Pure Joy!

@DianneN (87644)
United States
February 4, 2017 11:39am CST
Everyone is doing their own thing right now, so I am going to relax on myLot for a while. We have guests for the weekend. Our nephew from New York City and his girlfriend from Los Angeles. My brother, my newphew's dad, has a long time friend staying with him at his condo for the weekend. We all met up for breakfast at the Dune Deck Cafe, our favorite place for breakfast on the Atlantic Ocean. We took a long walk on the beach afterward. The weather has been perfect. It's so wonderful being with family so far from home. It's pure joy!
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• United States
4 Feb 17
Picture perfect and with that view too! The weather is looking nice there.
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
4 Feb 17
This season has been awesome compared to last year. Thank you!
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• United States
4 Feb 17
@DianneN Yes! Looks like it & glad you're having a blast :)
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@Corbin5 (119301)
• United States
4 Feb 17
So good to hear that all are having such a good time and that the weather is beautiful!!!
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
4 Feb 17
The weather is the reason they're here. Not us. Lol!
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@Corbin5 (119301)
• United States
4 Feb 17
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• United States
4 Feb 17
@DianneN I bet you had something to do with it along with the weather
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@LadyDuck (182239)
• Switzerland
5 Feb 17
It's pure joy and it shows in this photo. Enjoy your Sunday.
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
5 Feb 17
Thank you! Same to you! I've been spending half the morning repeatedly watching my granddaughter's skating video. I need a life. Lol!
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@LadyDuck (182239)
• Switzerland
5 Feb 17
@DianneN It's another terrible day here, it rains, it's cold, I am spending some time playing Backgammon with my husband.
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
5 Feb 17
@LadyDuck At least your are indoors and enjoying a nice game of Backgammon with your husband. Mine is reading at the pool. I'm spending most of my day in the bathroom it seems.
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@just4him (128539)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Feb 17
I'm sure you're all having a good time together. So let me have a little fun with your post So the Dune Deck Cafe is ON the Atlantic Ocean. Must be a bit wet, I would imagine. Have a great weekend
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
6 Feb 17
At least it wasn't IN the Atlantic Ocean!
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@just4him (128539)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Feb 17
@DianneN That's a relief. Here I thought you had to swim out to it
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@nomus24g (25137)
• India
4 Feb 17
that must be awesome fun....
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
4 Feb 17
It sure is!
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• Midland, Michigan
11 Feb 17
I like spending time with family near and far too, but we don't have any beaches nearby to hang out at. Didn't your husband have back surgery last fall sometime? Has he healed up totally from that by now?
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
11 Feb 17
Neck surgery. He is still receiving therapy three times a week from his surgery on August 25. Just a little progress.
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• Midland, Michigan
11 Feb 17
@DianneN I hope that he's no longer in the same type of pain he had back then?
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
12 Feb 17
@MarshaMusselman No. He really never had pain.
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@moffittjc (46125)
• Gainesville, Florida
5 Feb 17
I'm so jealous of you getting to eat at the Dune Deck! I've spent many a day there enjoying a great meal and wonderful views!
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
6 Feb 17
Time to return!!!!!
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@moffittjc (46125)
• Gainesville, Florida
10 Feb 17
@DianneN I agree! It's been too long. I really, really need to come visit. I just wish I had a free weekend coming up soon that would allow me to break free and come visit!
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
10 Feb 17
@moffittjc Most of my weekends are booked. Looks like you'll have to come to CT or wait until next year.
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@shaggin (38485)
• United States
8 Feb 17
What a nice family photo. Looks like a gorgeous day. I haven't been outside at all today but the weather app says it is 40 degrees out and has a winter storm warning starting at midnight tonight through Thursday. Yuck
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
8 Feb 17
My son told us it was 69 today, but the store will arrive tomorrow. I still receive texts from when I taught school. All schools are already cancelled. Stay safe and warm!
@shaggin (38485)
• United States
9 Feb 17
@DianneN You are getting a storm there tomorrow?
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
9 Feb 17
@shaggin Sorry. Not here. In Connecticut.
@much2say (40461)
• United States
6 Feb 17
That shirt that your nephew (I think) is wearing caught my eye - ADULT-ISH . Oh wow you guys are totally in summer attire - how nice is that! Life is good out there .
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@much2say (40461)
• United States
6 Feb 17
@DianneN I can think of a lot of people who could use that shirt . When do you decide when to go back to CT? Do you plan for a certain date or do you just play it by ear (keeping an eye on the weather back home)?
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
6 Feb 17
@much2say We have tickets already to fly back April 5. My hubs has to meet with our accountant to prepare for taxes. We used to leave here April 1st and take our time driving home with mini vacations in Savannah, Charleston, etc. for 2-3 days. I'd love to stay here until May 1, but he won't give me more than 4 months.
