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What a terrible day at the beach with the church?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2011 in church life, personal | 5 comments

So, yesterday (Sunday) morning, we drove southeast for about 3 hours to Wrightsville Beach, NC. I have to admit, it was awful! Terrible! Worst thing we’ve ever done!

Why did I have a terrible time?

Well, it didn’t have anything to do with the people! We were able to spend time with some of the best people in the world. We talked about all kinds of things. I was particularly encouraged talking with a couple who has been helping another family start a simpler type of church in a bad neighborhood.

And, it wasn’t the weather that made it a bad day. Sure, it rained a little. But, for most of the day the weather was perfect! It was hot, but not too hot. Plus, hanging out under the pier gave us just the right amount of shade. With the wind blowing in off the ocean, it couldn’t have been any better.

The sand and surf didn’t make us have an awful time. The kids and adults alike enjoyed playing in the sand and the ocean. Yes, the waves got a little rough at time, but nothing more than we could handle. The beach and ocean were wonderful!

So, what made it a terrible day? Why did I have such an awful time?

Well, when we left the beach yesterday afternoon, most of us drove to one of my favorite restaurants. It’s a rib joint. There’s not one in the Raleigh area, so we always try to stop by on the way home from the beach.

But, guess what?!?!? The rib place was shut down! No more ribs.

What a terrible day. (Ok, so maybe I’m being a little sarcastic. The wing place we went to instead was pretty good.)

(If you’re interested in seeing pictures from our really great day at the beach, I’ve posted some on facebook here.)


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  1. 6-13-2011

    Disgusting. I hope you at least preached an awesome sermon.

  2. 6-13-2011

    ohhh I hate we missed you again!!! my husband and I went out of town for a much needed time together away from the kiddos and when I got back, I saw you all had been at wrighstville. I do look forward to meeting up with you all next summer – and hopefully before then!! 🙂

  3. 6-13-2011

    Looks awesome! I say ditch the rent and just do the beach thing. 🙂

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  5. 6-14-2011

    First… I have no idea why the image is so large on this page. It should be a thumbnail like the other pages. But, I don’t care enough to try to fix it right now. 🙂

    Thanks for the comments. We had a great time together.