Monday, July 9, 2012
Derecho Strikes - July 2012
I think Joe and I could have handled it, since we were used to camping, but it was really hard on our little baby girl. Even Jack was managing well. Then one day as we were headed to the lake, we made a quick decision to pack up and get out. With the kids still asleep in the car, we quickly grabbed what we thought we would need for a week at my grandparents house. I had to pack dirty laundry, since we couldn't clean anything, and then we also packed up for beach trips, since they live right next to the ocean!
Overall, it was a great trip and I am so glad that we were able to get away to see our family. The power came back on a few days before we got home and we are so glad too, since it is still quite hot outside. Below are the pictures from our impromptu trip! So thank you derecho for allowing us to get to the beach this year!
We were able to see the parade and fireworks in Southport, NC (home of the largest 4th of July festival in NC). They were filming a Nicholas Sparks movie so scenes from the parade are going to be in it and there was a camera crew that filmed us cheering. I doubt we will make it in the movie, but oh well! Jack was in heaven during the parade. Actually he had a serious look of concentration on his face the whole time. It must have been due to the fact that there were fire trucks, motorcycles, horses, and boats, which are all his favorites as of right now.