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@much2say (40461)
• United States
7 Feb 17
@DianneN Oh yes, I do remember you made a journey of it on your way back home! Ah, but you're flying back this time. But you still have a good 2 months to enjoy FL!!
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@silvermist (20114)
• India
5 Feb 17
@DianneN That is a beautiful photo of all of you with the Ocean behind you.Glad to know you are enjoying your time.
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
6 Feb 17
Thank you! Fun can be quite exhausting.
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@silvermist (20114)
• India
7 Feb 17
@DianneN So,feeling a bit tired?
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
8 Feb 17
@silvermist Not anymore. Back to my old self. Thanks for asking!
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@katsmeow1213 (29044)
• United States
4 Feb 17
I love your nephew's t-shirt! I'm so jealous right now.. as I sit here freezing my fingers off!
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
4 Feb 17
His girlfriend had it made up for him. It fits him to a T. Lol!
• United States
4 Feb 17
@DianneN It's perfect.. they should sell it in stores, they'd sell thousands!
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
4 Feb 17
@katsmeow1213 Let's go into business!
@Gillygirl (17603)
• Sutton, England
4 Feb 17
You all look as though you are having a joyful time in the photo Dianne. The view is stunning.
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
4 Feb 17
Thank you! I would love to live here forever, but that's not gonna happen.
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@Gillygirl (17603)
• Sutton, England
4 Feb 17
@DianneN At least you appreciate the vacations each time round.
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
4 Feb 17
@Gillygirl Actually, I don't consider this a vacation. It is still home with all the work having a home entails. Lol!
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@cacay1 (33199)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Feb 17
All lovely people , have a nice bonding with them.
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
6 Feb 17
Thank you! We have so much fun whenever we are together.
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@cacay1 (33199)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
6 Feb 17
@DianneN Yeah true that is why I like to travel with friends next week to Hongkong just 4 days. I want to give myself a break.
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
6 Feb 17
@cacay1 I loved Hong Kong, but it's much further for me than you. You deserve a break. Have fun and take pics for me!
@TRBRocks420 (84350)
• Banks, Oregon
4 Feb 17
Glad to hear you all had a great day.
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
4 Feb 17
Thanks! More fun to come, but I'm drained!
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@TRBRocks420 (84350)
• Banks, Oregon
4 Feb 17
@DianneN I am just starting to wake up here lol.
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
4 Feb 17
@TRBRocks420 Oh, shut up!
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@BelleStarr (39724)
• United States
4 Feb 17
I really wish more of our friends and family were able to visit with us but maybe someday!!
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
4 Feb 17
I am sure you miss yours as much as I miss mine.
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@BelleStarr (39724)
• United States
4 Feb 17
@DianneN Yes and no amount of phone time can make up for it.
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
4 Feb 17
@BelleStarr It's the next best thing. No phone calls would be worse! Lol
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@1hopefulman (33555)
• Canada
4 Feb 17
No winter coats and boots? That's a nice spot. Glad you're having fun!
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
4 Feb 17
! I enjoy having fun, but I've been eating way too much. Not a good thing!
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@1hopefulman (33555)
• Canada
5 Feb 17
@DianneN My father would eat and then stop, even if there was still food on his plate. I never understood how he could do that. I always have to fight to stop eating.
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
6 Feb 17
@1hopefulman My dad ate vast quantities of food, and yet he remained skinny his entire life. I'm with you on that one!
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@SIMPLYD (84599)
• Philippines
7 Feb 17
The picture cannot deny the enjoyment all of you were feeling of being together.
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
7 Feb 17
Thank you! We always have fun when we are together.
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@SIMPLYD (84599)
• Philippines
8 Feb 17
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@velvet53 (17706)
• Palisade, Colorado
6 Feb 17
Family is special and I believe in spending as much time with them as I can. I am glad that you had a good time
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
6 Feb 17
Thank you. I miss our own sons and grandchildren terribly.
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@velvet53 (17706)
• Palisade, Colorado
10 Feb 17
@DianneN It is hard. I remember when I lived away from my family. It wasn't easy.
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@syeow1 (5064)
• India
5 Feb 17
Oh great enjoy your weekend.Anyway your newpew have good choice.
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
6 Feb 17
Thank you! I will tell him you said so. Lol!
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@syeow1 (5064)
• India
6 Feb 17
@DianneN hahaha.Oh great.
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@DWDavis (15039)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
5 Feb 17
I'm glad you enjoyed your Saturday. I look forward to the weather here getting and staying warm so we can start camping again. My favorite place for breakfast is under the awning outside our camper.
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@DianneN (87644)
• United States
6 Feb 17
I'm sure you can't wait to start camping again. Soon!
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@DWDavis (15039)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
7 Feb 17
@DianneN Our first trip of the new season is only a month away. We're itching to go.
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