Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sunburned Days

Dawn yesterday on Folly Beach, South Carolina. Mom took that picture, but I was with her. We left a few hours later, and now we're home.

The beach was amazing and awesome and wonderful. We all had a great time and got sunburned. Thursday night I stayed up with my brother, sister-in-law, oldest nephew, and a cousin and his wife to play D&D; I didn't get to bed until about 1am, and was woken at 4am when Mom, my sister-in-law's mother, and an aunt got up to watch the royal wedding. I didn't want to watch the wedding and couldn't get back to sleep since I was sleeping on a pull-out couch on the upstairs balcony right above the TV, so I went outside and walked three or four miles along the beach. When I left it was dark and the crescent moon was shining on the wet sand. By the time I got back, the sun was well up.

It was hard to leave, but I was glad to get home to my garden and my own bed. I just wish I didn't have to *groan* get up early tomorrow and go to work.

Not entirely to my surprise, I did not do any writing while I was gone. I still haven't finished Bloodhound.

Here's our beach house; in the foreground is the sand turtle with a castle on its back that we made on Thursday, that was still there on Saturday when we left.


Fox Lee said...

The turtle stood still that long?

Alan W. Davidson said...

I've been so inactive you could have built a sand castle on me and it would have lasted for days. Looks like a fantastic location for a vacation.

K.C. Shaw said...

Natalie--Yup. Then again, turtles are slow.

Alan--A sand castle is probably very good sunscreen.

Cate Gardner said...

Folly Beach actually exists!!! And the reason for this outburst. I wrote a story called 'Folly Beach' that was published back in the late 90s. Freaky. Okay, maybe not that freaky, just humour me.

And of course, now I WANT TO GO TO THE BEACH.

K.C. Shaw said...

It's a good thing I didn't know you invented Folly Beach, or I'd have been too frightened to get out of bed while I was there. :)