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Stuttering Shell: There's No Place Like Home

Sunday, July 5, 2009

There's No Place Like Home

We're back! What a fun weekend we had...the weather could not have been more perfect for camping. Well, except for the gusty winds yesterday evening and last night, but I'm not complaining!

We had a wonderful 4th of July weekend camping in Buxton, NC. We were treated to not one, but THREE firework displays that we could see all from the comfort of our campsite. We didn't have to deal with parking, traffic or seating and the kids didn't need to cover their ears from the noise. It was perfect!

We are a bit sad & shocked, however. We spent Saturday on Ocracoke Island and unfortunately tragedy struck:

FIREWORKS TRUCK EXPLODES ON OCRACOKE

We didn't know anything about the explosion at all until THIS morning during our drive home when a family member texted me to see if we were OK because she knew we were down that way. We are sad for the lives lost and we are truly blessed that we somehow missed all of the commotion and chaos - considering we were on the beach at the northern end of the island shortly after the explosion took place. Because we don't necessarily pay attention to the time while were at the beach, we are guessing that we were on the ferry headed TO Ocracoke when the accident happened. In true Ocracoke fashion, the community has rallied together and is paying tribute to the people who lost their lives:

MEMORIAL PARADE HELD ON OCRACOKE FOR WORKERS KILLED IN EXPLOSION

In other sad news, I killed my camera. :( Thank goodness I have my "old" camera still...although now I'm trying to convince the hubs that I NEED a new camera. You know, one that is, hmmm, waterproof and can withstand the fall from a bathing suit top into a small tide pool at the beach. Yeah, I need a camera like that. Perhaps in pink, but I'm not picky about color. *wink, wink*

I will have pictures and a proper recap posted...right now the mountain of laundry in the laundry room is calling my name.

I hope that everyone had a safe & wonderful holiday weekend...tomorrow it's back to the daily grind! Oh, how I love a 3-day weekend...I wish all weekends were that way!

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4 Comments:

Blogger Lis said...

I am SO glad y'all are ok!!! It's so sad about the explosion!!! :(

I can't wait to hear more about your trip!!

Jul 5, 2009, 9:11:00 PM  
Blogger BLC :o said...

Oh that is so upsetting. I heart O Island. I hope you otherwise had a divine time! Xoxo-BLC

Jul 5, 2009, 10:44:00 PM  
Blogger Rebecca Welch said...

Welcome back to reality-such as it is.

Jul 5, 2009, 11:51:00 PM  
Blogger Lis @ ATruckerWife said...

do you all go tent camping or do you have a trailer? I'm hoping to start camping with the family this year :)

Jul 6, 2009, 11:02:00 AM  

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