Monday, October 13, 2008

Mini Vacation...

Hey everyone!! We just got back today from a long weekend in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. We had such a great time! We spent time at the beach, fabulous restaurants and quite a few shopping outlets.

We left Friday after school and arrived in Rehoboth around 9 pm. It's about a 4 1/2 to 5 hour drive for us. Here's a picture of Alex on the ride down:

We stayed in a lovely condo that we found on I highly recommend that site to anyone that likes to travel. This is the third time we've booked through them and have never been disappointed. All the rental properties are listed by the owners, so no realtor to deal with. Great prices too!

Sorry, got carried away. Anyhow...we spent Friday at the beach. Noel fished, I read some of my book and the kids played and collected shells/rocks. Here's some of the beach pics:

You would not believe the fabulous weather we October!

After the beach, we toured Fort Miles in Cape Henlopen State Park. Fort Miles was built to defend Delaware Bay and River and to protect domestic shipping from enemy fire, particularly from the German surface fleet during WWII. It is fascinating to see and to imagine it alive with soldiers. Here's some pics from our tour:

The scariest part of the tour was walking to the top of one of the guard towers. I HATE heights. I did rather well until coming back down. Had to steady those wobbly knees!

The Tower:

The view before the climb:

The climb UP:

And from the top:

Later that night, while we waited for our dinner reservations, we tried drag racing. How fun! This tidbit may be disputed, however I do believe I won hands down!

Ssshhhh, don't tell Noel,

he thinks he won!

The following day we did some early Christmas shopping, late back-to-school shopping and some just-for-fun shopping! The outlets are wonderful and have over 130 stores. With all of those stores to visit, you wouldn't think Kelsey would have time to "horse around", but she sure did!

After shopping, we drove down to Ocean City, Maryland for a seafood buffet dinner. Then, rolled ourselves back to the condo and had movie night. After packing the car this morning (how did we get so much stuff in such a short amount of time??), we had a big breakfast and headed home.

Unfortunately, reality has set in and we've already started preparing for the week by prepping the produce stand, reviewing our mail and scheduling some appointments. Well, it was nice while it lasted...