Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Some Beach Somewhere

We finally went on our family vacation at the beginning of the month. We took 5 nights and 6 days to go back down the ocean, hon! It seems like forever that we been there and much had changed, including us.
This was the view outside our room. We were beachfront. This hotel use to be right on the beach but years ago, Ocean City did a beach replenishment program and the oceanfront properties on the boardwalk have an ocean wall built along with a widened beach to keep the stormy seas at bay. Our hotel was at the end of the boardwalk and had dunes built in front to protect it, so we were as on the beach as you can get now. Anyway, it was delightful to be able to sit on our balcony and watch and hear the waves. I was worried just how I was going to keep up my daily exercise routine while on vacation, but my family provided the answer. Not being early risers, them not me, I was able to get up and get my exercise in every morning. We went bike riding the first 3 days. Forgot to take a picture on day 1 but it was just a regular bike, so no biggie. The other 2 days I walked the boardwalk from start to finish all 2.5 - 3 miles of it (depends on who you ask as to how long it is!)
For some reason Ian and I decided that we would take Sean with us bike riding. Now Sean doesn't bike ride so the plan was to rent one of the small 3 seater surry bikes and take Sean along. Well when we got to the bike rental place, which was right outside our hotel, they only had larger surries for rent, so we went with that. Well let me tell you, they need all 4 people to peddle any distance and at more than a snail pace. We managed to get about 3/4 down the boardwalk before we had to turn around as it took us 1/2 hour to reach that point. So I really had my work out for the day that day!
Ian and I rode these fun cycles on our third day. They were interesting once you got the hang of how to steer them. We made it from one end of the boardwalk to the other in the hour we had. Sorry the picture is so blurry but forgot to wipe the condensation off the camera lens. Once we returned to the hotel in the morning from my morning exercise, we would get breakfast and then head off to do some serious mini golfing...
and some more....
and there was at least 2 more days of mini golfing...but forgot to take pictures one day. Betcha you can guess who the picture taker in the family is?
We went to the beach and Chip and Ian went boogy boarding. Ian hasn't been since he was 8 years old and then he couldn't go out too far into the water, so this time it was much more fun for him.
Sean and I vegged out on the beach for a bit. Sean built sand castles in the sand while I watched the boys boogy boarding.
We ate at lots of our favorite places in Ocean City and found lots of new favorites.
or should I say, the boys ate and I took pictures....
Best caramel corn ever! Well I did eat plenty and some things I probably shouldn't have, but I did try to be good and skipped the ice cream at Dumser's. My kids use to call it dumpster when they were small as they couldn't remember it's name all the time.
We played skeeball and went bowling....
Ian bought a stunt kite and went kite flying...
Sorry the picture isn't clearer. Ian learned pretty quickly had to make his kite do what he wanted. Soon he had other people asking for his advice on their kite issues!
Our vacation time went faster than we wanted but all in all we had great time and the perfect weather...
Can't wait to go back next year to visit again. Until next time....


  1. So glad to hear you and the guys got away and had a good time.

  2. Pat,

    Yeah, it was nice to be away. The beach was lovely. We plan on going back next year to do it all over again.


  3. Great pics Dee, and lovely narration...felt like i was right there along with you..similar sights and beach here on the westcoast..reminds me alot of Long Beach Washington, one of MY favorite vacationing sites...sure hope that reality takes more than a couple days to set it, altho, usually once you get home to the laundry and the stack of email and snail mail, it is pretty hard to ward it off...glad you had a great time and have many fond memories...thanks again for sharing...cheers m.

  4. Oh it looks like you had a wonderful time! I love the beach,hubby not so much.LoL..Warm Blessings!~Amy