Sunday, September 13, 2009

Back home again

Although our vacation was much too short, it was just what I needed.  I needed to be out of this house.  Away from work.  Away from my life.

I actually had fun.  I enjoyed spending time alone with my husband.  I enjoyed just being. 

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As soon as we got our stuff settled in our room we headed down to the beach.  Well, it was more than a room.  It was a suite!  It was really nice.  Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, dining room and a full kitchen.  We are so thankful for the gift.  I’m trying to come up with something nice to give back to her as a thank you.

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The weather wasn’t great but it could’ve been worse.  It was overcast and in the 70’s on Friday and Saturday and finally on Sunday it was sunny and in the 80’s.  But we stayed inside to catch the Raven’s game (first win of the season!). 

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We stayed in the building on the left on the second floor on the left side.  We could see the ocean from the balcony.

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The water wasn’t too cold.  Not warm enough for swimming (not that I would be caught dead in a bathing suit anyway) but just right for getting my feet wet.  I usually go for deep reds but I thought that the turquoise would be a fun change.

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Courtney tried so hard to get his kite to fly but he just wasn’t having much luck.  There was plenty of wind…until we got on the beach.

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I think at this point his kite needed CPR.

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He finally got it to fly after we got off the beach.

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I have a confession to make.  I was born and raised in Maryland.  Just outside of Annapolis nonetheless.  And I have never eaten crabs before.  If you aren’t familiar with Maryland than it’s not such a shock but crabs are a Maryland staple.  I’m 30 years old and it’s high time I at least tried them.  Let me tell you….they are DELICIOUS!  I’ve had crab dip and crab soup before and I love them but I really liked eating just the crabs alone.  Our waitress was nice enough to show us how to “pick” them. 

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Although they are a little pricey, they were so yummy.  We will definitely have them again.

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After dinner we took a walk on the boardwalk.  We browsed the cheesy souvenir stores.  We got some boardwalk ice cream.  And we rode the ferris wheel.

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The next day we drove up to Rehobeth Beach, DE.  It’s not too much different than Ocean City but it was something to do.

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We had breakfast (although it was probably close to 2:00) at a little diner.  Can you tell Courtney was getting annoyed with my picture taking?

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They even had the syrup on the table a la Rain Man.  I didn’t get pancakes though.  I got french toast and it was yummy.

The rest of the evening was pretty low key.  We walked the boardwalk again and afterwards  we decided (well, it was my idea) to go back to our room and play a drinking game.  We watched Half Baked and every time Jim Breuer said “man” we took one drink.  Every time they smoked pot we took two drinks.  And any time Sir Smoke Alot was on you had to finish your beer.  We couldn’t even make it through the entire movie.  I had to throw in the towel first but Courtney didn’t last much longer than I did.  All in all, it was a fun night.

Again, we stayed in this afternoon to catch the game and left as soon as it was over.     

Now that we’re back I am trying so hard not to fall in my usual ruts.  I don’t want to mope around the house anymore.  I don’t want to feel depressed anymore.  With my due date coming up this Saturday it is going to be an extremely hard task but I am going to really try.


Princess Avanaar said...

Glad you had such a wonderful vaca! You take beautiful pictures! My hubby gives me that look too, 'cause I always take tons of pictures wherever we go!

BTW, in that one pic of Courtney drinking coffee, he kinda looks like House (Hugh Laurie). =D

M said...

That sounds like a great vacation!
Glad you ate crab! YUM!!

I'll be thinking of you this Saturday. I wish I was there to give you a BIG hug and go eat cheesecake!

You know what is so crazy - the pictures of Courtney with the kite - I expected to see kids as I scrolled down - they are SO close to coming to you Kate! I don't know how, but you will be a mommy and it will be beautiful!

Thinking of you and sending lots of love!

hollyli said...

Your vacation looked wonderful. I love your toes. Yes, crabs are good. Did you have regular crabs for the infamous blue crabs? Funny how we're talking about craabs! ;)

Yo said...

Great vacay shots! You are a wonderful photographer!