Friday, July 31, 2009
day 4 - Ocean City
Tomorrow we head down to the shore for our 9th trip to Ocean City. We discovered it by accident. Years ago we were looking for a mellow place to be with 3 families and their 2 year olds. We'd never been to the Jersey shore before and discovered the retro wonderfulness of OC, its endless boardwalk, quiet beaches, quirky main street, and the joy of Hoy's 5&10. Each year we went back, with different family configurations, relatives popping in, people camping out in different bedrooms. This is the first year we're going just us. I'm planning on bike rides every morning. Reading a book on the beach. Custard cones every night. I can never remember if it's chocolate and mint or chocolate and peanut butter I love best. Sparklers up on our roof deck. Photos at sunset on the beach—every year they are the best photos I ever take.