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!


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



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

In the water 2In the water

In the water 4


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

brownie makers


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

Ghost crab


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

Lighthouse putt


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



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

Good neighbors


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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