Monday, May 30, 2011

Westport on Memorial Day

The Old House
Beach path and a red hat.
Trap door in the lookout tower.
Window views from the tower.
Can you spot Ben?
Nothing better than an outdoor shower.
Zibby & Emily
Sara & Ben
The rafters.
Beach Barn Ping Pong.

Our neighbors graciously invited our family to join them at their beautiful beach house in Westport to celebrate Memorial Day. This home and farm land has been in their family for almost a century. Every bit of it was bursting with character. Every view, breathtaking.

I could write pages about today.

The way daughters clung to their fathers while dodging sparkling surf,

Purple lipped kids, hand in hand, flying over the tips of icy waves,

Playing Ping Pong in a dusty sun-streamed barn,

A treacherous lookout tower equipped with a trap door and views untouched by time.

Having my mom here makes these memories all the more treasured. I feel grateful for the hospitality of the Carney's, who blessed my loved ones with a day that will not soon be forgotten.

1 comment:

  1. i am so glad that your mama got to be there with you. What a treasure that place is, i love the rafters!