Thursday, October 14, 2010

busy bee

Nothing like being busy and doing lots of fun things! The end of this summer brought with it lots of boat time where i was lucky enough to catch many many sunsets such as these...

The Navesink River and the Raritan Bay connect many little towns and there are lots of different places to "dock and dine" as they call it or to just dock for a swim on a random beach.

Makes it more fun if you have an eager frisbee player along for the ride. Isis was a timid passenger in the beginning, but the frisbee play quickly convinced her that boat rides brought good things.

She's the best.

September walks on the beach are also the best!

Mid September brought a long weekend trip down to South Carolina, just south of myrtle beach, with my cousins, to check out Coastal Carolina as a potential college destination. The eight hour drive seems like half that when you leave at four in the morning! Already deep into Virginia as the sun is coming up...

Stopped for some produce once we hit the dirty south. Love the way this stand transported their fruit! Guess the boxes should have alerted us that this may not have been all local produce!

In South Carolina golf carts are a way of life. I am very jealous of this fact. I want one.

Laying on the beach was the perfect extension of summer and the water was unbelievably warm and clear.

South Carolina remains one of my most favorite places ever and gets a huge thumbs up. Can't wait to relocate there one day...who's going with me?!

For some fall foliage, decided to head with the boys to the cabin in Equinunk, PA, on the delaware river. Friday night brought some beers and a bonfire.

Such a cute, small town. Really in the middle of nowhere. But that's what we love about it!!

Saturday we were driving around and stumbled upon a course in Hancock, NY that was designed by the famous golfer Bobby Jones. Despite having no clubs or appropriate attire, the views were too good to pass up and we rented what few clubs they could scrape up for us. I was just happy to drive the cart around.

It was a beautiful day.

Finally, just last weekend I had the privilege of attending my good friend sam's fabulous birthday weekend getaway to the Dominican Republic. The house he rented was about an hour and a half from the airport, across several mountain ranges and through many small towns. When we arrived at "casa kimball" we were all in awe of its beauty.

That first shot was my view from my room. The Infinity pool was the most amazing thing about the house, and we spent most of our time in it, playing pool volleyball and drinking fabulous drinks that the wonderful Wellington, the full-time bartenter/guest service master prepared for us (he's pictured below). The guy knows how to make the best bloody mary I have ever tasted. Hands down.

More shots of the house:

The food was also second to none and we enjoyed three square meals a day at this fabulous dinner table which rocked twenty people. We were truly spoiled.

We also managed to see some beautiful beaches, one a short drive to Playa Grande and the other a short walk down the cliff by the house.

The last night we were there, three of us ventured out into the heart of the small town Cabrera and watched some truly entertaining salsa dancing. I was forced to partake and learned very quickly that i cannot move my hips as they do. The locals were suprisingly welcoming and friendly. It might be time for some classes.

All in all it was a wildly entertaining four days where we were spoiled by the hospitality of the staff, and by the beauty of the surroundings and the sun.

Can't wait to see what the coming months will bring! Smile!

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