Beach Trip Summary

Beach Trips

Virginia Beach 2008
Virginia Beach 2008

We love the beach!  Here are some of our favorite trips from most recent to as far back as we can remember.

When Jeanne and Mark were young, both the Phillips and the Davis family used to enjoy beach trips, particularly camping at an inland campsite and spending the day at the beach.  We discovered that both families spent many summers at Pine Haven Campground in Sea Isle City, NJ when Jeanne and Mark were in our mid to late teenage years.  Chances are that we were camping the same week of the summer and maybe even ran into each other at the Pavilion listening to the jukebox and hanging out with the other kids.  Wouldn’t that have been interesting if we knew each other in those days.

We continue our tradition, but have moved on to less rustic accommodations.

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Recipe Index

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Tuna Fish Salad

Tuna Fish Salad
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This is Grandma Davis' Tuna Fish Salad recipe. Its intended for use in a sandwich. It would seem trite to have a recipe, but some of our kids have commented on missing it, so we dug it out of the archives.
Tuna Fish Salad
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This is Grandma Davis' Tuna Fish Salad recipe. Its intended for use in a sandwich. It would seem trite to have a recipe, but some of our kids have commented on missing it, so we dug it out of the archives.
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Disney Trip Summary

We have quite a bit of experience going to Disney World and Universal Studies in Orlando, Florida.  We’ve also branched out to do a Disney Cruise and Disneyland in California.  This section is intended to provide some historical perspective on our experiences. We’ve experienced Disney with our kids, with our extended family of 24 people, and as a romantic getaway with just Mark and Jeanne.

AnimMonorail

DisneyWorld Disneyland Disney Cruise
Mark 22 2 1
Jeanne 19 2 1
Ty 11 1 1

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2019 Memorial Day Camp Out

Planning is underway up for the 2019 49th annual Phillips Family Memorial Day Camping Trip at World’s End State Park.  We are rapidly evolving with another generation of campers.  We’ll be looking for some help to make sure we pass along some of the old traditions and create some new ones for the next generation.  What are some of the traditions that you remember, and what traditions need more attention or need to emerge?

Camp out dates are Thursday, May 23rd through Monday, May 27th, 2019. However, Mark and Brian are probably going up on Tuesday and would welcome anyone who’d like to stay an additional night or two.  Please arrange this ahead of time so we can make sure to reserve your campsite.

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Disney Resorts

Where To Stay

In 2002 we got a great deal staying at Homewood Suites right outside Disneyworld.  This should have been terrific – a nice suite including kitchenette, a Jacuzzi, a nice pool and free breakfast every morning.  But something didn’t feel right.  While the price was terrific, we found ourselves with people who didn’t seem to share our same values.  I don’t know how else to state this – it just wasn’t comfortable.  After a few nights, we decided to call DisneyWorld to see if we could move to an onsite resort.  We cancelled the rest of our stay at the Homewood Suites and spent the remainder of the week at Port Orleans Riverside.  The difference was amazing and Port Orleans became our most favorite resort – at least up to the point that we tried another resort.  I don’t know what magic makes the in-park resorts so much more delightful, but this experience proved it yet again. Continue reading Disney Resorts