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Down the Shore

Just like last year, my family took an autumn trip “down the shore” (Philly’s way of saying “to the beach”!). Last year was one day in Cape May with my parents and this year was a long weekend at a new-to-me beach, Ocean City, Maryland, with the addition of Greg and family friend, Sokol.

Thanks to my mom, we stayed in an ocean front condo with views that actually and literally took my breath away. Our days became pretty routine, pretty quickly. Morning started with bright sunshine, on our balcony, with coffee and views of boardwalk-goers below us and ocean waves in front of us. We rode bicycles to breakfast each morning and spent most of the day riding along the boardwalk, spending time at the few places that quickly became our favorites – snacking on popcorn (Fisher’s), french fries (Thrasher’s), ice cream (Dumser’s) and beer at what was undoubtedly my favorite find of the trip – Backshore Brewing Company. The five of us held a mini-golf tournament, playing one game per day and adding the total scores at the end (Dad was the victor), played oceanfront scrabble, and spent a lot of time just relaxing and enjoying the views.

As we often say, it was another great trip in the books. Just like my post from our trip to the Poconos, there are many photos (36!) ahead. Enjoy!

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One Day in Cape May

One beautiful, gorgeous, breathtaking, enjoyable, autumn day in Cape May. 

One nice thing about living in Philly is being less than a two-hour drive from this beautiful place.

My parents and I woke up Monday morning, drove to the shore, and drove home in the evening. It’s not something that we’re used to – being able to drive to the beach and home, all in one day. But if I could guess, I’d say it’s something that will now happen often. 

We fulfilled one of my moms life-long dreams by visiting Cape May. She had high expectations, and at the end of the day, her expectations were surpassed. What an adorable town, gorgeous beach and generally fun place to be! Cape May, we will be back, sooner rather than later.

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The Beach

We’re now back in Philly, after a nice, long, relaxing week at the beach.

I really really didn’t want vacation to end. I just love the beach. I really want to live at one.

I didn’t pick up my camera much during the week. Mornings were filled with coffee and breakfast. Some mornings a bike ride to a coffeeshop. Most afternoons were spent in the sand. Beach bocce and other beach games were enjoyed. No beach game is complete without some beach drinks. After the games, time was spent laying on a towel, listening to the waves and feeling the sand blow across the beach.┬áNights brought dinner and ice cream.Mini golfing. Some ping pong and more drinks. A night walk on the beach. Also some soothing hot tub time. All the time was spent with beautiful views and family.

Every day was wonderful.

Even though I don’t have many photos, I’ll share what I have. Enjoy!

{Views from our porch.}

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{Having fun!}

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{S’more hand pies!}

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{Enjoying the view.}

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I’ll be back with food tomorrow!