JUST THE GIRLS πŸ‘­ PLUS ONE DAD 😎 ENTRY #SMASh round 187

in Shadow Hunters β€’ last year (edited)

Greetings to all Shadow Hunters out there in Hiveland!

I was on the road again this past weekend visiting my old home town. It's a small hamlet in Northern New Jersey that's considered the country by all who live in the tiny state of New Jersey. Erskine Lakes, one of three lake communities in the town of Ringwood was where we raised our children . A safe, tight knit community, where you felt fine allowing your kids to jump on their bikes with a towel wrapped around their necks, as they headed for the beach. Erskine Lakes was our lake, with three separate beaches, each geared for the ages of the ton of children that came out in droves during the warm months of summer.

Main beach was where all the girls were going to spend the day.
Myself, as well as my daughter, she's from Pennsylvania, drove into Jersey early Saturday morning to go to the beach with my two daughter-in-laws and 4 of my grand-daughters.

What a day! The weather was sunny, a comfortable 78 degrees , a few puffy clouds and lots of cool shadows.

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It didn't take long for Aunt Erica to settle in the sand, surrounded by those little loves and start taking a few pictures. I have to laugh at myself, I kid her about taking so many pictures all the time, but you will notice the shadow of my hand with camera snapping away also. 😏

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It takes a lot of gear to set up for the afternoon. Coolers, towels, sunscreen and sippy cups. Gotta have those sippy cups, moms and kids need to stay hydrated. πŸ˜‰

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As you can see through the fence, we are finally settled. Phew!
The sun shone, creating shadows and some color in our cheeks.

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The big bonus of the day though was the one dad . He drove us to main beach, unloaded all the gear for us ladies, kissed us all bye-bye and promised to bring pizza at dinnertime.

What a guy!! Although, ??? he seemed quite rested and happy as the sun set and he was on his final leg to get us and all the gear back home again.

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The ladies had a fantastic afternoon, the wee ones were happy but exhausted.

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A more perfect day it could not have been, as I happily laid my head to rest in the house in Erskine Lakes where we raised our little family. You see, that one dad, is now raising his family in that very HOME.

Sending best wishes to the #shadowhunters community, especially my friend @melinda010100, the master mind. @galenkp for all his generous support, plus @annephilbrick, who works so hard to keep our community buzzing along. Let's not forget @good-karma at @ecency and @traciyork for their generous support, thanks guys.

What a fun place to be!

Happy Hunting.

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You really CAN go home again! What a lovely day with your girls and great shadows, too! Thanks for entering the Shadow Contest again. 🌞

Hello, Good morning.
Great weekend , spent the night in the old house, enjoyed breakfast and laughs. Then my daughter and I went to have her hair done as a trail for her Oct 2nd wedding. Omg, I could hardly hold my tears back, she looked like an angel. What a sweet girl I have, love her.
After she was all dolled up, we went to lunch on Greenwood Lake, watched the boats and people and had a delicious lunch. Then it was big hugs and another giggle of excitement anticipating the big day, as we bid farewell.
I missed her already as I drove out of the parking lot.

Sorry can't help myself.😁
Hope you are doing well, you must be as busy as you are, You are so engaging, love chatting with you.
Have a wonderful day, stay safe.

kissed us all bye-bye and promised to bring pizza at dinnertime... he seemed quite rested and happy as the sun set

Still would! :) We, men, are very strong, hardy and tolerant creatures, and we love our wives and children more than life itself. But the merciless evolution pushes us on the path of loneliness, sometimes ;)

Hello there. yes, for sure, every man in my life has been just that, strong, yet tolerate creatures. I am so proud of my sons and my daughter also. My youngest child and only daughter is getting married in two weeks. Going to be a tear filled day, happy tears.
You do hit on something that concerns me also, this world has gone haywire, we must right the ship, I tell my kids to just be strong, keep your priorities clear. Family is everything. Concentrate on the nucleus, your core beliefs, and stick to the "plan". Don't listen to all the BS, just go about your business and love one another.

Always be kind, tolerant and peaceful. This prose is an awesome piece .Check it out. It's how we all should live.

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Here's the entire narrative. It's powerful.
Hope life is a breeze for you. Thanks for your comment.

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Quality family time in a quality place equals pure happiness. I am so happy for you for having such a wonderful time walking down memory lane.

Oh, by the way, I love the shadows too. Wishing you the best with the contest.

Hey Gems, thanks for your kind words. You are so right my friend, family time is pure joy in my book too!
Oh yes, the shadows are so cool, I really enjoy seeing everyone one's creativity in action.
All the best.

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Man, going back home, it's like revisiting hidden parts of our memories! You girls look like you had lots of fun!

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How are you dear friend @farm-mom good afternoon
How beautiful is your hometown, how good that you have visited and captured these beautiful images of shadows
I really appreciate that you let us know
I take this opportunity to wish you a splendid afternoon