Summer Vacation!

Whoo hoo! Last week we were on vacation in Ocean City, MD.  It was my first time in Ocean City, the hubby has been there before but that was years ago.  We rented a condo on the beach that had the greatest back deck.  It was so wide and deep and even had a roof!

This is the sight that greeted me when we walked into the condo

View from the Deck

View from the Deck

Sunrise, Sunday morning

Sunday Morning Sunrise

Sunday Morning Sunrise

We saw quite a bit of wildlife, horseshoe crabs, the horses at Assateague, but the most unusual were the red foxes that we saw on Wednesday morning.

Foxes on the Beach

Foxes on the Beach

Turns out that they live on the dunes and eat the rabbits that also inhabit the dunes.  This isn’t the greatest picture but I didn’t want to get too close and I didn’t bring the right camera lens for this type of photo.

We ate in most days, I have a severe shellfish allergy that really limits where we can go to eat at the shore, most restaurants have at least some kind of shellfish on the menu.

I tend to keep my meals simple when we cook at the shore.  This year we were not able to grill, condo rules, so everything had to be made in the oven or on the stove top.  The first night I brought down homemade coleslaw, pulled pork, rolls, and chips for dinner.  The stores are just too crowded for me on Saturday afternoons at the shore.

Sunday morning, bright and early, I hit Rick’s 64th Street Market.   I picked up some basic supplies and breakfast items.  Sunday night we kept it simple with steamed corn on the cob, baked chicken breasts marinated in italian dressing, and sautéed zucchini, onions, eggplant, garlic and tomatoes.

Monday was pasta with meatballs, Tuesday we went out to a sports bar/taproom.  I ended up with a really bad steak but it was the only thing on the menu that wasn’t cooked on the same grill/fryer/etc as shellfish.  Wednesday we had pork chops, roasted potatoes, and glazed carrots.

Thursday we went out for dinner at J/R’s Ribs.  The husband had a rack of baby back ribs, I went for the half BBQ Chicken Dinner.  Both were very good, the selection of sides was heavy on the starches and the atmosphere was very dated but our waitress was very nice and extremely attentive.

Breakfast is my husband’s favorite meal to go out for so Friday morning we tried Rosenfeld’s Jewish Deli.  I had the corned beef hash with eggs, the hubby got the corned beef omelette.  Both were fantastic!  I was a bit disappointed with the potato latke but the rest of our breakfast was terrific.

Friday stayed on the beach until the lifeguards left.  We made a snack out of the leftover ribs and chicken from the night before.  Around 8pm, we were both a little hungry so we headed to Dead Freddies, which was right across the street from where we were staying.  It was a fun place, it was a tough place for me to eat because of the amount of shellfish on the menu, but the atmosphere was fun and most of the restaurant is outside on the bay.  I ended up with a tossed green salad, everything else either had shellfish, was cooked on the same grill as shellfish, or in the same fryer as shellfish.  The hubby had the Humdinger Burger and said it was great.  We saw an amazing sunset, had an adult beverage or two and enjoyed our last night at the beach.

We are home now and getting ready to head back to work after a relaxing week away. Sigh….. is there anything more relaxing than the sound of waves hitting the sand?




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