Sunday, October 9, 2016


Having spent all or part of every summer for the past 80 years on Long Beach Island, all but 2 in this house, I have to admit that this was the hottest, most humid summer I can remember.  Part of that might by age and arthritis, but many others have felt the same way.  In recent years, duplicate bridge has been the filler that has replaced the physical activities we enjoyed in the past. As out small home addition was concluding, we took the opportunity to attend a tournament at the Hunt Valley Inn in 


 It was a beautiful facility, located in the heart of horse country, that can be attested to by the creative plantings in the front yard.

The bridge was fun, and accommodations excellent, and it was a wonderful mini vacation.

I enjoyed the beautiful green of Virginia and the interesting white cloud above.

Even the bridge we crossed returning to New Jersey was interesting to me.

Our son,Keith and wife, Leslie arrived from California for a visit, and we all went to Oyster Creek
for a great local seafood dinner.

 My husband, Chuck and our daughter, Vicki enjoyed this local scene from the railing above

Back at home the red sunrise was another indication that the hot summer wasn't yet over. Though the heavy equipment was gone from the beach, the fence posts for the railing had been dropped off.

We enjoyed a Labor Day weekend visit from old friends and neighbors, Rich and Lisa Spoerl.

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