The Beginning of the Fillmer / Marchio Family Blog

Hello and welcome to the Fillmer / Marchio family blog.

This weekend was an eventful one full of activity. Chris, Gabriel and Jacob went to North Carolina to visit Scott and Deborah at the RV park where they were staying. Everyone had such a great time and there was never a pause in the action until bedtime. Scott and Deborah set up the tent and got the campfire ready to light.

The Marchios arrived on Friday evening and were greeted with hotdogs for dinner and smores by the campfire for dessert.

Saturday was a full day of boating. Everyone went out on the sailboat “Jackpot” for a couple of hours of sailing.

Then it was back to the campground for lunch and out on the river with the Sea Doo for the guys. Deborah stayed at home and enjoyed some quiet sewing time.


Jacob and Chris


Gabriel and Scott


See ya later

Fishing was the next activity of the day. Jacob brought the worms and Scott helped the boys bait their hooks.

Gabriel caught a fish!

Whoa! That is what Gabriel said when he lit the campfire for the evening.

Sunday morning came all too soon and after breakfast the guys were off in a flash to see the lighthouses on the Outer Banks. First stop: Bodie Lighthouse on Pea Island.


Wow that is tall!


Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

Lighthouses are nice, but the boys really just wanted to play in the waves, so it was off to the beach they went.

Look at the hole Gabriel dug.

Where is Jacob? He is way down the beach looking for shells. Can you see him? This is a little like where’s Waldo.

All that fun in the sun and still more exciting things to see. Cape Hatteras lighthouse was the final destination before heading home.

After so much excitement in one weekend a fella can get a little wiped out. Gabriel is sharing sleeping quarters with the Blaze.

Everyone had such a wonderful time. No one wanted it to end. So, the Marchio’s took the Sea Doo back to Alabama where it will reside for the remainder of the summer and the Marchio’s can take it to the lake.

Meanwhile, Scott and Deborah are on there way to spend a few months in Tool, Texas with Deborah’s family.

5 thoughts on “The Beginning of the Fillmer / Marchio Family Blog

  1. HI EVERYONE!Thanks for inviting us to your blog. To jog everyone’s memory, I’m Dale & Debbie’s cousin (the one they fed vitamins to, then sprayed purfume up my nose!) We live in Stockton, California.We are getting ready for our July 4th camping trip at Lake Shasta. Your pictures make me feel excited about going! The sea doo looks like a lot of fun for the kids. We are going with our friends and taking our little boat which we’ve never hauled anywhere. So pray that we don’t break down somewhere on I-5 between Stockton and Redding!We are bookmarking your page and if you can tell me how to send photos, I will send some of Erich’s graduation from High School. He leaves in mid July for Basic Training (Air Force) at Lackland AFB, Texas.Enjoy your weekend and hugs to my cousins all around…LoveLinda

  2. I am so glad Linda can see what the boys are doing. She has 3 boys of her own so she know how busy they can be. Linda, have a great vacation!

  3. Hi everybody! Loved seeing the pictures of the boys. Looked like everybody had a great time. Uncle Chris and I are having fun, too. We’re tiling a floor for the first time and discovering that our jobs are not so bad. Chris went to bed last night and said, “Alex is a god!” Today we grout. Sounds like more fun.Hope everybody has a great Fourth. I know those fireworks will be lighting up the sky on the Farm!Love to all,Aunt Debbie

  4. Hi everybody!Sarah, how are you holding up in the heat? Last night here in Eug ene it was 64 and I thought I would die it was so hot! Stop laughing!Now that the tile is down in the bathroom it’s time to strip wallpaper. (Bedroom, too) This is not a fun experience. I can think of about 90 other things I could be doing, all of which would be better. Fortunately the paper is just a border…but still!Scott and Deborah, love the Durango. Mike used the have one of those – remember when he brought it up to Corvallis? He really liked his as I’m sure you will, too.Have a great day everybody – I’m back to stripping – wallpaper that is!Love, Aunt Debbie

  5. Linda – I love the pictures! I have go to learn how to get stuff on here- I just haven’t had the time. Congratulations to Erich on his graduation. I know you are proud of him and all he has accomplished. He will have a wonderful career in the Air Force.

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