You just never know what life is going to throw your way. Our much anticipated trip to the Bahamas with plans to swim with dolphins and jet ski and shop in town in their open market - has turned into a trip to Ocean City, Maryland. Ed really had his heart set on an ocean/beach experience. Late last night he booked us at the Hilton. This morning before 10am, we were on the road for a three hour drive.
When we got here it was too early to check in so we walked across the street to an all you can eat Crab restaurant called "Higgins". Using the mallet on the crabs was a pretty good stress reliever, by the way. Ed and I gave the crabs two thumbs up - and the corn on the cob was probably one of the best I've ever had.
When we got to our room, it was beautiful.
Ed booked us a corner suite with a deck that sits high above the beach.
We are sitting on the deck right now with a pretty decent view! I want to bottle this sound - ocean waves, kids playing, seagulls...I could sleep out here. It's actually pretty chilly - and the ocean is rough. I guess Hurricane Irene is on a mission to follow us!
Ed's on the iPad playing angry birds and I'm accepting photos from Miss Katja of Brian. It looks like he walked around the block without sitting in the stroller with Gavin. I am sure he was over the moon about that!! He LOVES to walk and explore. Seeing what a family friendly hotel and town this is, I kind of wish the boys were here!
We'll soon be off to the boardwalk for dinner and a stroll. Tomorrow we have a tour of Assateague island planned at 10:30 which I'm looking forward to. It's a short cruise that will take us to remote areas of the island...and it promises us views of the herds of wild ponies that have lived on Assateague for hundreds of years. We could also see bald eagles, dolphins and other wildlife. Hopefully it is equally as entertaining as the wildlife I'm used to in my own home. *wink*
It's definitely been an interesting two days for Ed and for me. We're trying our best to move on and enjoy this time away.