Vacation: the first day

Before summer ends
And a boy goes to college
Take a vacation

We were lucky to stay in this lovely house for free! It belongs to the estate of a friend’s mother who sadly passed away this year. And if you want to purchase a waterfront house in Southern Maryland near Jane’s Island State Park, I’m more than happy to share the Realtor link.  The master bedroom suite is the entire second floor… oh, the views!!

For the first time ever, we took both vehicles on vacation. It worked so well it may just happen again! Two people drove/rode in the Honda Element, where we stashed boogie boards for the beach and bikes to share on the pathways. We also managed to use it to haul the camping supplies for later in the week. The other 4 of us rode in the minivan with all the rest of the stuff a family needs for a week away.

SuperDad grilled burgers, which we ate on the deck — mine included grilled summer squash and provolone cheese melted on top:  heaven!  — while we enjoyed the incredible sunset view.

19 responses to “Vacation: the first day

  1. How beautiful your photos are

  2. Wow! Looks like a great place to vacation. I´m sure this will be a special memory for you all.

  3. Family vacations are so special. I sometimes wish I could go back to those simple times where my family took those trips together. Beautiful pictures.

  4. We vacationed in Maryland this summer as well, but we were in the mountains! what a gorgeous spot to vacation, so glad you had the opportunity!

  5. Looks like a beautiful and peaceful place to vacation. At least vacation the way I like to and that’s by relaxing and just taking it easy.

  6. Wow I’d love to vacation there!!!

  7. Does your name have to be Rockefeller to purchase something like that? It sure is beautiful there. Great photos and sounds like all had fun

  8. It looks like a great place to vacation. It also sounds like you had a lot of fun.

  9. Ohhhhh that looks like a DREAM home to meeeeeeeeee…. I don’t want to vacation there… I want to LIVE there!

  10. HOW is that house selling for THAT price? What’s WRONG with it?

    • Nothing wrong with it that I know of (and we spent 3 nights there)…
      It’s not a new home. There is a brand new beautiful bathroom on the main floor (the main floor master — I wanted to tile my own bathroom the exact same way) and the views from the upstairs bedroom are gorgeous. The floor in the upstairs bath slopes a bit… but then we have houses around here with that problem.

  11. Mmm…. That is just… a little piece of Heaven right there! I would NEVER be able to talk Dennis into it… but booooooooy I can dream…

  12. That is gorgeous. And the price! I’m thinking it would be several mill around here.

  13. What a gorgeous place — house and scenery — I wish I could afford that beach home!

  14. Oh this looks like a beautiful place. What a lovely time you must have had. Great photos.

  15. Wish I could afford it!

  16. Sooo…are you able to stay in it for free forever? That is an awesome house and view.