Thursday, April 14, 2011

Share the Joy Thursday–Virginia Beach 2011 Edition

David and I are happily enjoying our spring vacation in Virginia Beach.

The weather has been a real treat, warmer and sunnier than expected.

I am so enjoying soaking up the Vitamin D, and the awesome sights and sounds…

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Like the sunrise view from our room, captured with awe early on our first morning…

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or how magnificent the pier looks from the balcony, even in a batch of cloudy skies…

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And the constant, soothing sound of those waves breaking, breaking, breaking…

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And the every changing horizon of sky meeting the ocean.

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So many postcard moments playing out before us.

Then there are other things that just make you smile.

Like these rebels…

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hitting the surf regardless of the possible consequences.

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right in front of the warning sign…

Or how the seagulls all come in for a landing in the evening, and hang out on the sand, all facing the same way…

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Or the absolute thrill of seeing dolphins play right where the waves break on the beach in front of you…

 

(Insert photo here, later, when I catch them with my camera

instead of just giggling like a little girl as I watch them. Winking smile)

 

Plus you know the old advertising campaign had it right….

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Virginia is for Lovers…

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And my man and me,

we do vacations right.

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Happy Thursday, Beautiful Ones !

Missing Blogland a little but oh so joyous right where I am !

Back to regular blogging next week.

For more joy sharing, head over to the lovely Meri’s blog.

15 comments:

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Oh, sweet! Sand, sun, ocean roaring. Now THAT's my kind of vacation. So glad it's working out there for you this week.

Chel said...

Happy BEAUTIFUL blissful vacation!! <3 <3

Paula said...

Oh, you're just a few hours from me! One of these days, we will connect!

Nadeja said...

So beautiful - all of it!!! I am so glad to be part of your little trip via these pictures and words!
Miss you, Love you,
Mom

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

With all the beauty surrounding you, how do you have time to post to your blog? :-)

Lynn said...

Wonderful photos, wonderful love! I can feel it all the way here in CA.

beth said...

you love birds make a vacation look like a honeymoon.....ohh la la :)

Margaret Pangert said...

Hi Kim~ I can't believe that Virginian vacation looks like summertime! We've barely had two days of spring! Perfect timing! Hope the tide doesn't wash away your heart--you two look so happy! Be sure to make another one! xxox

beccagivens said...

Beautiful and joyful post ... I love the beach, the ebb and flow of the waves and the powerful energy of the surroundings. Have an awesome time ~

slommler said...

Such beautiful scenery!! I can't imagine anything better than a vacation by the beach! I am so jealous!!!!! Ha!
You both look so happy.
Good for you!!
Soak it all up!
Hugs
SueAnn

LauraX said...

beautiful..so much joy!

Meri said...

You and David look lost in love -- and the moment. Enjoy each second of your trip!

deb did it said...

LOVE your love.....xoxoxo

Terry Hartley said...

So beautiful, Kim. You, your love, the ocean, the sky--all of it. Something about being close to such a huge body of water just smooths out the soul, doesn't it?

Rosie Rowe said...

LOVE your photos Kim! What a beautiful place to vacation... *sighs* and the romance! Awww... thanks so much for sharing.

The best bit? That pic of the seagulls all facing the same way - as if they've been hypnotised or something!! =)