesome vacation - terrific photos!! I have always wanted to go to Colonial Williamsburg...it's on my list of places to visit in the next few years. :)

Sue from Oregon said...

What a great vacation!

Pat (mspfd) said...

I LOVE Colonial Williamsburg. It's a wonderful place to visit, with lots of different things for all ages. It is wonderful during the Christmas holidays when all the buildings and hotels are decorated. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Too bad it was too cold to go swimming.

Karin said...

Looks like a wonderful trip! The sand looks so beautiful and what a great photo of Liz fencing! Amazing! No wonder you are proud :) I haven't been to Williamsburg since my high school English class went, but I liked it a lot...Your photo makes me want to go again!

SuzQ said...

Gosh this brings back memories!!! used to be from MD. As a child we were always at VA beach. you guys looked like you had a blast! The best vacations. Thanks for sharing.

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