Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What's the Word Wednesday: Grillin' & Chillin'

Editor's Note: Another in the series of Guest Posts from Ella Numera Una. She & 3 college galfriends are on Spring Break in FLA. Ella writes today about the Fine Arts of Grillin' & Chillin'.

Days numero dos y tres (it's like 2 and a half, but I don't know how to say "half "in Spanish)...

We beached it again all day today, from about 10 a.m. til 4 p.m. It was sunny and warm the first half, and when we came back from lunch, a little overcast. We fixed that with naps in our condo and some bad TV. Then we became ambitious and decided we wanted to grill out for dinner.

Realizing none of us had ever lit a charcoal grill before, we called for reinforcements. First Mom, then the house, neither of which answered. Then Dad, who was in class but helped us anyway. Then Mom, again. Finally, we got it figured out.

We grilled burgers and enjoyed the cooler weather out on our back "patio," more like a concrete square. Overall, a decent success. And burgers and a good Spotted Cow (a microbrew from the Upper Midwest) was delish. Of course, we purchased beer at home before venturing out, because of the more delicious selection and no alcohol tax. Basically, we're thinkers.

Tomorrow we're thinking about asking the boys near us who dug a beer pong "court" in the sand (two giant holes about 6 feet apart with smooth sand between them) if we can get a game in.

So far, a pretty interesting vay-cay. A great mix of people...families, geriatrics, and everyone in between. M made friends with the 2-year-old whose blanket was by us as well as some elderly folks on her morning runs. T has made friends with the college crowd...the drunk boys like her "curves"...on our beach walks. E looks like a tomato (she prefers strawberry) and I'm convincing my Midwestern friends to go swimming in the ocean.

In the snap above, I'm basically trying to act like Daddy when he's Grillin' & Chillin'. Sweet!

10 comments:

Noah's Mommy said...

Stopping by with some SITS love...and I'm so jealous.....

Eudae-Mamia said...

Heaven!!

Ah, to be in college again.

Lynda said...

From Texas and can't light a charcoal grill?? What am I going to do with you??

Ashley said...

I both love and hate you for this serious. Why can't we be there??

By the way - I'm totally stealing this idea for a sand beer pong table during my next trip... which just so happens to be a bachelorette party trip. Hmmmm.... that could be interesting. Haha!

Tell your daughter thanks for the idea and to have a few for us!

Susie said...

Too much fun!

Tara R. said...

Grillin' and beachin' ~ great way to vay-cay! Glad the chickas are having a good time.

LadyStyx said...

Cant wait til it warms up a bit more here. I'll be sending the hubby out to BBQ on his days off.

Blog Stalker said...

So far, sounds like my kind of vacation. Laid back and relaxing....too many times a vacation is all about cramming a bunch of things in that "have" to get done.

Have a great day!

Clix said...

Perhaps (not sure about this) it's dos y media?

Marrdy said...

Geriatrics?? I hope those old folks really are old, maybe 90? I hope she talks her friends into getting in the ocean. What is a trip to Florida without experiencing the ocean?

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