Monday, August 4, 2008

...these are a few of my favorite things...

One of my favorite places in the world, Wildwood NJ. There is nothing like the Jersey Shore--and that coming from a Marylander is sacrilege. Most Marylanders head to the "ocean"--Ocean City, MD, but we have always traveled to the "shore" My brother, Bob, has always been kind enough to take us to the Wildwoods. My older brothers took Bob, me and my Mom when we were little. A tradition was born. And Bob took my kids when they were small. We fully expect the kids to take over the tradition one day. The sounds and smells of the ocean, bay, and boardwalk are rejuvenating for me. My brother and daughter picked out our current hotel when she was a little girl. We were having a streak of bad weather and they decided we needed a change. They went around till they found the perfect one. It has something for everyone and is right on the beach. We come back to same hotel, same room year after year. I always look forward to this trip. . There are so many funny and tender memories of my mother here.The Port Royal, Room 319. That is where you will find us.
I love to sit on the balconey and people watch. You can see all the happenings.


We usually start the day with a bike ride. The Wildwood Boardwalk is two miles long. We always start in the Crest make our way up the Boardwalk, go about a mile beyond to the inlet and double back--quite a workout every morning. We have breakfast out, hit the beach all day and then it is off to the Boardwalk or a neighborhood basketball game at night.
My daughter is coming up tonight to spend a couple of days. My son, Sean, can't make it this year. He is still living in Austin and we miss him mightily. But, I will have a Lime Ricky(the most refreshing drink ever) and take a ride on the Great White(best wooden roller coaster) for him.




5 comments:

Margaret said...

Looks like fun. Hope you are having a relaxing time. You deserve it. i miss you, though !

Jen said...

I love a vacation!
Have fun! And don't forget to look for something Weird. :)

Katie said...

The beach looks beautiful there!! Please relax and enjoy your vacation! I second Margaret, you deserve it!! Be careful and can't wait to see you when you come home!!

Elise said...

I'm glad you are having a great time on your vacation. It sounds like a great place to go.

Diana said...

glad you are having fun!