Life’s a Beach

@DianneN (125331)
United States
August 12, 2019 8:03am CST
Hi friends! We have been away the entire weekend with another couple to celebrate his birthday. We spent a day in Mystic Seaport where we shopped and had cocktails and appetizers. From there, we went to Waters Edge for dinner overlooking the water. We had dinner yesterday at a beautiful marina on the way home. The amazing part of our weekend away was that we stayed in a friend’s beach house free of charge. This friend’s husband was the founding partner in the law firm that our son is using for his divorce. I saw her the weekend before at a party when she offered my husband and me the keys. We left her two bottles of French champagne in her refrigerator and sent her a gift basket of goodies. Included in the basket was a gift certificate for a massage, facial, manicure, and pedicure at the spa at Waters Edge and a dining gift certificate as a huge thank you! What a fabulous and fun weekend getaway we had! How was yours? *Photo is my son’s from his vacation*
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@DocAndersen (6665)
12 Aug
i pulled weeds in the back yard does that count as exciting?
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
12 Aug
No. I pulled some early this morning when I took Doodles the cat out for his first walk.
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@LindaOHio (8499)
• United States
12 Aug
@DocAndersen Oh, Scott, that's a hoot! Your exciting weekend compares with mine...I did nothing.
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12 Aug
@LindaOHio you would have thought I threatened to kill the twins when we were weeding. Actually, I may have now that I think about it..
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@JohnRoberts (87781)
• Los Angeles, California
12 Aug
You mean you shopped! I think hubby stayed back and relaxed!
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
12 Aug
No, he carries the bags. So does my friend’s husband. lol
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@JohnRoberts (87781)
• Los Angeles, California
12 Aug
@DianneN Women! That's what they think husbands are good for lol!
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
12 Aug
@JohnRoberts That’s ALL they’re good for.
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@Tampa_girl7 (32556)
• United States
12 Aug
What a treat that must have been
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
12 Aug
Yes, it was!
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@Tampa_girl7 (32556)
• United States
12 Aug
@DianneN I'd love to stay in the beach.
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
12 Aug
@Tampa_girl7 The beach wasn’t as nice as those in Florida, but it still was spectacular!
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@Bensen32 (5796)
• United States
12 Aug
Wow, that sounds like a very nice weekend. I can't say my weekend was very exciting but hey I wasn't at work so that was good.
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
12 Aug
We did have a wonderful time and the weather was beautiful. Thank you! Glad you didn’t have to work, especially on a weekend!!!
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@Bensen32 (5796)
• United States
12 Aug
@DianneN always good when the weather is cooperating with your plans.
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
12 Aug
@Bensen32 Exactly. It would have been awful otherwise.
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@MALUSE (52880)
• Germany
12 Aug
What's the meaning of 'Life's a beach'? I don't know this saying.
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
12 Aug
It’s an expression meaning that something is fantastic or blissful.
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@MALUSE (52880)
• Germany
12 Aug
@DianneN I see. I agree. Life on the beach is something I like, too. Of course, the expression makes sense only to people who know beaches. Someone living high up in the mountains wouldn't understand it.
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
12 Aug
@MALUSE It may be used for any blissful event. Originally, it was to counteract the saying, “Life’s a b*tch” if you’ve heard that. lol
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@andriaperry (86393)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Aug
I did my usual. I have friends that will let me stay at their place too, yes close to the ocean but I have not went in a while. I am glad you have a wonderful time.
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
12 Aug
Thank you! That’s what friends do for each other.
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• United States
12 Aug
What a great way to spend the weekend. I'm sure your friends will appreciate all the goodies you left for them. I love the Mystic Seaport
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
12 Aug
Thank you! Yes, Mystic is awesome.
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@hostessman (11295)
• Tucson, Arizona
12 Aug
another beautiful story of a great time from the rich and the famous people of mylot//// lol/// sounds like a great time
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
12 Aug
Thanks!
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@DeborahDiane (27624)
• Laguna Woods, California
13 Aug
@DianneN - That sounds like a wonderful weekend and you were a thoughtful guest, leaving behind such nice gifts. I'm sure they were appreciated. I'm glad to see that you continue to enjoy your extended stays in Florida.
