The Girls and Boys Head East for the Fourth.

Festive St. Michael's homes.

Festive St. Michael’s homes.

Over the week of the Fourth of July, I had the pleasure of vacationing at the Eastern Shore on the Chesapeake Bay. It’s my first time renting a bay waterfront home and probably not my last. The Bay and Beach both have their upsides, but something about the quietness bay and your own private beach and dock makes it a much more inviting place to kick back and relax.

Alpha framed by a setting sun on our dock in Oxford, Maryland.

Alpha framed by a setting sun on our dock in Oxford, Maryland.

Hubby, Alpha and I went up early and took some quality time catching crabs, exploring the adjoining rivers and creeks by boat, and kicking back. Twin sis and her family of four followed suit for the last three days.

Adorable hubby and his shiny new crab "catcher"

Adorable hubby and his shiny new crab “catcher”

Neighbors sunlit along the beautiful Bay.

Neighbors sunlit along the beautiful Bay.

Boating, basking in the sun, watching sunsets on the edge of our private dock, eating lots of good food, catching up on some reading, picking my favorite beach rocks with Julie (who wanted all of the clear ones) and enjoying a “surprise-filled” 4th was our itinerary.

Front row seats for the firework display over the Bay.

Front row seats for the firework display over the Bay.

George and Julia happy as a clams at the "Bay House" {as Julia has cutely coined it}

George and Julia happy as a clams on the dock of the “Bay House” {as Julia has cutely coined it}

Hubby and Alpha going for a swim... old girl needed a life vest to keep her head up.

Hubby and Alpha going for a swim… old girl needed a life vest to keep her head up.

And it was perfect.

Hubby, me, and Alpha in one of the only shots we managed to gather for during the week. Ahhh... still love this trio.

Hubby, me, and Alpha in one of the only shots we managed to gather for during the week. Ahhh… still love this trio.

Definitely a trip never to be forgotten in this household.

Sunsets, stars and Stripes on the festive dock where we watched Oxford fireworks.

Sunsets, stars and Stripes on the festive dock where we watched Oxford fireworks.

 

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