Saturday, October 25, 2014

OBX Day #6

 Vacation week flew right by and it's time to start packing
up the car for our trip back home.
 It's amazing the amount of people who hang out at this little
spot.  This sits on the property across from us which are condo's.
 Sweet smells fill the air all around us.
 I don't know what type of plant this is but it sure
does product an interesting flower.
 By the pool.

 Since I've been sickie-poo my activities have been very
limited ... like to the front deck and back pool area.
 I don't think we'll be taking the westies to walk on the beach.
But we might walk up to the end of the pathway and take
a few pictures.  It's a drag being sick on vacation.
 Boy did we have a lot of strong cold wind come through
after the rain we had.  At least today it's getting back to normal.

 These little birdies are all over the place.  One flew very
close to the deck while I was taking pictures ... it could have
been a westie treat if it came any closer!
We'll be packing up the car with non-essentials today so it
won't be too much on Saturday morning.  The steps in this
house are a killer especially when you have an upper 
respiratory infection.  We will also be heading up to
Coastal Provisioning so Wilson can pick up some prime
steaks to bring back home.  He cooked a 'test' one on the grill
a few nights ago just to be sure it was as good as last time
and it was!  

Thursday, October 23, 2014

OBX Day #4 & the little black cat

 Derby was the first to spot the little black cat.
 Once again the entire community of Duck knew the 
westies saw something lurking in their 'hood'.
 Here kitty, kitty, kitty ... we have some westies that
would love to play with you!
 Enough barking ... it's nap time or treat time or I need to go outside time.
 This project is done!  Just need to press and put away.
I pulled out my 4" blocks to start on but since I'm not
feeling any better {in fact a little worse} I may not 
get to them.  It dawned on me how I picked this up - from
the dog groomer who said she was sick.  I assume she was
coughing on the dog handle leashes and of course I didn't think
a thing about it until now.  Requesting antibiotics from the good dr.
 In their TV watching spots before they decided I was a
little more comfy than this chair and the floor.

 Found this on Facebook.
Also found this on Facebook.  What a great idea for
those quilters who hand sew binding on a quilt
or do hand applique on quilts.
Have a great day ... I'll be doing nothing but resting.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


 Sunset from Tuesday night before all the clouds came our way.
 Derby at his post on the deck.  
 Today the weather was yucky so we left the westies at
home and went for a quick lunch at the Duck Deli.
 From last night.
 The entire community could hear Derby barking his head
off ... you would think it was the first deer he ever spotted.

 This home is directly across from us.

Well that's it for today's pictures.  I've been working on sewing
2-1/2" squares together in strips of 10 ... which is about all 
the energy I have since I came all the way to the Outer 
Banks to get a head cold!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

OBX Day #2

 We had a speck of rain last night and I think we may get
a little more rain tonight and maybe on Wednesday then
it's clear sailing through the rest of the week and into the weekend.
 Day #2 and morning coffee on the deck with
the westies ... Wilson was inside reading the morning paper.
The westies spotted a black cat coming out from the bushes
by the house ... they were fixed on that kitty and barking up a
storm.  They sat there for an hour just waiting for it to come back.
 A few pictures from last night.  Wink's was directly across the
street from the restaurant we went to for dinner last night.  It
opened one year before I was born.
 Spotted ... a sail boat in the distance before going into the restaurant.
 I found Ocean Blvd Bistro on Open Table and it received 
excellent ratings so I booked a 6:15p.m. dinner reservation
 to take advantage of 1,000 dining points.  Shortly after we arrived
Ocean Blvd Bistro became packed and with the excellent
meals we had we understood why and we want to go back.
They finally 'powered down' last night when we left
for dinner.  This is Derby all ready for a nap. 
Julep caught up on her reading while we were gone.
She picked the new issue of the Delmarva Review
which Daddy Wilson worked so hard on.
... So far Day #2 has been pretty low key.  I think
we may just pick up a carry out for dinner and
chill right here and enjoy our dinner at the
picnic table on deck #2 with a nice glass of wine.

Monday, October 20, 2014

OBX: Day 1

 First thing Wilson did was secure ...
The front upper deck with plastic fencing.   We can leave the westies
out there unsupervised.  This is their spot to watch what's going on in
the vacation 'hood'.  They would sleep out there if we let them.
 What a nice surprise we had this morning - a mini rainbow.  
 Our view of the ocean between the houses.  As I type this
post I'm listening to the ocean waves crash on the beach.

 Watching and waiting for man, dog, or wild creature!
Julep & Derby will need a vacation from the vacation.
No morning nap, no afternoon nap ... they don't want to miss a thing.
For lunch we put them in the car and drove to
Five Guys Burgers.  We cracked the back windows and
they had their little noses working all the way taking
in the different smells.  Happy westies they are!
 Now Deck #2 is okay to let them out on but I do
keep one eye on them while I'm sewing.

 I did see Derby push his entire head through the
pickets trying to smell or look at something. 
 Now Deck #3 they can't go out on since it has a set
of steps down to the lower level.  We didn't bring anything
to block that off which is ok because they have enough space.
Well that's it for Day #1 in beautiful, sunny and slightly warm
Duck.  I'm going off to do a little sewing before we head out to 
try a new restaurant [for us] tonight for dinner.