Well, we've been back from our vacation to Ocean City, Maryland, since Saturday night. Yes, it has taken me this long to get a post up! There is just something about returning from vacation, isn't there? You feel (or maybe you are) 2 weeks behind, and you look around at your house filled to the brim with stuff and feel the sudden urge to purge and organize! It must have something to do with living only with what you need while on vacation?
Anyway, considering the fact that our vacation was delayed one day by an emergency evacuation and threat of a major hurricane, we were beyond lucky. The day we were supposed to be on vacation (Saturday), we spent a fantastic day at Ohiopyle (a post on that is coming). We learned Sunday morning that they were letting people back into Ocean City at noon. We started calling our hotel, to make sure they were there, and for hours got no answer. Finally, by early afternoon, they answered, and we were on our way by 3:30 Sunday.
Dylan did a great job on the 6 1/2 hour ride down (and back), and we had no trouble with traffic. It was a little cold the first day, but there was no rain, and we were able to go to the beach every day. I wanted to make sure and choose a place with a pool, because it was Dylan's first experience with the ocean, and I didn't know if he would like the waves. Turns out, we only went to the pool for a short time on the first and last day. We are a beach family! We would go to the beach by about 11:00, and stay until 4:00 or 5:00 each day.
Dylan loves the sand. Not even so much playing with it, but more like crawling into it until he and the sand become one. There was sand in every crevice of his body! One day he even fell asleep laying in the hot sand, like a lizard, before Jim moved him onto a towel. He loved it when I would bury him up to his waist, and then Jim would make stuff around him. On the video, you'll see he was an octopus, driving a boat "S.S. Dylan", a strong man, a surfer, and a merman.
In the evenings we went miniature golfing, to the boardwalk, played his new favorite game (skeeball), and watched two movies (Monsters, Inc., and Rio). Jim and I watched "Morning Glory" and "Source Code".
All the photos are SOC (Straight Out of the Camera - not edited at all). That is a big deal, because I never do that! I took over 200 pictures, but I managed to only use enough for two songs - "Holiday Road", and "Three Is A Magic Number". Sometimes I feel bad for Dylan, since he is an only child, and doesn't have any first cousins to travel with. But, I have to say that on this vacation, it really did feel like three WAS a magic number.