dord (dôrd), n. density of mind; chiefly exhibited by one who attempts to demonstrate supposed knowledge --adj. dord'ish


Topsail Island 2008

Last month our family spent a week at Topsail Island, NC with my dad's side of the family. Having 31 people share a house is bound to be interesting. Thankfully, it was a good interesting.

We learned a few valuable things:
--A game of pool volleyball, in the presence of poolside cacti, will be very short.
--Making up a bracket for a 16-person double-elimination billiards tournament is a science.
--If enough people go fishing all week long, it's easy to plan dinner the last evening.

Also, I'm no good at billiards. Winning the Cousins Air Hockey Tournament (also a field of 16) is some consolation. But being the "Family Air Hockey Champion" isn't quite as glamorous as being the "Family Billiards Champion."

Family tradition is to do a scavenger hunt throughout the vacation week. Our Uncle Mark changed things up on us this year, dividing the cousins into two groups for a "photo hunt." Here are a few highlights.

A cousin buried up to his head in the sand (we decided to get creative)

A human pyramid

A sand castle "at least three feet tall"

Team posing with a sunset (Atlas has nothing on us)

Other fun stuff
After lunch at Cracker Barrel

The college-aged cousins were responsible for preparing dinner on Monday evening

(Pictures courtesy of my sister DeAnna)



Blogger Megan said...

Great pictures! Although the 2nd one was just disturbing.... kind of like the Indian's record right now. It hurt me to look at the standings today.

7/02/2008 1:13 PM

Blogger The Stranger said...

Sonic, I can't believe you passed up all of the headless related humor! But alas, even though you did not use it I assure you, you did not lose it.


7/02/2008 4:46 PM

Blogger Laedelas Greenleaf said...

Sounds like a blast! Huge family vacations are (generally speaking--and providing that everyone has enough sleep) really cool.

7/02/2008 4:53 PM

Blogger Megan said...

Hey, please tell Audre Happy Birthday for me!

7/03/2008 8:01 AM

Blogger Sterling said...

Loved reading about your family vacation and seeing pictures, too. I didn't get a chance to ask you about your trip the other day, and now I don't have to. [Grin] (Don't hold your breath on me using emoticons.)

7/03/2008 9:42 PM

Blogger PicturesqueMusiq said...

Love the photos and I'm so glad I stumbled on the site.
I'm a brand new photographer - long time photoshopper and I just had a beach trip to Topsail Island.
Here are some of my favorites. they are more sunset based but beach, none-the-less. I would love comments and critiques from all of your readers!

the mini-blog inside of Art Star is called Point and Shoot.

9/13/2008 1:12 PM


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