Monday, July 14, 2014

Family Vacation 2014 - Delaware/Maryland

Since Tim and I have been together, the first Saturday after school ends his family goes on vacation.  My 9th vacation just took place, 2nd year at Bayside located in Delaware bordering Maryland.  There is a sign out on the point marking the Mason-Dixon Line and state lines (Cool right?!)  the community is beautiful, immaculate and has tons to do.  His parents rent a house and host everyone, this year 10 of us were there- 8 adults and our 2 kids with ease.

Morning rides to Starbucks
Leaving the community and a short drive down the road is Route 1: make a left and head to Bethany Beach and Reboboth and make a right to Ocean City, MD.  This leads to endless amounts of shopping, beaches, mini golf and boardwalks.   Within the community there are 3 pools, splash playground, playgrounds, fishing ponds, 18 hole Jack Nicklaus' golf course, kayaking, paddle boarding, concerts, sidewalks, gardens, a restaurant and small shopping center (including a Starbucks inside Harris Teeter, so you know I was in heaven).

Boys Fishing

The kids had a great time.  They just loved to swim in the pool everyday.  Jack and I took several bike rides including a 1.3 trip to Starbucks, hitching a ride back in the car but he made it there himself, I was so proud of him.  They planned on the playground, roasted marshmellows by the golf course, went fishing, flew a kite, and walked in the sand by the bay and played inside the house.  We took them to OC Boardwalk and went on rides, played games and won toys (the stuffed hot dog was Jack's favorite) and ate ice cream.  What kid wouldn't have fun with all that? 


Tanning at the pool with some mixed drinks and nachos was a favorite of mine, along with our annual "kid" mini golf/winner-takes-all game while J & C stayed back with their grandparents.  Dancing at Seacrets, shopping at the outlets in Reboboth and having a general good time.  Tim played golf twice and the kids loved having daddy not working and being them for a week. 


Video games on Ocean City Boardwalk
We had amazing weather, repeat amazing, since back home there were rain storms back to back.  We had rain the morning of the 4th and that was it, by afternoon is was cleared and sunny again.  The fireworks had been canceled due to setup time with rain that morning, but Jack and I took a walk that night and were able to catch some sitting together on sidewalk alone. They were reschedule for Saturday night but we were home by then.  

I still can't believe it's been 9 vacations with Tim's family or that Jack has been on 5 of them already (first one he was 6 weeks).  Both kids have already asked when they are going back to their "cation" house.
Mom Mobile with our bikes

If you are looking for a great vacation I recommend checking out Bayside, my in-laws rent the houses off web listings.  

Cabela's Stop on the way down to vacation

Until next year!! 
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