A Picture While You Wait

I’m still mulling around exactly what I want to say about Friends for Life. And how. Overall the experience matched the hype and our vacation was fantastic but there are some other points of interest that I need to work through before presenting them here. For now, here’s a brief photo montage of our adventures. I took a whole mess of pictures in the Exhibit Hall but they are being reserved for ‘other projects’.

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The Paradox of Travel

Dayle and I spent the past few days driving to Tennessee, Alabama and back. I feel like I’ve developed a good routine for packing, diabetically speaking. Travelling with my diabetes management tools requires high level inventory managment skills. Insulin pen needles, test strips, insulin pens, a new Dexcom sensor – given the constant variability of diabetes, estimating the amount of insulin needed for a handful of days is never easy.

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More Fun in Alabama

Yesterday Dayle and I drove over to hang out with Holly and her husband to catch up on chili recipes, Holly’s pregnancy and something called Cat Yodelling (which started with this video). We also recorded an episode of Just Talking, which will be posted next week. It will be a great way to start the new year.

Also at the Ramey’s was this thing called Indoor S’mores. Make sure you have plenty of insulin on hand – you will certainly need it. But boy, oh boy was it good.

Indoor S'mores

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Legendary

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A “last meal” of sorts. Grotto Pizza is a staple of our week-long adventure at Rehoboth. Sure, you can buy the “take home” pizza or just the jars of their sauce and try to recreate the fun, but without the atmosphere of the beach you’re just eating pizza.

I really think there’s something in the air that makes this stuff taste so good.

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All You Can Eat

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Mickey’s Crab House in Bethany Beach. For a party of eight, the trays they were unloading on our table had somewhere between 2 and 3 dozen crabs. Three rounds of crabs, fried chicken and corn (the last two were included in the price) later we were spent.

Add in the company of family and friends and you have a recipe for a fantastic night at the beach.

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Rain Delay

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Obviously you never want it to rain during your vacation. It’s nice to want things.

Every year we designate one movie as our “beach movie” in case Mother Nature decides to pop in and say hello while we are lounging on the beach. This year’s selection was Captain America. It was awesome. If you see it be sure to stay through ALL of the credits.

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Monday Afternoon

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The super zoomed-out photo from our balcony illustrates how empty the beach is at 5:40 on a hazy, cloudy Monday. My parents, under the green umbrella in the fuzzy zoomed photo have been in that spot for roughly the past 10 hours. Staking their claim at sunrise just beyond the reach of high tide, they “refuse” to leave until everyone else around them does.

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