Vacation Day 4 - Tuesday, June 16
Our original plans for Tuesday had been to hang around New Bern. This would've allowed Emily and I to drive back to Garner for a 6pm swim meet - the first "real" swim meet of the summer swim season. Unfortunately, because the trip to Topsail hadn't occurred on Monday, and Wednesday wasn't going to work either, we ended up going to Topsail Beach on Tuesday. We left around 9am in a bit of rain, and it poured pretty hard at times... we managed to drive out of the rain but then back into it on and off. As we drove down the main drag on Topsail Island (Hwy 210 / Anderson Street), there was some really high standing water on the road. Thankfully we were in the pickup truck so it was no problem. I think I did power wash someone's house going through one puddle.
We were visiting our friends, Bob and Debbie Grady. Adrienne's dad and Bob have been friends for a long time, and Adrienne has been visiting the Grady's at Topsail Beach since the mid 80s I think.
Marnie rode down with Bill and Lin for this trip, and left Derrick back at the resort with Bob. It was raining hard when we arrived at their second row beach house on the south end of the island, so we went inside to relax for a while. Eventually it did stop raining, so Emily and I went out to the beach for about a half hour to play.
Debbie made us one of her typical awesome beach lunches - a good ol' southern steampot. Smoked sausage, corn on the cob, new potatoes, and shrimp, all boiled together. And the shrimp was good and fresh too! I love fresh peel-n-eat shrimp. As usual, lunch was great.
Nothing much else to tell about Tuesday. We headed back to New Bern around 5 o'clock. We picked up Chinese takeout on the way home for dinner, and went back to our condo to play Blockus and Uno before retiring for the night.
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