Thursday, July 31, 2008

Like Sand Through the Hourglass

There's nothing like vacation photos to wash that evil taste of work out of your mouth.  
Some highlights-
  • Finally having Maizie at Bethany.
  • Having Gretchen, Liam, Auntie Lara, Uncle John, and Aunt Nanny Wendy around to keep Maizie from drowning or hurling herself off of the porch while I swilled beer and caramel corn.
  • Gretchen's Beautify Ocean City program--picking up all the stray plastic bags from the beach.
  • Cruising for hot guys with Lara in Bob's dead sexy convertible BMW mid-life crises car.
  • Air Hockey  & Ski Ball in the arcade.
  • Having Michelle Eddinger Cullen get burnt with the rest of us on Friday!!!

You don't know how many kids we had to push under just to get some alligator time for the grown ups.

Umm, no that's certainly not my husband doing the Martha Graham Dance Spectacular.

Can you believe that Lara & John have been married twenty year.  She hasn't changed a bit.  Too bad John has really let himself go.

Me clobbering the sharks and getting the high score of the day.  That'll show those 5 year olds who's boss!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sand in our shorts, and other places

We have been trying to figure out how many years ago we first started invading Bethany Beach, Delaware. Each of us seem to have different recollections of how and when it all started. All that we are sure of is that if it wasn't for Chris Chromiak, none of us would be here right now. John, Lara, their two offspring, Liam and Gretchen, Bob and his fancy convertible BMW, David, me and, for her first trip, our Maizie (plus my sister Wendy) are all enjoying the waves and fried food.
Over the ten to twelve years we've been eating boardwalk fries and beer showers, alot has changed in Bethany.  It was a little disturbing to arrive this year to discover a large empty lot where the the cute old 1950's hotel used to be, even more disturbing that you couldn't see the ocean from the boardwalk because the pesky Army Corps of Engineers had put up a large sand dune between the water and the boardwalk, all in the name of a little eco-conservation.
Our activities have also changed over the years. I remember putting jigsaw puzzles together with Eric & Chris on the upstairs porch of the Super Surf & Sand.  Now the Lutz Scotts seem to have these bizarre family rituals that include pirate impersonation, and 'do-it-yourseld' mummification.
It doesn't seem quite right to be here without Chris.  
Somehow, we'll find a way to get over it.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

I Know What You Did Last Weekend

It seems that Scott, Stu & Princess Vera made an overnight stop at the Lutz Scott Compound last Friday.