Finally, a Day at the Beach

A perfect sunny day at the beach, as this picture shortly after sunrise attests.

After a week of storms and rain, we finally had a picture perfect day at the beach.  The skies dawned clear and we had the intermittent clouds that are common at the coast.  The temperatures were not too hot and the breezes were nice.  All in all, a terrific day that mother nature handed us.  So, like any normal family (go with us on that phrase), we decided to enjoy a day at the beach.

Kiska enjoying the coastal breezes.

Natasha laying on the hu-dad's beach towel, soaking up some sun.

Qannik watching the girl dogs go by (and, poor guy, working on things to say, since he is not known as Mr. Suave in meeting other dogs)

And the kids (and kids at heart) building sand castles.

Well, at least the moats. They were good at the moats.

What a great final day at the beach.  We will take one last long beach walk Saturday morning, pack up the RV, and head back up to our mountains – where the lows are at or just below freezing.  The beach was great – now the countdown to the first snow flurry!


  1. Maxx on October 4, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Woohoo! I luv the beach too!


  2. Kari on October 4, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Looks like the day was pretty perfect!


  3. 24 Paws of Love on October 2, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    So glad your trip ended on a beautiful sunny day. What is a castle without a moat and moat diggers? BOL

  4. NCMountainwoman on October 2, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    So glad everyone finally got to have some fun on the beach. The Herd is going to love the crisp weather we are having here. What a relief!

  5. KB on October 2, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    I’m so glad that you finally had a beach day!

    Love the moat photos! When we lived near a beach, that was our dogs’ favorite pastime. We have many photos (not yet scanned) of dog tails sticking up out of very deep holes!

    I hope that your trip home is safe.

  6. The Army of Four on October 2, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Hey you guys! Wow, we were just getting caught up on everything! What a wild time you chose to go to the beach! We’re glad you’re safe and look like you’re having TONS of fun! That moat-building looks so cool — Ammy said something about she “can dig it”, then she giggled. I don’t get it….
    Kiska, I have to say – you look SO beautiful with the wind blowing through your fur!!!
    Play bows,

  7. El'bow & Hauwii on October 2, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    where are you bikinis???

    El’bow & Hauwii

  8. Holly & Zac on October 2, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    That looks like a nice day out, we love the beach!

    Have a safe journey home!

    BTW – We don’t know if you have seen our latest post but from the 1st November we are changing to an invite only blog. We hope to see you guys there. 🙂

  9. Houndstooth on October 2, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    That last day looks like a beautiful one! I’m sorry you didn’t get a little more of that!

    Good God, Hu-Dad! It’s the beginning of October! Waaaaaaaay to early to think about the first snowflakes! Way! Too! Early!

  10. Ryker on October 2, 2010 at 1:42 pm

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  11. The OP Pack on October 2, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    What a glorious day you all had!!! We love the shot of the kids and the kids at heart – every castle needs a moat, so you all made a great start for the next beach comers.

    Safe trip home.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  12. Khyra on October 2, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Normal is highly ovFURrated!

    PeeEssWoo: Pawesome post of finally a day a the beach!

  13. Stella on October 2, 2010 at 10:56 am

    A good vacation, a fun adventure but home is where the heart is, isn’t it?

    We’ll see you back in Maggie Valley!


  14. Mimi & CC Cabana on October 2, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Oh, it looks beautiful! So glad you got to enjoy some sunshine.

  15. Sam on October 2, 2010 at 9:48 am

    It looks like you guys are having such a wonderful adventure!


  16. HUSKYS RULE on October 2, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Kiska looks like she is doing a supermodel photo shoot…wind blowing thru her hair & smiling so pretty! You probably had really deep moats! Did they bury any of their brother or ssiters??hehe!! Enjoy beach walk & have a safe trip back home to freezing temps..what!!!!
    Licka & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  17. HoundDogmom (Sherri) on October 2, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Yes, a wonderful day for the beach it looks like. Love the one of the wind blowing through your fur. Priceless. The Hounddogs

  18. PuppyNumber7 on October 2, 2010 at 3:41 am

    What a great day you had! Digging up sand, what fun!

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