We just got back home today from vacation. As is always the case with vacations, the week went by too quickly! I would have loved to spend one more week there with everyone. But we did a lot during our one week, and we enjoyed it to the fullest. It was really nice to hang out with my family, and even nicer because Tobias got to join us there this year.
My family has been going to Ocean City, Maryland, ever since I was 2 years old. It’s a familiar place for me, but still just as exciting every year. I love the beach. We spent a lot of time out there this week. And guess what? I didn’t get sunburned at all this year! If you know how fair-skinned I am, you know that’s quite an accomplishment.
Here’s a day-to-day summary with a few photos, if you’re interested. Don’t be too jealous!
Day 1: Saturday
My family always leaves very early to avoid traffic, but then we have to kill time until 3:00 p.m., when we can check in to our beach apartment rental. We got there early and went to the movie theaters and watched The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. It was pretty cheesy, but still enjoyable.
After we were all unpacked, we headed out to the beach. It was a perfect day, weather-wise. We ordered Chinese food for dinner.
Day 2: Sunday
We spent most of the day out on the beach. The rest of the evening was spent eating dinner and watching Big Bang Theory (which is hilarious, by the way!). We watched that most other days this week, too.
Day 3: Monday
Another gorgeous day on the beach. In the evening, we played Quelf, which is a very crazy and funny board game that made us do very wacky things.
Day 4: Tuesday
We got up early that morning to go biking on the boardwalk. We got to ride these really cool “banana” recumbent bikes and a four-person surrey.
Then we had pizza for lunch and spent a little bit of time on the boardwalk. We also got to go to the Ripley’s Believe it or Not! museum. That was very interesting and a lot of fun.
Day 5: Wednesday
We spent the morning on the beach, but then came in early in the afternoon to go mini golfing. Old Pro Golf had a new indoor course we wanted to try. It was jungle-themed!
Day 6: Thursday
It was rainy on and off all day on Thursday, so we skipped the beach and drove to Delaware to do some sales tax-free shopping at the outlet malls.
After some very successful shopping, we came back for dinner and ate out at Bahama Mama’s, a very colorful crab house.
Day 7: Friday
Our last day in Ocean City. We spent most of it on the beach, but the waves were REALLY rough and there was a drop-off from the beach to the shore. It was very rough. We did spend a little time in the water, though.
Day 8: Saturday.
It was an awesome week. Like I said, I wish it could have been longer!