Monday, November 5, 2007

Noel and No Net

No, we're not doing Christmas early. We made our way to the Outer Banks just before Noel. The Knight's brother called about an hour after we had settled in to confirm that we made it across before the bridge closed, as he lives near the shore on the Virginia side. This is what it looked like, out of our front porch windows when we arrived. Friday night was rough, and Saturday left us with several spots on our street where the Atlantic wandered across the road, but it was quite passable in 4 wheel drive vehicles. So, we had no internet service until just a few minutes ago. I'm proud to announce that the Knight discovered the returned connectivity to life as we know it, while I was busy doing the toe increases on sock #2 of his Fred Socks. (That's another post for another day.)


Today was the first day really fit for beach walking, so the Prince (aka: Mugsy) got to meet the Atlantic. He loved it! It was still in the 50s, so we had to drag him home much sooner than he wanted, but keep in mind he's 12, and doesn't have a wet suit. We had planned to take him back this afternoon, but after our lunchtime adventures, including a Mugsy shopping trip at Salty Paws, he was sleeping rather soundly. We're here until Thursday, so we'll pace him a bit.


I wish I had close-ups, but the little nut stayed at a trot or faster, so the shots I did get were all but gifts. One of the many reasons for off-season beach vacations is that Mugsy can ride everywhere with us. Saturday was still exceptionally windy, so we stayed pretty close to home. Yesterday, we rode to Duck, because the Knight had never been. I'd never been off-season, so after discovering everything I loved was rather shut down, we headed back. I'm gloating, but Knitting Addiction is ALMOST within walking distance from our house. If Mugsy was younger and my back was better... It's closed Sunday and Monday, but the sweet Knight tried to take me there today. We did hit the scrapbook store, but my sister might be reading, so shhhh... (She has birthday and Christmas coming!)
We drove to Roanoke Island today, but without the internet, we couldn't find the yarn shop there. I don't know if we'll get back there or not before Thursday, but there's always next time. The Knight and the Prince love it here too, so we'll be back again soon, and often.
Assuming the wireless holds, I'll blog about the knitting that has happened tomorrow. Right now, I need to get back to sock #2. The Knight looks pretty silly in one Fred sock and one white cotton footie.

9 comments:

NH Knitting Mama said...

Glad you're okay! I thought of you, and wondered if Noel had hit where you were.

Hope to hear more about your trip.

Sue J. said...

So glad you made it through Noel just fine and that you are having a relaxing, enjoyable time. Mugsy looks so cute in the ocean. Can't wait to see the knitting.

Nichole said...

Cute pics!!!
Can't wait to see the Fred socks!

Robin said...

Mugsy looks like he's not so sure about the water "coming at him"! Good to hear you are safe and sound! Have a great trip!

Anita said...

Mugsy looks to be having a great time!! Hope you guys are too, the bad thing about the beach off-season...so many things closed...

Virtuous said...

Hate the weather was nasty when you 1st got to the beach, but that you still had a good trip.

Dang! Hate you couldn't get to Knitting Addiction....how are they closed on a freakin Monday! Oh well!

Glad you are back!

Bubblesknits said...

Mugsy looks precious trotting down the beach!

I love a good storm, especially when the lights go out. Although, I've never weathered (har) a hurricane on the coast.

I had to do a double take when I read "2nd sock". I can't wait to see them!

Devonshire said...

Mugsy looks like he had a hell of a good time running through the water and on the sand. Glad to hear that you made it safely to and from. Looking forward to seeing your socks....or rather Mark's. ;-D

vegasangelbrat said...

Oh he's having a blast...I know he's enjoying enough to share with me :) Come here boy, let me smell those paws...lol