Saturday, September 15, 2007

First Things First

Now that the week is over, it's about time I wrote about last weekend's trip. We went to Rehoboth DE and Ocean City MD. Not exactly as far south as I want to go (Key West) and the wrong direction for Maine. was a get away, at least, and it was fun. Left early Friday morning and met up with friends in Rehoboth for a late lunch at what's become a yearly tradition for us at the Iguana Grill. Then we did some shopping. Unfortunately, (for me, not the others)the LYS in Rehoboth, Knitty Gritty, was closed and I didn't get to stop in. I'd heard mixed reviews but I wanted to see for myself. Oh well, Monday, I thought, I could hit it on the way back. I wanted to visit another LYS in Bethany Beach, Sea Needles, on the way back also, because this day was quickly going by and we had to get to Ocean City. Did I mention the weather was gorgeous that whole weekend? It was lovely. Temps in the 80's...Friday was humid, but the rest of the weekend, just perfect. By the time we got to the hotel we didn't want to do much but relax, listen to the band on the hotel deck and drink. I'd like to comment, now, that I am not enamoured of establishments planting palm trees if they're in a location that they won't over winter. It's just wrong. Many places do it up here too. But, it seems that everyone wants to be in the warmer latitudes but often can't. So...that being said...this is what I saw when I looked up from my lounge chair Friday night at the hotel bar. After the band was finished at the hotel, we went over to Fager's Island to hear another band and have more drinks. Notice the theme? :-)
Good thing OCMD offers public transportation for a couple bucks, affectionately known as the "drunk bus" to keep the roads safe from those of us who've partied too hard. Riding the "drunk bus" is entertainment in itself. It was very late by the time we got back to the hotel.
Saturday morning we all met for a late breakfast at one of my favorites down there, The Bayside Skillet. The food has always been great, and the portions generous. They encourage sharing. Here's some of our grub and grog.
That cocktail on the right? That was mine. Grand Mimosa. mmmmmm....
After stuffing ourselves, we went back to the hotel to get ready for the afternoon. We went to Seacrets. The place is huge. My ankle doesn't allow me much freedom to take advantage of some things there, like the floats in the water, but it was fun anyway. Spent the afternoon listening to the bands and partying, and then finding a bunch of empty lounge chairs to relax the rest of the afternoon away. The following pics are from Seacrets, and just happen to be the Saturday Sky. I kept singing..."Sitting on the Dock of the Bay."

We were at Seacrets for about 12 hours, so there wasn't much energy to do much else but go to bed.
We had decided to stay and extra day and leave on Monday instead of Sunday as we'd done in the past, so a whole day to do anything we wanted lay ahead. It was a glorious day. We shopped...walked on the boardwalk (slowly for me and stopping to rest) and had a late dinner and cocktails at Harpoon Hannah's on Fenwick Island. We ended the day there having cocktails and listening to the guitarist at their tiki bar.

Monday it was time to pack up and leave. On the way back, I got to stop at Sea Needles for some stash enhancement. The shop had some really really nice yarn, some of which came home with me. :-) My friends didn't believe there is yarn made out of bamboo, even when they saw it for themselves. I got some other yarn too...more on that later. The shop was nice, and the shop owner was too. Then, it was back to Rehoboth for more shopping, sitting on the boardwalk (me) and walking on the beach (the others) and an early dinner at the Purple Parrot Grill. Just as we were about to leave, the skies opened up and it poured for about a 1/2 hour. I never made it to Knitty Gritty, it was closed again. The link isn't working to it's website now, I wonder if it's closed for good? was time to head back home. It was really a nice weekend away. Then it was back to reality and the rat race at work on Tuesday.


NH Knitting Mama said...

Duh, I just realized there was a whole 'nother entry for today!

I'm glad you got a chance to do some traveling!

vegasangelbrat said...

Oh Nancy, I'm so glad you had a great time! Wow on the LYS..I'm jealous!I think I would die from shock if a store out here had that much yarn in
What a magnificent sunset pic..oh how I miss those! Thanks for sharing your time away, fantastic pic's :)

Anne said...

Wow quite the vacation!!! That definitely looks like you had an amazing time :D

Grace Yaskovic said...

Tom and I adore Ocean City MD and Bayside Skillet is our favorite restaurant there, Many mornings we wake up and he'll say where do you want to go for breakfast and I say Bayside. I love their Strawberry Omelot(we replicate it at home) Crepes Wilbur and Potaoes Tara. He loves the Seafood Fritatta, One night we went for dinner and had the best Coconut Shrimp with Strawberry Ketchup ever!!!! We love the ferry ride, and I will put Sea Needles on my list of must sees!!!

km said...

What a fun trip! And yarn stores with the beach. That must be the best combination ever. Glad you had a fantastic time. =0)

Jane said...

Sounds and looks like a really great time!