Thursday, May 29, 2008

OBX 2008




Duck Beach 2008 was the best Duck yet. I've been 3 times now, and each time I love it more. We left MD at 5 am on Saturday, and had good conversation the whole way down. Thanks, E., T., K., and A. The rest of Saturday was lounging on the beach - actually I was standing for most of the day because I kept seeing people I know. Turns out the meat market loses some of its unappealing marketness when you know (appropriately) more of the meat. Saturday night was a drum band party at V.'s house, and M & M and I had a little dance reunion, just like back in the B-Low C.




Sunday was church in Nags Head, with YSAs strewn throughout the building. M. gave a great talk. We had a healthy bocce ball tournament, and my team, Team Claire, dominated with 2 wins, one loss. The team that surprisingly beat us, Team Accuracy, only played twice, which is important to note. I ventured into the pool with M.C., and my skin hasn't even melted yet. I think we then squished the entire house into the hot tub.




Monday was all day on the beach. Several of us got up and witnessed the sunrise. It was indescribable, so I'll describe it like this: there were deep colors, vibrant colors, peace, and happiness. I played some soccer, tried to body surf, read my book, etc. Great day. Monday night was karaoke, which was as wild as sobriety can muster.




Tuesday and Wednesday were more of the beach, the lighthouse, Blizzards at DQ, movies, pool, hot tub, good conversations, etc. It was great, and I was sad to leave. I think my favorite part was sleeping outside on the deck. M. and S. joined me out there, and felt the goodness of the stars, orange moon, breeze, and sunlight at 6 am that woke us up. There is still much to report about the beach, but that's all I can think of now.

7 comments:

taylor and laney said...

everytime I read your blog, I am reminded that you are still and will probably remain one of my favorite people in the whole entire world.

micah e. said...

This is M. Duck beach was a blast. Remember how the speaker at church asked those of us who love Jesus to raise their hand and you didn't raise yours because you are stubborn and hate to participate? That was funny.

Gretchen said...

That's funny. I thought I would feature more prominently in this post too. ;-)

Joseph said...

Gretchen: touche

taylor and laney said...

so it sounds like you hate jesus.

Joseph said...

Laney: just because I didn't participate in an inappropriate activity doesn't mean I hate Jesus.

micah e. said...

Oh, and I just realized why I like the picture you posted of the group of us on the beach. Among other things (including the fact that I'm in it, excluding the fact that my legs look like toothpicks), I like that we all look like super heroes. Like with the power of bocce.