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Shertz Trip Report 7/19-27

By: shertz
7/19/2019 8:02 PM

Going to start my trip report since we always leave a day early and stay over in VB. A nice quiet ride down today with some construction on 113 but nothing crazy. Had a few raindrops as we crossed the CPBB tunnel. Went to eat at Surfside Restaurant. It had good reviews on Yelp and said it didn’t get very crowded. So perfect. And it was a really good choice. My wife and I have b-days next week so we got a free app and we had a 10% off coupon that was on their website. Owner was super friendly and service and food was top notch. Going to leave around 9 tomorrow and go straight to the beach. 105 heat index and 50’s ocean....will mean shrinkage for sure ????. So glad to be away from work for week!!!

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By: bstriping
7/19/2019 8:47 PM

It shrinks? Beer

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By: fredneckians
7/19/2019 9:23 PM

Since you are going to beat us down there by a few hours, can you turn the ocean heater on please. Just 70 would be fine. Thanks.

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By: MongOBX
7/20/2019 8:26 AM

a classic episode



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By: MongOBX
7/20/2019 11:46 AM

........and the much needed information.



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By: shertz
7/20/2019 4:46 PM

Left VB around 9 and made it to OBX around 11:30. Saw a pretty nasty wreck on 64 but other than that, a smooth ride till we hit the bridge. Grabbed lunch at Two Roads Tavern (pretty tasty) and then hit the beach. Sand was probably the hottest that I can ever remember and water was extremely cold. But you had to get in to keep cool. At 1:30, checked the phone and the house was ready (JL rocks!). Groceries were delivered but we were missing 4 items (one was a 32 pack of waters that apparently the store was out of...not good with this weather. Guess I have to drink more Beer ). Called them up and they are going to refund us for those items plus a $10 inconvenience fee. I like it. Hit the pool and getting ready to head to Jack Brown's for some dinner tonight. A nice start to the week.

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By: shertz
7/21/2019 8:37 AM

Saturday was a great day. Jack Brown's was good...got the Shocker burger and am paying for it this morning Angry smiley . A tad spicy. Went to Food Lion after dinner to grab the remaining groceries. Had 2 full registers open and 5 25-or-less registers open Confused smiley . Now I worked for Kroger (manufacturing, not retail but I still understand the retail side) and having customers 6 deep in line is a no-no. Nonetheless, we got out of there and hit the pool for some late night swimming (10pm is late, right?). It was still 88 degrees outside..crazy..

Moving Theme night to Thursday night since weather looks more appropriate. Planning on being outside by 7pm. We have some cool meal themes as well.

Sunrise from this morning.



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By: SeaRider
7/21/2019 3:31 PM

Enjoy it brother!! Feels like 110 out here in Va. Have a few beers for me on the beach. Cheers

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By: shertz
7/22/2019 6:28 AM

Sunday- Hit the beach around 9am and could tell it was going to be a hot one. Winds were strong out of the west so cold ocean (64 degrees) and plenty of biting flies. Got in quite a bit and ocean was really clear. Guy next to us was catching crabs in a net and caught some big ones. he showed me Some of the females that were pregnant and ready to offload the newborns before he sent them back.
Hit Hurricane Moe’s for lunch and it was pretty packed. Grilled dinner and went the Kill Devil Custard for a little late night snack (it is National IC Day). That place was insanely packed. Our friend’s daughters arrived around 10pm after a 7 hour drive from home. My son is heading to OCMD today with his friends. Spending time with Mom/Dad or with his friends....well, we didn’t win out. Going to be another hot one today.
Sunrise Monday morning with a dragonfly on the right.



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By: shertz
7/22/2019 6:30 AM

Ready to get them biting flies. Killed half a dozen.



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By: shertz
7/22/2019 6:33 AM

Life guard info



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By: shertz
7/22/2019 6:35 AM

Turtle patrol was out



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By: rja3280
7/22/2019 7:35 AM

Excellent start! Have fun and I think that we are all looking forward to Thursday's pics.

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By: W&M OBX
7/22/2019 9:05 AM

For the biting flies, try NoNatz spray. They usually have them by the registers at Ace Hardware. About the only thing we've found that works.

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By: Gettysburg Lady
7/22/2019 9:12 AM

Sorry about those damn flies! We have spent several miserable days with them over the years. When the wind changes direction they should disappear from the beach. Sounds like your vacation is off to a good start. One more day of heat here, so relief is on the way. Keep us posted on your adventures. By the way, how did you get vacation over National Ice Cream day?

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By: J4yDubs
7/22/2019 9:25 AM

Always love your reports. Love your theme day. I'd never get my group to do that. Bonus points if you can get JimmyZ in a pic! Laughing smiley

John

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By: shertz
7/22/2019 10:24 AM

Sorry about those damn flies! We have spent several miserable days with them over the years. When the wind changes direction they should disappear from the beach. Sounds like your vacation is off to a good start. One more day of heat here, so relief is on the way. Keep us posted on your adventures. By the way, how did you get vacation over National Ice Cream day?

Gettysburg Lady


The ice cream is already made and ready to ship. Now I can relax ??

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By: shertz
7/23/2019 5:37 PM

It's been a good weather week, much better than last year where it rained for four days straight. We had a few sprinkles today but another good beach day.

He's my office setup for the week. Still studying for a certification that I'm hoping to complete by the end of summer.



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By: shertz
7/23/2019 5:39 PM

A look back at some previous theme nights.

Pirates. Took in a little too much rum on this day but it was fun.



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By: shertz
7/23/2019 5:41 PM

Hawaiian night.



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By: shertz
7/23/2019 5:42 PM

Mexican Theme night



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By: shertz
7/23/2019 6:06 PM

Cowboy night



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By: fredneckians
7/23/2019 6:40 PM

He's my office setup for the week. Still studying for a certification that I'm hoping to complete by the end of summer.

shertz


I need to have a conversation with my HR department.

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By: jdj1991
7/24/2019 8:45 AM

What has been your favorite theme so far?

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By: Gettysburg Lady
7/24/2019 9:43 AM

So funny! Can't wait for this year pics. Your office is the envy of everyone. I thought I had a nice view looking out on Springs Ave in Gettysburg but it does not hold a candle to your view. Study hard! LOL!

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