Sunday, June 26, 2011

~~~ Part One, Our OBX Vacation!!!~~~

Hi everyone! We are BACK! We just spent a week at OBX, (the Outer Banks of N.C.). We had a wonderful vacation! We go with our best friends and their entire family, there were 23 of us!!!! It is a GREAT time and I will share pictures probably all this week! So please come back!!!! We organize this trip this way: each day one family is "Captain of the day" and you are responsible for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner for the ONE day!!!! It is fabulous! For our day we decided to do a tribute to Joe's Dad who passed away this past March. So, here is a little sampling of our day. Unfortunately, I never got pictures of our FOOD, since we were so busy cooking and serving BUT, it was VERY well received by all!!!! You will see on the board what all we did. Hope you enjoy this little recap of the day. Click on any picture to enlarge!!!
 Here is the menu board and I got shots of each section for you.
 Making crepes for 24 people is no easy task, let me tell you. My wonderful hubby was the chef for these and I kept them going into the oven to keep warm. We served them with 4-5 different jellies and powdered sugar, then you roll them up and cut in half. The kids loved that!
 Lunch was yummy too. This year was a pretty easy year, cooking!
 "Slimey" is a nickname of one of the Mom's from when she was a child. Fortunately, it didn't stick:):):) She is a gorgeous, wonderful Mom now!!!!
 This is Joe's Dad and my WONDERFUL Father-in-law. We miss him alot. He was a pilot first in the Army Air Corp, played semi pro baseball and football, then joined an airline to pilot for many years. He retired a Captain and flew 747's.

 The plane in this picture is the P38 Lightening that he flew in the war.

 LOVE this one!

 This is how I will always remember him. What a GREAT Father!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 Always FUN!

 This was the day of his last flight. We all went to NYC to meet his plane. It was a FREEZING cold day (40 below with the wind chill). But we got him to pose IN the engine!!!!!!!!!! How cool is that!!!????
He was a great artist too! He made the Hi sign and the bells from styrofoam!

 A family picture of he and Mom, my Joe on the left, his brother and sister.

 Loved to be the life of the PARTY!!!!!

 He LOVED Mom. This is such a great picture!!!!!!
I hope you have enjoyed this. I will post alot more pictures to come:) I am going to join in with Yvonne at Stone Gable for her NEW weekly party called What's on the Menu!!!!! Please go visit her, it will be up at 9PM tonight.  It should be a GREAT party!!!!!!! XO, Pinky


  1. Love the pics Pinky. I hear the outer banks are so much fun. We have never been and we are NOT that far either. I guess we never go to that side. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Such wonderful tribute to your dear dad...I too had a great dad and I still miss him and wish I could talk to him! snif! The outer banks sound awesome and all the people you went with, so much fun!! Thanks for sharing. Have a nice Sunday Pinky, FABBY

  3. Pinky,
    You are such a creative lady! I adore the photos of Joe! He certainly looked as if he knew how to live life to its fullest! This is going to be the BEST entry in On The Menu get my vote...hands down!Family, food, doesn't get any better than this!

  4. What wonderful family photos. Thank you for sharing such a lovely story. Coming over from Yvonne's place, so nice to meet you. xx's

  5. How fun Pinky! Your menu sounds great (I'd love the Gawumpki!) and the pics have me grinning from ear to ear:@)

  6. What a wonderful collection of photos! I love the one of him in his flight gear~ what a handsome fella he was!

    I haven't been to the Outer Banks in years. My hubby goes in the fall & spring on a fishing trip. Love the menu board idea so everyone knows what to expect for lunch & dinner :-)

  7. HI Pinky, your menu sounds delicious! I love gwumpkis! My mom makes the best ones--I think I need to learn too. We used to go to the Outer Banks every summer when the kids were little. We always rented a house on the beach with our excellent friends. Sometimes the hurricanes would come and we would leave, but usually the weather was perfect. The horses used to stand in the garage under the house! Oh, I loved going there, but when the kids got bigger we were afraid to let them swim alone with the undertow, so we started going to Cape Cod more often. I would love to go back to the Outer Banks!! Linda

  8. OOO, I love this post. Perfect!!
    Love the menu and all the photos are just priceless.
    xo bj

  9. Pinky, this sounds like so much fun. Wish we had a big vacation like that with friends and family. We used to go to Long Beach, NC when I was a kid.

  10. What a sweet post! You are a girl after my own heart. A menu board on vacation...PERFECT! {visiting from Stonegable!}

  11. Oh Pinky what a wonderful tribute to your beloved father-in-law! And what a great idea to plan a menu around!The pictures are wonderful treasures, I'm sure! I love your choice of food. Golabki (I say Halupki) is a winner of a meal! When I see you next time we will have to compare recipes!
    I'm so happy you had a great time, but am happy you are back.
    Thank you for participating in ON THE MENU MONDAY... and being such a wonderful friend!
    xo Yvonne

  12. Oh I simply had to comment on this post. Your photos and words about your father-in-law brought a tear to my eye. What a lovely tribute and what a meaningful life he led!
    Your post reminded me of all the summer weeks we spent at Nags Head when our children were little. I admire your organization with that blackboard menu and every day's meals planned so thoroughly. I hope you all share the cooking duties! :)
    Thanks for sharing!


  13. oh.. so nice post.)
    Love your blog.))

    I now spend a survey of bloggers with such questions.
    1. Why did you create a blog?
    2. For whom you taking him? Want to be popular?
    3. How long will it keep going?

  14. What a great tribute to your FIL. I love the last picture of he and his wife!! True Love!!

  15. What awesome pictures! He sounds like a great man. Don't you love vacations with huge groups of friends? Sooo fun!

  16. I tried to comment earlier and blogger wouldn't let me!
    What a wonderful story! He seems like a great man.
    The vacation sounds like fun too!

    About the tree, a few years ago a branch came down at a day camp and killed a child. Freak accident but it makes you worry!


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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