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
13 Aug
Thank you! I’m in Connecticut enjoying our beautiful summer weather.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Aug
@DianneN - Ahh! Yes, Connecticut has beautiful weather this time of year. This past weekend, our daughter who lives in Hastings-On-Hudson, New York took her teenage son down to visit our daughter in Delaware, as well as her husband and three kids. (The New York son-in-law stayed home). They all spent Saturday at a Delaware beach and had a wonderful time. The teenager was so sweet with the little kids, who are ages 6, 4 and 1. The baby hugged him so much when he was leaving, it warmed my heart to see the pictures!
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
13 Aug
@DeborahDiane It’s been an ideal summer on the East Coast. So glad you’re grandkids got together and had fun.
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@allknowing (84875)
• India
13 Aug
I am trying out a new recipe - egg patties. You can take Solitaire as I know you will leave behind great thank you gifts
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
13 Aug
Only if you leave the kitties there!
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@allknowing (84875)
• India
13 Aug
@DianneN You will not be happy with them as they do not like being cuddled. If you do not mind that they are all yours
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
13 Aug
@allknowing Doodles isn’t a cuddler, so I’m good. Just let me know where to find the European toilets.
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@LindaOHio (8499)
• United States
12 Aug
Well, first of all, it's fabulous to hear from you again. You've been missed. That sounds like a wonderful weekend with wonderful friends...and the beach house -- that's great! Had a boring weekend. Fabulous photo. Where was that again?
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
12 Aug
Aww, thank you! The beach house was right on the water and was gorgeous! That photo was taken in Banff, not too far from Vancouver.
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@LindaOHio (8499)
• United States
12 Aug
@DianneN Beautiful shot!
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
13 Aug
@LindaOHio I found out it’s in British Columbia. I know zilch about Canada except for where I’ve been.
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• Barquisimeto, Venezuela
13 Aug
My house full of people, a big party. We celebrated four birthdays of the month and two graduations. Tido in a single celebration.
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
13 Aug
That’s so exciting! I’m sure you had lots of fun.
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• Barquisimeto, Venezuela
13 Aug
@DianneN You are right. It was spectacular.
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
13 Aug
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@infatuatedbby (103022)
• United States
12 Aug
My weekend went by so quickly. I ran lots of errands for both days! and still not done Very generous of your friends to allow you to stay at their place and nice of you to send gifts as a thank you! Hope you have a wonderful day! + your sons photos he’s taken on his vacation are gorgeous!!
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
12 Aug
You seem to always be running errands! I think they were generous due to the fee they are charging our son, but it was still nice of her. Enjoy your day, too, and thank you!
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• United States
14 Aug
@DianneN Yes very generous. Yes, still settling in and doing some mini renovations to our front and backyard and groceries.
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
15 Aug
• Agra, India
13 Aug
Wow...the place looks mesmerizing.
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
13 Aug
Pretty, but I’m sure it was freezing! lol
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• Agra, India
13 Aug
@DianneN very true.
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@Hannihar (69428)
13 Aug
@DianneN I love the picture. I bet it was nice to stay at the beach house. Glad you had a nice weekend.
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
14 Aug
Thank you! We had a wonderful time.
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@Hannihar (69428)
14 Aug
@DianneN You are welcome and glad you did.
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@avi256 (4847)
• Pune, India
12 Aug
I wish I had such amazing weekend..hadnt had such from long time.
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
13 Aug
You will eventually. I’m retired now, so that makes things easier.
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@avi256 (4847)
• Pune, India
13 Aug
@DianneN Oh that's cool!!
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• United States
12 Aug
Wow, that is nice and that picture looks beautiful.
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
12 Aug
Thank you and thank you! Now I’m exhausted and good for nothing.
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• United States
13 Aug
@DianneN i bet, but that was a wonderful get away, I do believe you topped my weekend, lol
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@JustBhem (59874)
• Davao, Philippines
12 Aug
That was a nice photo.
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
12 Aug
Thank you!
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@JustBhem (59874)
• Davao, Philippines
12 Aug
You are welcome @DianneN
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@Nakitakona (11241)
12 Aug
That is wonderful place to stay with is the beach house.
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
12 Aug
The beach house was so large and beautiful! I won’t put any photos up here or on Facebook due to privacy.
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@Nakitakona (11241)
13 Aug
@DianneN No problem. At least you have already fiedscribe it to us.
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@Starkinds (8134)
• India
12 Aug
This is a lovely place I just love it
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@DianneN (125331)
• United States
12 Aug
He did, too. Thanks.
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@Starkinds (8134)
• India
12 Aug
@DianneN welcome
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