Beachaikus: Part 1

Trying to write about a two week vacation in one blog post feels kind of like trying to summarize an entire set of Britannica Encyclopedias into a five minute Powerpoint presentation.  (Slide 1! Aardvarks: nocturnal, native to Africa! Slide 2! Malaysia: country in Southeast Asia! Slide 3! Zygoptera: insect also called Damselfly! Slide 4! The End!) I mean, first of all, Noah got IN the water, a fact which deserves its very own post, but if I gave that as much time as it deserved I wouldn’t have time to tell you about the dolphin sex, or the giant roach on my lap, or the alligator I hit with my kayak oar, or the rainstorm on the beach, or the ghost crab I pimp slapped, or how much sand Rosie can ingest in five minutes flat.  Therefore, I am splitting it into two and will do a brief rundown of Week 1 today and will continue with Week 2 later.   (Flickr photos are updated through Week 1, Week 2 pics will be posted at the same time as that post.)

Also, it will be entirely in haiku form. Ready? Ok!

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Rosie saw the sea
For the first time, and her face
Said it all: DADGUM.

Whoa

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Last year the closest
He got was ten feet from shore.
Miracles happen.

In the water 2In the water

In the water 4

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Brownies are a must
On vacation but make sure
You reserve a spoon.

brownie makers

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Get near my baby
Again and I will knock you
Into next Tuesday.

Ghost crab

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‘Twas love at first sight
The fateful day Noah met
That grand game: Putt-Putt.

Lighthouse putt

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Unyielding they dug,
Each hoping to be the first
One to glimpse China.

Holes

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There’s only one word
To describe this motley crew
And it’s Family.

Good neighbors

4 comments

1 Leigh Ann { 07.20.09 at 1:07 pm }

i still wish i had been there to see you bitch slap the crap!

2 Leigh Ann { 07.20.09 at 1:13 pm }

i just realized in the photo of the crab (not the crap) that it is sitting in between our beach bag and josh’s float suit. i had this vision that it never really got away but is hiding in our beach bag and will show it’s ugly face the next time i stick my hand in there to get something!

3 Allen { 07.21.09 at 3:18 pm }

Tell Noah putt-putt is my FAVORITE and I’m always looking for a willing partner in miniature crime.

4 Leo { 07.23.09 at 2:21 pm }

I love the haikus. What a great way to chronicle vacation!

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