- Tue, Jul 31, 2007 /
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We are home! My plan to update daily was foiled by lack of internet connection both at the beach and in the mountains at the time share. We had a great vacation but we are so glad to be home (and even more glad that both kids are at school today and we can unpack without help). All of the kids together at the beach was great. They all had so much fun playing together in the water and in the sand. Everyone was buried...even Mallory! Emma was awesome with Mallory...it was great having so many people there to play with her! She finally started walking really well while we were there also. The day before we left we did a trip out on the water to see the dolphins. The boat went behind a shrimp boat where all of the dolphins like to jump around and eat the fish. We saw about 5 of them I think and Pierce thought that was really cool. Even more cool was that the shrimp boat (which partners with the dolphin boat) was able to toss us over a bag of what they pulled up in there nets. We all got to see some of the extras that they pull up like baby sharks, rays, sea stars and sand dollars. For the low price of 10 bucks you could pick one of these things to have preserved in a jar...so now Pierce is the proud owner of a sting ray in a jar that he thinks is Mr Ray from Finding Nemo. Our time share in Western North Carolina is so much cooler then we ever thought it would be. The condo (or Avacado to Pierce...remember he called it that at disney?) is a great size and the resort itself is beautiful. The views of the lake and the mountains were so pretty. The weather did not cooperate while we were there so we only got to swim in the indoor pool but we did check out the lake and the outdoor pool area and lazy river. So next year we will probably spend the week there. That is pretty much the short story of the trip (was that short?) We really missed Aunt Gina and Uncle Dave because it was fun to have (almost) the entire Onesto clan there together. This weekend Pierce and I are off again for a mini trip with my parents to go camping. Im sure there will be a story to tell there as well. **check out 2 new videos...Mallory walking and Pierce riding the mechanical bull at Barefoot Landing.