Just got word that our buddies is hurtin’. Facing total disaster for certain.

Hi hey hello,

I hope you all had a spectacular weekend! I sure did! Friday, I babysat, as usual, then ate a yummy Chinese takeout dinner. Saturday was Vlad’s birthday party, happy birthday him! We had a bunch of friends over and swam, at yummy food and Publix cake, and had a generally fun time! Sunday was so unbelievably awesome.

We went scalloping Sunday. We left around 10 ish and were out on the ocean by probably 11. It was so amazing. If you haven’t ever been, I cannot even describe the feeling. It is so peaceful and calm, but at the same time so thrilling. As Kate once put it, “It’s like an Easter egg hunt!” I had never been before, so it was especially cool. We are already planning another trip to go out! We brought home the scallops and while my mom and brother shelled them and while my dad and other brother cleaned the boat, Hannah and I went back up to the marina because my parents forgot a rather important basket. We had to drive 40 minutes there and 40 minutes back. When you’re already tired from scalloping all day, an hour and 20 minute drive seems very long, luckily we got Starbucks to make up for it!

My mom made an amazing pasta dish with the scallops, it was so good I didn’t even get a picture of it. I seriously ate that stuff in like 2 seconds. Okay, that’s a little bit of an overstatement, but you get the point. IT WAS WONDERFUL.

Also, today is Vlad’s birthday, so all you people should send him birthday thoughts, and if you are friends with him on FB, tell him happy birthday! He’s the big 1-4. That is crazy.

Anyway, have a good Monday!

Have any of you been scalloping? Love it? Hate it?

Title Lyrics: Brooklyn’s Here – Newsies: Original Broadway Cast 



2 thoughts on “Just got word that our buddies is hurtin’. Facing total disaster for certain.

  1. Susan says:

    Elizabeth — what a lovely story — so glad you had a good time!! I have been scalloping many, many times. When I was growing up, we took the boat to Dog Island Reef at low tide, walked around the flats in old tennis shoes, and picked them up by the bucket full. We also used nets in one to two feet of water. I was in my thirties when I discovered folks actually snorkled for them!! At any rate, can’t beat fresh, bay scallops — they are the best!

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