Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bethany Beach Fun

We were blessed with an invitation from Darrell's Dad's best friend and wife (did you follow that?) to come stay with them at their beach house in South Bethany, Delaware. (Same beach as Ocean City, Maryland....just due north). We had one full beautiful beach day, one-half of another, then the rest rain....but we still had a lot of fun and did a lot of activities.

Once the kids got used to the waves and the ocean, Evan and Ann-Marie enjoyed boogie-boarding. Alec, however, enjoyed the sand a little more as the waves were intimidating at first. He did do more swimming with Darrell and I once he got used to the waves.

Silliness at the beach house.....Ann-Marie got a hold of Darrell's shirt and my sunglasses.....
One of the rainy days we went to see the lighthouse and visit the marker that divides Maryland from much fun to put a foot in each state!

Ann-Marie and I took an early morning walk on the beach.....
The request from the children was to eat at an "all-you-can-eat" seafood buffet. We chose Phillip's since it was closest. The kids really enjoyed it. They discovered crayfish, learned how to open crabs, and dug into crab legs.

I love this picture, because we have one just like it when we were in Italy in the kids were able to look across both sides of the Atlantic ocean this year!

On the way back home, we drove through Lewes, Delaware (the first town in the first state) and stopped at Cape Henlopen State Park.
Climbing the fire control tower.......
finding out how stinky horseshoe crab shells are....
enjoying the view of the lighthouse.....
and exploring the nature center.

A big thank you to our gracious hosts, we had a fabulous time!!! Another thank you to the Blietz B&B in Silver Spring, Md....we were able to break up the drive home and spend time with friends. Thank you again to our wonderful neighbors, Mike and Chelsea Johnston, who look after our house when we're gone!
And, this sums it up.....a good vacation leaves you well-rested! Yes, Alec did fall asleep like that while watching TV.....I think we wiped him out!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Looks like a great trip!

Thanks for sharing!

Glad you are home.