away for the weekend: our world tuesday - boatin' in bawlmer

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

our world tuesday - boatin' in bawlmer

Wow - it feels like ages since my last post.
I don't know, it seems as though all I've felt like doing lately is playing couch potato.
Maybe it's the heat...

Today, I'm going to switch things up a bit
- and take you to the nautical setting of the Chesapeake Bay.
Nope - no barns here...

Last week, my brother-in-law and his beautiful wife hosted a family get-together
on their boat -
where their laid-back, fun-loving style welcomes you the moment you step aboard.

Yep - no kidding!
We enjoyed evenings of laughter and sea breezes

soaking up some sunshine

4th of July fireworks

and as it was Independence Day,
we greeted the Francis Scott Key buoy with a rousing chorus of our national anthem

- although I was more occupied with trying to take not-too-blurry photos on a rocking boat.
Have I mentioned that I totally lack "sea legs"?
These birds seemed completely unappreciative of our musical abilities.

And then, of course, no trip to Maryland is complete without a crab dinner by the shore.

I'm even getting pretty good at picking them
- but I may need some work on my facial expressions - ewwwww

One of the many benefits of being the photographer - no posing
but I'd say my family is looking pretty happy after all that crab picking.

And to my family who asked whether I could post about our get-together
Well - yes I can - even without any barn photos :-)

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!


  1. Good for you to have time away. You took some great photos, sea legs or not. I do good on cruise ships but not on smaller boats.

  2. Karen - Your might be turning into me! Not only did I once have a house in VT, but I spent several years on the Chesapeake Bay - we'd "drive" our boat to Inner Harbor from our condo in Havre de Grace. We still have friends in MD who visit us here in CO. Good times! It looks like you had quite the family reunion. Thanks for the MD memories.

  3. what a happy, sun-loving bunch! yum on the crabs, too! :)

  4. Oh I can see why everyone is smiling I did not even notice no barns:) Great shots. B

  5. OH what a fun, fun time you had. Love the flag picture and I especially like those yellow sunglasses on that fella in the blue shirt. He is stylin' Great shots....I ship you knot....giggle!!

  6. What a happy group of people! Glad you enjoyed your trip. You got some great photos, sea legs or not. I love the one with the flag--there's so much in it!

  7. Fun times- and what a special 4th memory for you!

  8. Karen, what a fun-filled 4th weekend - love the photos and the life preserver...LOL

  9. Wow! I enjoyed my visit to your part of the world...

  10. Karen looks like you had a fun time . Great family photo !

  11. BEAUTIFUL photos and family, what a fabulous weekend..

  12. Once the couch potato gets up and about she sure does have fun.

  13. Beautiful pictures. So glad you all could enjoy time together.

  14. Wow I would love to take a dip in that water in this hot weather of late! Lovely shots my friend and it's good to see a post from you :-)

  15. Gosh darnit -- yer 4th looks so much more fun! Can I come next year? :)


  16. What a wonderful way to spend the 4th weekend...on the water and with family!

  17. ooohhhh what a great time for your beautiful family!! good times, on the water, with great food, can't be beat!!

  18. That looks like such a fun time! I love the name of the boat - too funny! I'm glad you enjoyed your fourth :)

  19. Wow, for fun! Glad you had a wonderful 4th with Family and Friends. I really like the 1st picture, Karen.

    Ranch Wife Robyn

  20. What a great day out on the boat, thank you for sharing it with us.:)

  21. What a wonderful time with such a beautiful family!

  22. This looks like the quintessential 4th of July celebration. What fun! I love the photo of the flag with the harbor behind. So perfectly, well... American!!

  23. Beautiful photos! Seems u all had a great fun time with families... Cheers! :)


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